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July 29, 2012               12:10 AM ET
Zara Phillips is making her Olympic debut in equestrian eventing, and the gold-medal question is whether her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, will head out to Greenwich Park on Sunday to watch her compete in the dressage portion of the competition.

On Saturday the queen and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh visited British team members in the athletes village in Olympic Park, chatted up other athletes in the dining hall, rode to the top of the 377-foot (115-meter) Orbit tower beside the stadium, and made a brief appearance in the Aquatics Centre.

It was a busy day given the 86-year-old monarch had officially opened the games the night before and stunned the crowd by participating in one of the evening’s most memorable moments: a film clip alongside Daniel Craig portraying Bond.

In the clip, Bond strides into Buckingham Palace to escort his VIP guest to the Olympic ceremony. Many had expected a famous actress to play the role of the queen, so there was an audible gasp when the queen herself swiveled around in her desk chair and declared: “Good evening, Mr. Bond.”

Aside from her grandmother, Phillips may count on other royals in the stands to cheer her on as she puts her horse High Kingdom through the paces of the standard test designed to demonstrate a horse’s obedience. First cousins Princes William and Harry and William’s wife Kate are expected to attend at least some portion of the competition.

And Phillips’ mother, Princess Anne, is not only president of the British Olympic committee but a member of the International Olympic Committee and a former equestrian eventing Olympian herself.

Anne competed in the 1976 Montreal Olympics but fell off her horse. Phillips father, Capt. Mark Phillips, fared better in his Olympic endeavors, winning team gold at Munich in 1972 and silver in Seoul 16 years later. He’s now a top coach of the U.S. equestrian team and is in London with the Americans.

In a recent BBC interview, Anne acknowledged the pressure British athletes were under competing on home turf.

“I’d hate to be doing it now — that’s all I can tell you!” she said.

But her 31-year-old daughter downplayed the pressure, telling reporters earlier in the week she would have no trouble competing with other royals in the stands.

“They’re my family. It’s not weird,” she quipped. But she shied from the question of whether she had received any advice from her grandmother the queen, herself an equestrian enthusiast.

“Do you think I would tell you that?” she said.

Phillips had qualified for the 2008 Beijing Games but had to pull out after her horse Toytown got injured. British equestrian officials have stressed that Phillips is on the team because she’s an excellent athlete, not because she’s royal.

Phillips is 14th in line for the British throne but she and her older brother, Peter, have very low profiles in the royal family. They hold no royal titles — unique among the queen’s eight grandchildren — after their mother turned down the monarch’s offer of honors.

Nevertheless both are very much part of the royal family. The queen and Prince Phillip were honored guests at her wedding last year to international rugby star Mike Tindall, who has been photographed playfully wrestling William and Harry until they begged for mercy.

In the first day of the dressage competition Saturday, Australia took the early lead with Germany and the United States close behind.

In the individual competition, Germany’s Ingrid Klimke had a sparkling dressage test to score 39.3 penalty points, followed by teammate Dirk Schrade on King Artus with 39.8 and Mary King of Britain with 40.9 on Imperial Cavalier.

“I didn’t think about the score,” said Klimke. “That’s up to the judges. My job was to ride a supple test.”

Eventing standings are determined by lowest score. Each team includes up to five riders, with the combined scores of the three lowest riders to win team medals and the overall lowest riders to win individual honors.

The Greenwich Park stands hold seats for 23,000 for dressage and show jumping, while 50,000 spectators are expected on the cross-country course Monday. Medals in both team and individual competitions will be presented Tuesday after the show jumping phase.

The hometown cheering upset the British horses. King — a veteran of five Olympics and winner of two previous team medals — put her fingers to her lips as she emerged from the tunnel at the end of the ring. The crowd responded with silence.

“It’s absolutely fantastic here,” King said after her ride as tears streaked down her face. “My horse has tremendous enthusiasm and the crowd helped me. I can’t thank them enough.”

Several teams, including favorites Britain and New Zealand, did not have a complete rotation of three riders Saturday, so team standings are still preliminary.

from:  http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/wire?section=oly&id=8209010

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

May 15th, 1981

May 15th

5 + 15 +2+0+1+2 = 25 = her personal year (from May 15th, 2012 to May 14th, 2013) = Rooting for the underdog.

Knight of Wands Tarot card

25 year + 7 (July) = 32 = her personal month (from July 15th, 2012 to August 14th, 2012) = Olympics.

