Saturday, March 31, 2012

Mr. Al Gore

Happy Birthday Mr. Gore. God bless.

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway has reportedly embarked on a crash diet so that she can play the role of a dying prostitute in the forthcoming production of Les Miserables. The already-slender Hathaway has apparently limited herself to 500 calories a day, in a bid to shed 16lbs in three weeks.

The 29 year old Devil Wears Prada star will play the role of Fantine in the forthcoming movie production of Les Miserables. Her character is a prostitute, who winds up with consumption and dies, later coming back as a ghost. The film's director, Tom Hooper, has apparently ordered that she shed the weight in 20 days so that he can begin shooting the death-bed scenes, according to the Daily Mirror. She is expected to drop to a size 6, if she sticks to the 'two apples a day' diet. A source told the newspaper "Unfortunately, she only has 15 to 20 days to lose as much weight as possible - up to a stone-and-a-half - because she's been filming the scenes showing her fit and healthy, almost slightly chubby. It's not ideal but, as with any high-budget movie, there are strict time constraints."

The source also revealed that she's not only controlling her weight with a strict diet but has a personal trainer working with her as well. The movie, which is based on the hit West End musical, also stars Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe. Filming began this month and a December 2012 is anticipated.






source:contactmusic.com

Ms. Shirley Jones, Mr. Richard Chamberlain, Rhea Perlman, Melissa Ordway, Christina Calph, Jessica Szohr and Isabella Ferrari

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Christopher Walken

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Ewan McGregor

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Deborah Kara Unger

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Mariah Carey

Belated Happy Birthday. God bless.

France Box Office

February 29–March 4, 2012


1.Les infidèles (The Players)---------$7,794,808
2.The Artist--------------------------$2,463,571-----$22,807,198
3.Journey 2: The Mysterious Island----$2,019,938-----$9,455,593
4.Chronicle (2012)--------------------$1,860,991------$5,830,961
5.La vérité si je mens! 3-------------$1,583,180------$37,946,626
6.Zarafa------------------------------$1,504,643------$9,206,797
7.War Horse---------------------------$1,375,372------$4,147,937
8.The Grey----------------------------$1,243,989
9.Safe House--------------------------$1,169,269------$3,994,819
10.Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close--$947,359
11.Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows-$705,964-------$20,012,786
12.The Iron Lady----------------------$682,776-------$3,979,885
13.The Devil Inside--------------------$671,338------$2,610,865
14.Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance----$455,850 -----$4,256,875
15.African Cats------------------------$437,687 -----$5,679,617
16.Intouchables------------------------$418,781-----$166,126,377
17.Star Wars: Episode I -
The Phantom Menace (in 3D)-------------$333,499------$5,528,275
18.La vie d'une autre
(The Life of Another)------------------$309,920------$2,785,802
19.Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy -------$306,261 ----$5,006,445
20.Oslo, August 31st-------------------$262,039
21.La mer à boire---------------------$195,409-------$903,008
22.Martha Marcy May Marlene-----------$183,547

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March 7–11, 2012



1.Les infidèles (The Players)----------$4,093,705-------$13,455,573
2.John Carter---------------------------$3,984,957
3.Comme un chef (The Chef)--------------$1,286,263------$1,289,170
4.The Artist----------------------------$1,269,107------$24,732,465
5.Journey 2: The Mysterious Island------$1,220,535------$11,090,951
6.Chronicle (2012)--------------------$1,111,170--------$7,331,149
7.Nos plus belles vacances------------$1,016,472
8.À l'aveugle-------------------------$925,399
9.Zarafa----------------------------$888,385-----------$10,485,489
10.La vérité si je mens! 3----------$840,401-----------$39,161,500
11.The Grey------------------------$686,955------------$2,214,466
12.Safe House-----------------------$627,385-----------$4,880,099
13.War Horse------------------------$573,586------------$5,038,078
14.Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close-$437,272----------$1,600,588
15.Possessions (2012)---------------$365,450
16.The Iron Lady-------------------$363,538-----------$4,518,318
17.Sherlock Holmes:
A Game of Shadows------------------$293,577----------$20,428,860
18.Elena------------------------$261,520
19.The Devil Inside-------------$238,263-------------$2,995,937
20.African Cats ---------------$223,927-------------$6,012,431
21.The Girl with
the Dragon Tattoo (2011)--------$32,428 ------------$8,963,845

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March 14–18, 2012

1.Cloclo----------------------$5,800,411
2.Project X-------------------$3,806,721
3.Les infidèles (The Players)-$2,498,585------------$16,624,293
4.John Carter-----------------$2,363,136------------$6,797,989
5.The Woman in Black----------$1,610,495
6.Comme un chef (The Chef)----$846,086--------------$2,333,070
7.The Artist-----------------$718,544--------------$25,725,351
8.Chronicle (2012)-----------$691,783--------------$8,173,886
9.Journey 2:
The Mysterious Island--------$674,937--------------$11,820,723
10.30° couleur---------------$650,451
11.38 témoins----------------$631,815
12.Nos plus belles vacances--$626,208--------------$1,827,299
13.À l'aveugle---------------$495,457--------------$1,617,052
14.Zarafa--------------------$463,609--------------$10,987,876
15.La vérité si je mens! 3---$371,264--------------39,641,842
16.Safe House----------------$368,097--------------$5,360,224
17.The Grey------------------$278,349--------------$2,626,093
18.War Horse----------------$257,826---------------$5,395,663
19.Extremely Loud &
Incredibly Close--------------$105,566-------------$1,797,701
20.Alois Nebel----------------$90,580
21.The Girl with
the Dragon Tattoo (2011)------$14,016--------------$8,986,288

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March 21–25, 2012


1.The Hunger Games----------$3,803,910
2.Project X-----------------$2,654,843------------$8,241,373
3.Cloclo-------------------$2,371,045-------------$11,079,251
4.This Means War-----------$1,342,702
5.L'oncle Charles---------$1,320,898
6.Les adieux à la reine
(Farewell, My Queen)-------$1,129,763
7.Les infidèles
(The Players)--------------$921,463--------------$18,635,174
8.John Carter-------------$842,814----------------$8,427,394
9.The Woman in Black------$768,493----------------$3,125,797
10.38 témoins-------------$303,621----------------$1,208,930
11.Chronicle (2012)-------$198,282----------------$8,710,258
12.Journey 2:
The Mysterious Island -----$189,615---------------$12,095,241
13.Comme un chef (The Chef)-$180,735---------------$2,902,408
14.The Artist--------------$166,996---------------$26,280,646
15.Zarafa------------------$156,327---------------$11,169,839
16.30° couleur------------$153,239----------------$1,055,939
17.Nos plus belles
vacances----------------$124,072----------------$2,282,178
18. Bye Bye Blondie--------$123,812
19.Eva (2011)--------------$63,170
20.À l'aveugle------------$60,046-----------------$1,974,101






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Cover Art for the single Bell Bottom Blues







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Eric Clapton Bell Bottom Blues

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4hv_8TXFWg&ob=av2e



**With Billy Preston(1946-2006)---We Salute You RIP


**Alongside Tony Sheridan, Billy Preston was the only other musician to be credited on a Beatles recording after he was credited on the group's number-one hit, "Get Back".



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Eric Clapton Bell Bottom Blues

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO2bExu2tGE

Eric Clapton Bell Bottom Blues

Bell bottom blues, you made me cry.
I don't want to lose this feeling.
And if I could choose a place to die
It would be in your arms.

Do you want to see me crawl across the floor to you?
Do you want to hear me beg you to take me back?
I'd gladly do it because
I don't want to fade away.
Give me one more day, please.
I don't want to fade away.
In your heart I want to stay.

It's all wrong, but it's all right.
The way that you treat me baby.
Once I was strong but I lost the fight.
You won't find a better loser.

Do you want to see me crawl across the floor to you?
Do you want to hear me beg you to take me back?
I'd gladly do it because
I don't want to fade away.
Give me one more day, please.
I don't want to fade away.
In your heart I want to stay.

Do you want to see me crawl across the floor to you?
Do you want to hear me beg you to take me back?
I'd gladly do it because
I don't want to fade away.
Give me one more day, please.
I don't want to fade away.
In your heart I want to stay.


Bell bottom blues, don't say goodbye.
I'm sure we're gonna meet again,
And if we do, don't you be surprised
If you find me with another lover.


Do you want to see me crawl across the floor to you?
Do you want to hear me beg you to take me back?
I'd gladly do it because
I don't want to fade away.
Give me one more day, please.
I don't want to fade away.
In your heart I want to stay.


I don't want to fade away.
Give me one more day please.
I don't want to fade away.
In your heart I long to stay.

I don't want to fade away.
Give me one more day please.
I don't want to fade away.
In your heart I long to stay.



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Bell-bottoms are a style of trousers that were popular at the time. According to Clapton, the song was written for Pattie Boyd after she requested him to get her a pair of bell bottom blue jeans from the United States.[9] Clapton wrote the song for her, along with many others on the album such as "I Looked Away" and "Layla".[9] The lyrics describe a lovers' quarrel.[5] Bill Janovitz of Allmusic notes the raw anguish in Clapton's voice in the lines:

Do you want to see me crawl across the floor to you
Do you want to hear me beg you to take me back
I'd gladly do it because I don't want to fade away

contrasted with the somber longing expressed in the Clapton's voice for the refrain that immediately follows:

Bell bottom blues
You made me cry
I don't want to lose this feeling
If I could choose a place to die
It would be in your arms.[3]


Author Jan Reid also praised Clapton's singing on the song, noting that his phrasing manages to suggest that despite the pain he is feeling, the woman's antics remind him of the "joy of just being alive."[5]


3. Janovitz, B.. "Bell Bottom Blues". Allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/song/bell-bottom-blues-t1448324. Retrieved 2011-08-24.
5. Reid, J. (2006). Layla and other assorted love songs, Derek and the Dominos. Rodale. pp. 123–126. ISBN 9781594863691.
9. Clapton, E. (2007). Eric Clapton: The Autobiography. Century. p. 127. ISBN 9781846051609.