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1:54 AM             June 2, 2012

On Sunday, as more than a thousand boats begin a stately flotilla down the Thames river in celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee, the procession will be led by 71 kayaks. Near the front, hoping they don’t get too tired, will be two doctors from San Francisco, the lone U.S. entry.

The expedition is the brainchild of Kieron Leslie, a professor of medicine at the University of California-San Francisco. British-born Leslie, who did his medical training at the University of London, holds dual U.S.-British citizenship. When he heard that the Queen’s 60th anniversary on the throne would include a river extravaganza, he immediately wanted to be a part of the event honoring his sovereign.

The fact that he didn’t own a boat and had no river experience did not deter him in the least. Last summer he looked up the flotilla’s website and filled out an application.

“I put down ‘kayak,’ because I’ve kayaked in the United States and Canada,” he says. In answer to why he should captain a boat in a historic event that’s expected to be the largest rivergoing pageant in England since 1662, he wrote, “It’s a marker of friendship and respect between California and Britain,” the dermatologist, 40, says. At UCSF, “We have a lot of international staff, a lot of people from the Commonwealth, and there are pretty close links between the United Kingdom and California.”

It worked. Asked why the UCSF boat won a coveted space, when there were four applications for each spot, Harry Whelan, who is in charge of the kayak portion of the flotilla, says he chose their application because “it was so far to come.”

The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant will stretch for 7 miles, and it is estimated it will include up to 20,000 people on the river. As many as 1 million people are expected to line the route from the Battersea Bridge to Tower Bridge as the queen sails by on a barge converted to look like an ornate 18th-century royal galley. The event will feature fireworks and music from each decade of Elizabeth’s reign.

Leslie says he was very pleased when he got a call from the palace telling him he’d been selected.

“UCSF is proud to be represented by two of our physicians on this auspicious occasion,” said Sam Hawgood, dean of the UCSF School of Medicine. “These two doctors embody the core of our institution, serving the people of California in their daily lives but also reaching out and making positive connections worldwide.”

Leslie will be paddling with his partner, Ludwig Lin, who directs critical care services at San Francisco General Hospital and is a professor in the department of anesthesia at UCSF.

This spring the two launched into a training regime at UCSF’s Mission Bay Aquatic Center, which thankfully offered kayak lessons. By the week before the pageant, they’d managed a 7-mile trip at 6 mph and were feeling pretty strong.

“This is a more-than-once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Lin says.

The kayak brigade will set off from Chelsea in West London at 8 a.m. Sunday, paddling 7 miles to the start of the pageant. There they will rest in a secured area for about three hours before the beginning of the event at 2:40 p.m. Then they have to paddle back 7 miles to Shadwell Basin in East London.

The human-powered boats have to keep up a speed of 4 knots (4.6 mph) or they’ll knock the entire flotilla’s timing off, Whelan says. That shouldn’t be a problem for him. He holds the world speed record for circumnavigating Ireland in a kayak, a feat that took 25 days.

Whelan is a little worried about the rest of the Kayakers, in part because there’s a forecast of possible rain and headwinds.

“If it’s too windy, we can’t go,” he says. Any wind of faster than 15 knots (17.2 mph) will slow them down. “If you can’t maintain the pace, you’ll be pulled off,” he says. The event is being televised live internationally, “So they want it to work.”

The good news about colder weather is that it will allow Leslie and Lin to wear the racing silks they had specially made in the queen’s colors, for which they had to get approval from the palace. “If it’s too hot, I’m not sure we could stand to wear them,” Leslie says.

After the paddle, there’s a barbecue planned for the human-powered boats. Then the two will spend the day with Leslie’s family.

The trip isn’t only about queen and country. Two days after the river expedition, Leslie will fly to a dermatology conference in Verona, Italy, where he will present a research paper. It’s on urticaria, or hives.

from:  http://www.portclintonnewsherald.com/usatoday/article/55338924?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

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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

 

 

Ludwig Lin

334597 395               48

 

his path of destiny = 48 = A man on a mission.  Doing what he is here to do.

Eight of Cups Tarot card

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1:54 AM             June 2, 2012

On Sunday, as more than a thousand boats begin a stately flotilla down the Thames river in celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee, the procession will be led by 71 kayaks. Near the front, hoping they don’t get too tired, will be two doctors from San Francisco, the lone U.S. entry.