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Friday, March 30, 2012

By Borys Kit

Is the world ready for a sequel to Twins?
Universal and Montecito Picture Co. are hoping to develop a doozy of a follow-up to the 1988 hit comedy that starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito that would reunite the two stars.
But wait, there’s a twist: In the new scenario, Eddie Murphy would act as a third brother.

Titled Triplets, the story would see Schwarzenegger and DeVito as brothers Julius and Vincent, conceived experimentally, who discover they have third sibling.
The project doesn’t have a director at this early stage -- Ivan Reitman, who helmed the original, would only act as a producer with his Montecito Picture Co. cohorts Joe Medjuk, Tom Pollock and Ali Bell, according to sources -- but the hunt is on for writers to develop the idea. Insiders caution that no substantial creative discussions have taken place between Universal and Montecito.
The actors are attached to star.
This wouldn’t be the first sequel to an 1988 film that Universal is working. The studio is developing a sequel to Midnight Run that sees Robert De Niro, one of the film’s two original stars along with Charles Grodin, returning in an incarnation to be directed by Brett Ratner.




source:hollywoodreporter.com

Eric Clapton

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Céline Dion, Norah Jones, M.C. Hammer, Lillo Brancato, Rupert Evans and Jessica Cauffiel

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Mark Consuelos, Paul Reiser, Ian Ziering, Robbie Coltrane, Cassie Scerbo, Donna D'Errico, Mili Avital and Helena Mattsson

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Mr. Warren Beatty

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Spain by Katell Abiven | AFP

Hours after a general strike, which burst into violence in places, Spain's right-leaning government unveils huge cuts on Friday in what may be the toughest budget of the post-Franco era.
Hundreds of thousands of protesters swamped Spain's streets on Thursday to back the strike which was marred by clashes in Barcelona where youths set fire to a Starbucks (NasdaqGS: SBUX - news) coffee shop.
Unions said nearly a million people took part in Madrid alone to denounce labour reforms, spending cuts and soaring unemployment in a country mired in recession. The interior ministry put turnout in Madrid at just 85,000.
The difficulties encountered by Spain in correcting its public finances underscore the purpose of a meeting in Copenhagen of finance ministers from the eurozone on the size of a financial firewall.
This firewall is intended to install confidence that adequate funds would be available to support weak eurozone countries encountering new debt strains, and thereby reduce the risk of a resurgence of acute tensions on financial markets.
Spain, having overshot its public deficit target, is once again a focus of concerns among analysts about its ability to overcome its problems.
The demonstrations, overwhelmingly peaceful in most of the country, erupted in violence in the centre of the northeastern city of Barcelona. Scuffles also broke out in Madrid.

Police shot smoke cannisters and fired rubber bullets in Barcelona, television pictures showed, as a rubbish container burned in a city street.
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has said he is determined to keep his promises to eurozone partners to slash the deficit, even at a time of soaring unemployment and recession.
The Popular Party government must craft a 2012 budget to bring down the public deficit to the equivalent of 5.3 percent of economic output this year from 8.51 percent last year.
That means at least 20-30 billion of euros ($26-40 billion) in austerity measures, on top of 8.9 billion euros in spending cuts and 6.3 billion euros in tax increases already announced this year.
Spain needs to squeeze about 50 billion euros out of the budget if it is stand by its deficit-cutting targets and calm mounting concern in Europe (Chicago Options: ^REURUSD - news) and on financial markets, analysts say.
The task is complicated by the recession, with the government predicting a 1.7-percent slump in economic output this year.
"It will be about 50 billion euros, maybe even a bit more," said Soledad Pellon, analyst at the brokerage house IG Markets.
Rating agency Moody's Investors Service estimates Spain must find 41.5 billion euros in spending cuts and revenue increases. The foundation of savings banks' thinktank Funcas puts the figure at 55 billion euros.
Budget Minister Cristobal Montoro said the 2012 budget would be "the most austere since democracy" was introduced after the 1975 death of General Francisco Franco.
"It needs a budgetary effort that up to now we have probably never made in our country," he added.
Speaking in Copenhagen on Friday, Spanish Finance Minister Luis de Guindos said he was confident that the budget "would convince" Madrid's European partners.
"We are bringing an explanation of the Spanish budget. This budget is based on a policy of austerity, which will be the springboard for an economic revival of the country," he told reporters.
Financial group Citi's chief economist Willem Buiter said Spain would likely need emergency help from international lenders this year to shore up its banks and public finances.
"Spain looks likely to enter some form of a troika programme this year" to ensure access to favourable credit, he said, referring to the European Union, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund.
He tipped a 2.7-percent contraction this year in the Spanish economy and warned that debt may be higher than previously thought.
"Sovereign debt restructuring is avoidable," the Citi economist wrote, but only with more radical fiscal and structural measures.
Spain's government plans to freeze public sector workers' salaries and cut ministry budgets by some 15 percent but it has ruled out raising value-added tax that would hurt consumption.
Analysts remain sceptical that Madrid will be able to meet its deficit target.
Jose Carlos Diez, analyst at Intermoney brokerage, said other countries had shown that reducing the deficit in a recession is difficult because it cuts government receipts and raises expenses for unemployment benefits.
"Suddenly you are rowing against the current, with a capacity to row but in the end you tire out," he warned. "Spain needs more time but Brussels does not seem disposed to give it."






source:finance.yahoo.com

Greece

Greece will cut state spending by about 12 billion euros by 2014 to meet conditions under an EU-IMF debt rescue, Prime Minister Lucas Papademos told parliament on Friday.