The expedition is the brainchild of Kieron Leslie, a professor of medicine at the University of California-San Francisco. British-born Leslie, who did his medical training at the University of London, holds dual U.S.-British citizenship. When he heard that the Queen’s 60th anniversary on the throne would include a river extravaganza, he immediately wanted to be a part of the event honoring his sovereign.

The fact that he didn’t own a boat and had no river experience did not deter him in the least. Last summer he looked up the flotilla’s website and filled out an application.

“I put down ‘kayak,’ because I’ve kayaked in the United States and Canada,” he says. In answer to why he should captain a boat in a historic event that’s expected to be the largest rivergoing pageant in England since 1662, he wrote, “It’s a marker of friendship and respect between California and Britain,” the dermatologist, 40, says. At UCSF, “We have a lot of international staff, a lot of people from the Commonwealth, and there are pretty close links between the United Kingdom and California.”

It worked. Asked why the UCSF boat won a coveted space, when there were four applications for each spot, Harry Whelan, who is in charge of the kayak portion of the flotilla, says he chose their application because “it was so far to come.”

The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant will stretch for 7 miles, and it is estimated it will include up to 20,000 people on the river. As many as 1 million people are expected to line the route from the Battersea Bridge to Tower Bridge as the queen sails by on a barge converted to look like an ornate 18th-century royal galley. The event will feature fireworks and music from each decade of Elizabeth’s reign.

Leslie says he was very pleased when he got a call from the palace telling him he’d been selected.

“UCSF is proud to be represented by two of our physicians on this auspicious occasion,” said Sam Hawgood, dean of the UCSF School of Medicine. “These two doctors embody the core of our institution, serving the people of California in their daily lives but also reaching out and making positive connections worldwide.”

Leslie will be paddling with his partner, Ludwig Lin, who directs critical care services at San Francisco General Hospital and is a professor in the department of anesthesia at UCSF.

This spring the two launched into a training regime at UCSF’s Mission Bay Aquatic Center, which thankfully offered kayak lessons. By the week before the pageant, they’d managed a 7-mile trip at 6 mph and were feeling pretty strong.

“This is a more-than-once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Lin says.

The kayak brigade will set off from Chelsea in West London at 8 a.m. Sunday, paddling 7 miles to the start of the pageant. There they will rest in a secured area for about three hours before the beginning of the event at 2:40 p.m. Then they have to paddle back 7 miles to Shadwell Basin in East London.

The human-powered boats have to keep up a speed of 4 knots (4.6 mph) or they’ll knock the entire flotilla’s timing off, Whelan says. That shouldn’t be a problem for him. He holds the world speed record for circumnavigating Ireland in a kayak, a feat that took 25 days.

Whelan is a little worried about the rest of the Kayakers, in part because there’s a forecast of possible rain and headwinds.

“If it’s too windy, we can’t go,” he says. Any wind of faster than 15 knots (17.2 mph) will slow them down. “If you can’t maintain the pace, you’ll be pulled off,” he says. The event is being televised live internationally, “So they want it to work.”

The good news about colder weather is that it will allow Leslie and Lin to wear the racing silks they had specially made in the queen’s colors, for which they had to get approval from the palace. “If it’s too hot, I’m not sure we could stand to wear them,” Leslie says.

After the paddle, there’s a barbecue planned for the human-powered boats. Then the two will spend the day with Leslie’s family.

The trip isn’t only about queen and country. Two days after the river expedition, Leslie will fly to a dermatology conference in Verona, Italy, where he will present a research paper. It’s on urticaria, or hives.

from:  http://www.portclintonnewsherald.com/usatoday/article/55338924?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

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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

 

 

Kieron Leslie

295965 351395              62

 

his path of destiny = 62 = There they will rest in a secured area for about three hours before the beginning of the event.

Eight of Swords Tarot card

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2 June 2012              05:12 ET

The Queen is to attend the Epsom Derby later, launching a four-day weekend of events for her Diamond Jubilee.

The Queen is due to be driven down the course in an open-top car, there will be a Red Arrows display and Katherine Jenkins will sing the National Anthem.

The weekend’s main celebrations include the Thames pageant involving 1,000 boats on Sunday, and Monday’s concert in front of Buckingham Palace.

There will be events UK-wide to mark 60 years since the Queen’s accession.

On the final day of the weekend, the Queen will attend a national service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral, before thousands of well-wishers are expected to line the route of a formal carriage procession back to Buckingham Palace.