"In 2013-2014 a reduction in state spending of about 12 billion euros is required under the new economic programme," Papademos told lawmakers in response to parliamentary questions.

"Every effort must be made to limit wasteful spending and not to further burden salaries of civil servants," he said.

Greece pledged in 2010 to slash its soaring public deficit in return for a first EU-IMF bailout of 110 billion euros ($146 billion).

From over 15 percent in 2009, it aims to bring the deficit to below the EU limit of three percent by 2014.

Athens drew 73 billion euros from that rescue until December before a second eurozone lifeline of 130 billion euros was set up, including some funds left over from the previous package.

Earlier this month, Papademos oversaw a major operation to cancel part of Greece's near and mid-term debt in agreement with private creditors.


More than 94.8 billion euros' worth of debt issued under Greek law was erased on March 12, and a second operation for debt issued under foreign law will take place next month.

The country is expected to hold early elections in May after the debt swap has been completed.

Overall, Greece will receive 185 billion euros in loans until 2015, by which point EU officials hope its economy will be strong enough to enable it to borrow from money markets at affordable rates.

But the prospect of yet another lifeline has not been ruled out altogether.

Speaking to Italian daily Il Sole 24 Ore on Friday, Papademos raised the possibility of a third bailout but said he would do everything to avoid it.

"It cannot be excluded that some financial support may be necessary, but we must try hard to avoid such an outcome," said Papademos, who came to power last year as the head of a caretaker coalition government.


"Greece will do everything possible to make a third adjustment programme unnecessary... Having said that, markets may not be accessible by Greece even if it has implemented fully all measures agreed upon," he said.

Eurozone finance ministers were meeting in Copenhagen on Friday to discuss steps to strengthen a financial firewall against the debt crisis that has also claimed Ireland and Portugal.

They are debating options to bolster their defences against the crisis from the current 500 billion euro ($665 billion) maximum in a permanent bailout fund, the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), coming into effect in July.

Ireland on Thursday got some relief after agreeing with the EU and the IMF to renegotiate its debt deal.

Payment of a 3.06-billion-euro ($4.06 billion) promissory note due this weekend will be replaced with a long-term government bond, Dublin said.

The Spanish government was expected to announce tough budgetary measures later on Friday to correct its public finances which have overshot reduction targets, and so reassure financial markets which are concerned about the ability of Spain to overcome its problem.





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Soulmates by Sonali Fernando







Full description

Soulmates - True Stories from the World of Online Dating is a fascinating and often riotously funny look at modern Britain through the lens of the oddest form of socialising yet invented - internet dating. Online dating has taken the nation by storm - 7.8 million Brits, that's half the population of British singletons, tried it out last year.

Beautifully written and researched by award-winning filmmaker and author Sonali Fernando, Soulmates is a deliciously quirky, perceptive and entertaining read. The book features a unique collection of over a hundred true stories from the frontline of online dating, recounted by some of the brilliant and brainy, imaginative and inspiring people who use leading British dating websites.

Cultural history meets personal testimony as Sonali Fernando takes the temperature of modern British relationships. Embracing stories told by online daters aged between 21 and 83, she freewheels through themes ranging from dating disasters to long-distance love affairs, cybercourtship to online lies.

Here, finally, is a thinking person's guide to online dating that traces the cultural context of this intimate form of social networking and explores the colossal impact of the internet on our personal lives. Life-affirming, poignant and funny, Soulmates offers an utterly fresh and original view of contemporary Britain.


Synopsis

Online matchmaking is the dating phenomenon of our times. In 2007, 7.8 million Britons used some form of online dating service in pursuit of romance. This book offers a guide to the world of online dating, showing you how to construct the perfect profile, giving tips on dating etiquette, and offering advice to help you find the right match.


Trade review

A quirky guide to finding romance on the internet, with advice on constructing the perfect profile and dating etiquette. Endorsed by "Guardian" Soulmates.




source:guardianbookshop.co.uk

New Finnish Grammar by Diego Marani






Synopsis


One night at Trieste in September 1943 a seriously wounded soldier is found on the quay. The doctor, of a newly arrived German hospital ship, Pietri Friari gives the unconscious soldier medical assistance. His new patient has no documents or anything that can identifying him. When he regains consciousness he has lost his memory and cannot even remember what language he speaks. From a few things found on the man the doctor, who is originally from Finland, believes him to be a sailor and a fellow countryman, who somehow or other has ended up in Trieste. The doctor dedicates himself to teaching the man Finnish, beginning the reconstruction of the identity of Sampo Karjalainen, leading the missing man to return to Finland in search of his identity and his past.



source:guardianbookshop.co.uk

My Family and Other Disasters by Lucy Mangan







Synopsis

A collection of the author's "Guardian" columns that take on everything from family relations to the credit crunch and why organized sport should be abolished.