Diamond Jubilee: Key events

The main weekend events to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee include:

Saturday

  • The Queen attends the Epsom Derby
  • Katherine Jenkins sings the National Anthem and a Red Arrows display takes place

Sunday

Monday

  • The BBC’s Jubilee concert takes place, featuring performances by Sir Paul McCartney and Madness
  • At 22:00 BST, more than 4,000 beacons will be lit around the world to mark 60 years of the Queen’s reign. The Queen lights the National Beacon at 22:30 BST

Tuesday

  • A national service of thanksgiving takes place at St Paul’s Cathedral at 10:30 BST, attended by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh
  • A lunch at Westminster Hall and a carriage procession to Buckingham Palace is planned, with a balcony appearance by the royals, and fly-past, at 15:30 BST

The Royal Family will then make a balcony appearance at the palace.

On Friday, roads in central London were closed in the early hours as members of the armed forces and the Household Division were among 2,000 servicemen and women rehearsing the carriage procession from Westminster Hall.

And crews of the 1,000-strong flotilla that will escort the royal barge along the Thames on Sunday were briefed.

The start of the celebrations was signalled by a 21-gun salute from Royal Navy warship HMS Diamond, in Portsmouth, Hampshire.

And tributes were paid to the Queen on Friday by Prime Minister David Cameron and the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams.

In an interview with Sky News, Mr Cameron said: ” What I see in Her Majesty is someone – in spite of the fact she’s been on the throne for 60 years, in spite of the fact that her and Prince Philip are now relatively elderly – there is an extraordinary level of physical energy, mental energy, and above all devotion to her people, to the institutions of this country, to the way our democracy works.”

Dr Williams issued a video tribute to the Queen, praising her as “someone who can be friendly, who can be informal, who can be extremely funny in private – and not everybody appreciates just how funny she can be – who is quite prepared to tease and to be teased, and who, while retaining her dignity always, doesn’t stand on her dignity in a conversation.”

Labour leader Ed Miliband said the weekend’s festivities would celebrate “everything that is best about our country” and praised the Queen’s “selfless dedication to duty”.

Beacon lighting

Millions of Britons are expected to take part in Jubilee parties, outdoor concerts and fairs being staged across the country over the weekend.

Analysis

It’s a fitting start to the Jubilee weekend. The Queen adores the Derby – it’s rumoured that when the royal diary is drawn up the Derby is the first date put in. The Queen would normally come to Epsom in a private capacity but this year her attendance has become the first official royal engagement of the Jubilee weekend.

Horse racing is a well-documented passion of the Queen. She comes to Epsom not just as a spectator, but as a real expert from breeding, training and racing to perhaps even a bit of betting. She’ll watch the races from the royal box but she’ll also be down in the paddock and in the winners’ circle over the course of the afternoon.

The Queen’s passion for the Derby could also be put down to the fact a winner has always eluded her. It’s the Classic she’s never managed to win. And there’ll be no Diamond Jubilee fairytale today as there is no royal runner in this years field.

The closest the Queen could get to a winner may be via the Middleton family. Carole Middleton is a part owner of Sohraab which is racing at Epsom this afternoon.

On Sunday, in what is being called the Big Jubilee Lunch, people all over the UK are being encouraged to share lunch with neighbours and friends in street parties or picnics to bring communities together.

Monday’s concert, in front of Buckingham Palace in the area surrounding the Queen Victoria Memorial, will see performances from artists including Dame Shirley Bassey, Sir Elton John, Jessie J, JLS and Ed Sheeran.

The concert will be broadcast live on BBC One, BBC One HD and on BBC Radio 2 in the UK and to millions around the world.

When it ends at 22:00 BST, more than 4,000 beacons are due to be lit in the UK and around the world.

The Queen lights the UK’s last beacon – the National Beacon – at about 22:30 BST, to be followed by a firework display at Buckingham Palace.

The weather forecast is poor for the official celebrations and street parties in the south of England.

Light rain is expected on Saturday, while the next day’s Jubilee river pageant along the Thames could be doused in rain with temperatures reaching a high of 11C, according to BBC Weather.

The north of England and Scotland are the most likely areas to avoid the rain.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18298743

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Queen Elizabeth II was born on April 21st, 1926 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_II

April 21st, 1926

April 21st

4 + 21 +2+0+1+2 = 30 = her personal year (from April 21st, 2012 to April 20th, 2013) = Blessed.  Thankful.  Appreciative.  Clothing.  Style.  Fashion.  Attire.  Wardrobe.

Four of Wands Tarot card

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