Trade review

A collection of pieces from one of the "Guardian'"s most popular columnists, offering a wry look at family life and relationships. Her previous book, "Hopscotch & Handbags", sold over 15,000 copies in hardback.






source:guardianbookshop.co.uk

Bad Science by Ben Goldacre








Synopsis

Ben Goldacre's wise and witty bestseller, shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, lifts the lid on quack doctors, flaky statistics, scaremongering journalists and evil pharmaceutical corporations.


Trade review

Collection of articles from the hugely popular "Guardian" column of the same name, by turns hilarious, satirical, informative and, where necessary, full of spleen. 'Hugely entertaining... should be on the National Curriculum' "Time Out". 'One of the essential reads of the year' "New Scientist".






source:guardianbookshop.co.uk

Finance at 40 by Moira O'Neill


















Full description

By the age of 40 most people haven't yet given a thought to retirement planning: they've been too busy paying off debts and mortgages, and supporting a growing family. But with 25 years still to go until state pension age, 40 is a good age to start planning for those golden years. Finance at 40 is aimed at anyone who wants to lay some secure foundations for the future but doesn't know where to start. This book will help readers work out the value of retirement plans they may already have in place, and will then guide them through the basics of investments, pension plans, and managing savings. The Financial Intelligence series offers down-to-earth, practical guides to personal finance, aimed at anyone who wants to increase their financial IQ. These guides will help readers to feel confident about making the right decisions when it comes to spending, saving and investing their money. Finance at 40 is aimed at anyone who wants to lay some secure foundations for the future but doesn't know where to start. It guides the reader through the basics including investments, pension plans, and managing your savings.


Synopsis

Finance at 40 is aimed at anyone who wants to lay some secure foundations for the future but doesn't know where to start. It guides the reader through the basics including investments, pension plans, and managing your savings.






source:guardianbookshop.co.uk

All Hell Let Loose by Max Hastings






Synopsis

A magisterial history of the greatest and most terrible event in history, from one of the finest historians of the Second World War. A book which shows the impact of war upon hundreds of millions of people around the world- soldiers, sailors and airmen; housewives, farm workers and children.


Trade review

A seminal narrative history of WWII, from one of our finest historians. It depicts what the war was like to live through, whether you were a starving child in Leningrad, a soldier in North Africa, or a civilian in Dresden. Truly global, it uses a huge range of sources, including new material from Russia, Italy and Poland, and focuses on the people rather than the battles. From the bestselling author of "Armageddon", which sold almost 130,000 copies.




source:guardianbookshop.co.uk

Women of the Revolution by Kira Cochrane















Full description

When hundreds gathered in 1970 for the UK's first women's liberation conference, a movement that had been gathering strength for years burst into a frenzy of radical action that was to transform the way we think, act and live. In the 40 years since then, the feminist movement has won triumphs and endured trials, but it has never weakened its resolve, nor for a moment been dull. The Guardian has followed its progress throughout, carrying interviews with and articles by the major figures, chronicling with verve, wit and often passionate anger the arguments surrounding pornography, prostitution, political representation, power, pay, parental rights, abortion rights, domestic chores and domestic violence. These are articles that, in essence, ask two fundamental questions: Who are we? Who should we be?
This collection brings together - for the first time - the very best of the Guardian's feminist writing. It includes the newspaper's pioneering women's editor, Mary Stott, writing about Margaret Thatcher, Beatrix Campbell on Princess Diana, Suzanne Moore interviewing Camille Paglia, and Maya Jaggi interviewing Oprah Winfrey; there's Jill Tweedie on why feminists need to be vocal and angry, Polly Toynbee on violence against women, Hannah Pool on black women and political power, and Andrea Dworkin writing with incendiary energy about the Bill Clinton sex scandal.
Lively, provocative, thoughtful and funny, this is the essential guide to the feminist thinking and writing of the past 40 years - the ultimate portrait of an ongoing revolution.



Synopsis

Over the years, the feminist movement has won triumphs and endured trials, but it has never weakened its resolve, nor for a moment been dull. "The Guardian" has followed its progress throughout. This collection brings together the very best of the "Guardian's" feminist writing.


Trade review

Subtitled, "Forty Years Of Feminism". Brings together the very best of the "Guardian"'s feminist writing, from writers such as Mary Stott, Beatrix Campbell, Suzanne Moore, Jill Tweedie, Polly Toynbee, Hannah Pool and Andrea Dworkin, written over the last 40 years.





source:guardianbookshop.co.uk

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Laura Smet











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Laura Smet











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Laura Smet












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Laura Smet and Nathalie Baye











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Laura Smet











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Laura Smet par Jean-Christian Hay

Fin janvier, Laura Smet s’était retrouvée en fâcheuse posture dans la rue et avait fini au commissariat. Un incident sur lequel elle revient aujourd’hui alors qu’elle tourne dans le clip de Philippe Uminski.

Les dernières nouvelles de Laura Smet remontent au mois de janvier, lorsque, après la soirée du Sidaction, la jeune actrice avait fini la soirée au poste de police après avoir été interpellée dans la rue, nue et en état d’ébriété. Aujourd’hui, la jeune femme va mieux. Elle a retrouvé le sourire et n’a pas hésité à s’exprimer sur ses mésaventures de l’hiver dernier dans le colonnes du Parisien.




Laura Smet explique ainsi que toute cette histoire, «c’était des conneries. Pour vous dire la vérité, on avait mis un truc dans mon verre, la drogue du violeur». Pour rappel, ce produit fait sombrer la personne qui l’a bu dans un profond sommeil et provoque ensuite une amnésie partielle. L’actrice est sûre de ce qu’elle avance. «Je le sais parce que l’on a fait des analyses le lendemain». Résultat: «Je ne me souviens de rien, mais cela m’a mis dans une situation… embarrassante. Mais je n’étais pas saoule à poil dans la rue. Voilà. Maintenant tout est réglé et aujourd’hui je suis en pleine forme».


Les fans de Laura Smet peuvent donc être rassurés, la santé de la jeune femme étant souvent source d’inquiétude. La fille de Johnny Hallyday et de Nathalie Baye fait aujourd’hui parler d’elle à travers son métier d’actrice. Elle joue en effet dans le clip de Philippe Uminski Mon premier amour et tourne dans Paris, vêtue d’une robe de mariée. Les témoins qui ont pu assister au tournage affirment que Laura Smet est «rayonnante». Comme le chantait son père, elle a retrouvé l’envie et tournera en septembre un long-métrage de Renaud Bertrand avec Gaspard Ulliel pour partenaire.






source:gala.fr

Jessica Chastain, Michel Hazanavicius, Michael Winterbottom, Brendan Gleeson, Marina Sirtis and Lucy Lawless

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

By Matt Ferguson

Despite recent signs of recovery in the labor market, there are still more than 12 million unemployed job seekers. So how do we explain the fact that some positions stay open for months? And why are some companies struggling to find the right people for open positions in their area?


The growing skills gap provides one explanation, but another clue is the significant downward trend in workforce mobility. Fewer people are looking (or are able to look) beyond their own backyards for a new job. Last fall, the U.S. Census Bureau announced that the percentage of Americans who changed residences between 2010 and 2011 — 11.6 percent — reached its lowest recorded rate since they started keeping track in 1948, down from 20.2 percent in 1985.

Even before the recession, moving for a job was a difficult decision. Uprooting a family or spouse can alter one's quality of life for better or worse. And in the current economy, job-based relocation simply isn't an option for many workers. More than 11 million properties, or 23 percent of all homes, are underwater.

But recent research from CareerRelocate.com and CareerBuilder shows that Americans may be more willing to move than we think: 44 percent of workers surveyed said they would be willing to relocate for a career opportunity. Of workers who were laid off in 2011 and found new jobs, 20 percent relocated to a new city or state. And 32 percent of employers reported they would be willing to pay to relocate new employees in 2012.

But if employers are willing to make (even pay for) distant hires, who are they hiring? Who are the people who should consider the option to relocate?

Young professionals and recent college graduates are natural candidates. In addition to not having restricting home or family obligations, it's imperative that graduates find positions that immediately utilize their skills and degrees. A first job out of college significantly affects future earnings potential. Searching for jobs by skill sets and experience, rather than by market, will help young job seekers explore what jobs are right for them, regardless of geography.

Highly skilled workers — especially in health care, engineering, and IT — have fared the best during the recovery. But with nearly one quarter of employers still struggling to find qualified candidates for open positions, candidates with these skills are still needed in pockets of the country. Employers are also most willing to pay relocation costs for employees with these skills. Workers in engineering, IT, business development, sales, finance, marketing, and legal services are most likely to receive compensation for moving.

But what about the millions of Americans who can't consider relocation? First, job seekers in this situation should cast the widest net possible within their own community. Isolate which employers are most likely to need your skills and consider new fields in which your skills may transfer. A recent CareerBuilder study found that 43 percent of workers who were laid off in the past twelve months and found new jobs are now working in a different field.

Better yet, there are several professions that are more conducive to remote work, like sales, freelance journalism or customer service. An out-of-state employer may not even need its new hire to relocate. With improving network technology, telecommuting will continue to be a more popular staffing solution, reducing the workforce's need to be geographically mobile.

Considering relocation is not feasible for everyone. But if the conditions are right for individual households, it should be an option on the table. Even minor shifts in labor force behavior can have a profound impact on monthly job creation. A job seeker with expanded geographic bounds is likely to find employment faster, which has ripple effects on consumer demand, hiring in those regions, and the overall economy.






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Elle Macpherson











Elle 'The Body' Macpherson has stripped off for her first bikini shoot in six years, although the 47-year-old supermodel admits it was a nerve-wracking experience.




The 47-year-old mother-of-two - who was once dubbed 'The Body' in honour of her supermodel figure - posed in a tiny two-piece for People Magazine but admits it was a nerve-wracking experience.

She said: ''I do get jitters. I was comfortable [at the shoot]. But I had to get my self-conscious, 'Maybe I don't look my best', head out of the way and go with, 'Let's celebrate where I'm at'.

''I know it's not as easy as when I was 20 - there are more factors to consider.''

Having gained more than 50lbs during each pregnancy with sons Flynn, 14, and Cy, nine, Elle believes her 'Fashion Star' colleague Jessica Simpson - who is heavily pregnant with her first child with Eric Johnson - ''looks so beautiful''.

Discussing Jessica's recent naked Elle magazine cover, she told USA Today: ''She looks gorgeous! All I see is a beautiful woman, pregnant. How cool. It's a celebration of motherhood - a celebration of pregnancy, really.''

Referring to her own pregnancies, she added: ''My butt was huge, my breasts and stomach were huge. I didn't do maternity wear - instead I bought huge clothes in an attempt to be fashionable. But I was in awe of the changes that were going on in my body.''







**Today is your birthday. Happy Birthday Elle. God bless.








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Robin Gibb

Cancer-stricken singer Robin Gibb had to undergo emergency surgery on Monday night (26Mar12) to treat complications from a blood clot, just a day after having an operation on his intestines.

The Bee Gees star, who is battling colon cancer, was admitted to a London hospital over the weekend (24-25Mar12) to allow doctors to work on his stomach.

Gibb's publicist released a statement on Wednesday morning (28Mar12) confirming the surgery, but in a separate note to fans posted on his website hours later, a representative for the star revealed he had to undergo a second operation in as many days due to an "unrelated" issue.

The new statement reads: "On Monday evening 26 March 2012, Robin Gibb underwent emergency surgery to remove a blood clot that caused perforation. This follows earlier surgery for a twisted intestine and is unrelated to Robin's recent illness.

"Robin underwent the operation successfully, he is awake and has been talking to his doctors. He is currently being monitored and resting in hospital and his family are hoping for his full recovery.

"We ask that Robin and his family's privacy be respected during this period... An update on Robin's progress will be released in due time."

The To Love Somebody hitmaker, 62, is hoping to be back on his feet in time to perform at the Titanic Requiem concert, marking the 100th anniversary of the luxury liner's sinking, in London on 10 April (12).




**Please pray for Robin. God bless.



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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Quentin Tarantino

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Mr. Michael York

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Doutzen Kroes

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Sports Illustrated Models

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Irina Shayk and Anne V. Hit Miami Beach

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Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr

Chick Corea Elektric Band / RUMBLE

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Chick Corea and Bobby McFerrin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgqM_m_5Kzw

David Sanborn - Love Is Not Enough

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxB4g0VBjMw&feature=fvst

Jam Session

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Natalia Livingston







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Keira Knightley










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Keira Knightley










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Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley

Tom Urich , Angelique Naude, Freddie Joe Farnsworth, Keith Diamond and Carmindy Bowyer

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Luke Askew, Deke Anderson, Mr. Ronald Bass, Judith Baldwin, Annette Schwarz, Gabriela Rodriguez and Jutta Speidel

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Mr. Phillip R. Allen We Salute You

1939-2012


best known for his role as Captain Esteban in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.





RIP





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Niels Arden Oplev, Nurgül Yesilçay, Kenny Chesney,Vicki Lawrence, Alan Silvestri, Natalia Livingston, Leeza Gibbons and Alicia Lagano

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Diana Ross, Martin Short , Bianca Kajlich, Neal Bledsoe, Natasha Leggero, Sara Jean Underwood, Ernest Thomas, Haley Ramm and Francis Lawrence

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Mr. Leonard Nimoy

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Jennifer Grey

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Mr. James Caan

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Michael Imperioli, Amy Smart, Joe Anderson, Steven Tyler, T.R. Knight, Richard Dawkins, Carly Chaikin and Tinto Brass

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Leslie Mann







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Mr. Alan Arkin

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Keira Knightley







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By Ray Subers

The odds were definitely in The Hunger Games favor this weekend: the big screen adaptation of the immensely popular young adult novel opened to an enormous estimated $155 million, which ranks third all-time behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($169.2 million) and The Dark Knight ($158.4 million). Remarkably, it debuted above all of the Twilight movies, and it also topped Alice in Wonderland ($116.1 million) for highest debut ever for a non-sequel.

Among all the impressive Hunger Games statistics, two lesser-discussed ones are worth highlighting. First, the movie had an incredible hold on Saturday—it only fell 25 percent to $51 million, which ranks second all-time behind Spider-Man 3 ($51.3 million). This suggests that demand for The Hunger Games exists across a wide array of moviegoers, and isn't just rooted in the type of rabid fans that drove the front-loaded openings for recent Harry Potter and Twilight movies.

The other crazy statistic is one that should result in a noteworthy spike in champagne sales in Santa Monica, California this week—after just over two days in theaters, The Hunger Games has already passed Fahrenheit 9/11 ($119.2 million) to become Lionsgate's highest-grossing movie ever.




Knowing that they had something special on their hands, the company went all-in with one of their most expensive productions ever (just under $80 million after tax rebates). Lionsgate followed that up with a nicely targeted marketing effort that consistently built up anticipation until it reached a fevered level over the past month. Aside from just reaching out to fans of the book, though, they went a step further by clearly outlining the high stakes and making the movie seem accessible and interesting to a broad range of potential moviegoers.

While a majority of the audience for The Hunger Games were women (61 percent), the fact that it did have some appeal to men as well surely helped it get as high as it did. In comparison, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1's crowd was 80 percent female. The Hunger Games audience also skewed slightly older (56 percent were 25 years of age and up), and they awarded the movie a strong "A" CinemaScore.

On 268 IMAX screens, The Hunger Games grossed an estimated $10.6 million this weekend. That's roughly $40,000 per screen, which is a very impressive figure for a 2D movie that doesn't include any footage shot in IMAX.

Thanks to the mammoth movie in first place, the Top 12 earned an estimated $206.9 million this weekend. That's the ninth-highest aggregated weekend ever, and first all-time in the month of March.

While The Hunger Games was obviously the biggest draw this weekend, there were other movies in theaters as well. 21 Jump Street took second place with an estimated $21.3 million, which is off 41 percent from last weekend. Through 10 days in theaters, the movie has earned $71.05 million, which is a bit ahead of Jonah Hill's Superbad through the same point.

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax dipped 43 percent to $13.1 million in its fourth weekend in theaters. With a total of $177.3 million, it's now lagging behind Despicable Me by $13 million; regardless, it still looks like a lock to close with over $200 million.

This may have been the weekend where John Carter officially transitioned from domestic disappointment to disaster. The movie plummeted 63 percent to just over $5 million, bringing its 17-day total to just $62.3 million (or less than The Hunger Games made on opening day). It is playing better overseas, but it's still not at the levels needed to really ease the pain over at the Mouse House.

Act of Valor rounded out the Top Five this weekend with $1.95 million. The combat flick, which features active-duty Navy SEALs, has earned a very solid $65.9 million so far.

Abortion drama October Baby opened in 390 locations and wound up in eighth place with an estimated $1.7 million. Further down the chart, Indonesian action movie The Raid: Redemption scored $221,000 from 14 locations for a solid per-theater average of $15,786.







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Danish hippie by Elise Grandjean | AFP

"Become a Christiania stockholder today!": on its Facebook page Copenhagen's "free city", long a refuge for hippies and artists and a popular tourist destination, pleas for help to save the 40-year-old enclave.

Following a court ruling, the self-governed hippie community needs to come up with 76 million kroner (10.2 million euros, $13.4 million) to buy the area at the heart of the Danish capital.

Christiania was founded on September 26, 1971 when a band of guitar-laden hippies made an abandoned army barracks in central Copenhagen their home. They raised their "freedom flag" and named their new abode "Christiania, free city".

It is one of Europe's last remaining hippie enclaves, counting around 1,000 artists, activists and misfits as residents. There are restaurants, cafes, shops, a flourishing drug trade and some colourful, psychedelic-looking homes designed by residents.

The area attracts more than a million visitors annually.

On the emblematic Pusher Street, misfits and tourists saunter among stalls decorated with colourful pictures of hemp leaves and decked out with small plastic baggies of hashish and cannabis seeds.

If not for a ban on taking photographs, which might dissuade drug purchases, the boulevard would look like your average village shopping street on market day.

But Christiania's existence is now threatened.

The enclave needs to raise more than 50 million kroner by July 1, otherwise the Danish state will move in and shut it down. The state wants to get its hands on the lucrative property and put an end to the illegal drug trade which some claim is run by international biker gangs.

Residents created the Christiania Foundation last July to raise funds and apply for a bank loan.

According to the free city's lawyer Line Barfod, the state has promised to guarantee 100 percent of the cash borrowed for the project, so getting a loan should not be difficult.

But the squatters are balking at the deep cuts to their cultural activity budget that would be required to help cover the heavy monthly payments, explained Risenga Manghezi, a Christiania spokesman.

The commune pulls in about 20 million kroner each year from voluntary rent payments from residents, many of whom have have normal professions on the outside.

To raise more cash, the free city started last September selling online and on site "Christiania shares," or small posters stating in several languages: "Christiania Share -- worth more than money."

Nulle, a 47-year-old acupuncturist who refused to give her last name, handed over 100 kroner at a colourfully painted wooden booth on a side street, sheltered from the commotion on Pusher Street.

"It's wonderful to have a place that is not necessarily regulated and where all kinds of different people live together," said Nulle, a regular at the many concerts organised in the enclave.

Birthe and Kurt, a couple in their mid-60s who also refused to provide a last name, said they rarely venture into Christiania, where dogs run free and bikes speed across grassy paths off-limits to cars.

But when they read in the paper that donations to save the commune were lagging, they decided to help by adding 500 kroner to the pot.

Some 50,000 people have so far donated money, but by the beginning of March, the Christiania Foundation had raised less than seven million kroner.

"It has always been understood that the foundation would need to borrow most of that (76-million-kroner) sum," lawyer Barfod stressed, insisting the amount gathered so far was "fantastic."

Of course, some people refuse to pitch in because of the drug trade run by "organised criminals", Manghezi acknowledged.

"As long as they haven't kicked out the Hells Angels, I won't invest!" insisted Torben Vemmelund, a 37-year-old communications consultant, referring to the notorious biker gang.

Manghezi, who works part-time outside the commune at a Copenhagen school, meanwhile, was quick to point out that the residents themselves are the ones who suffer most from the criminal activity in their neighbourhood, stressing that the squatters receive none of the drug trade money.

Kjeld Amundsen, a 72-year-old artist, however said he considered the residents accomplices, since they rent out homes to the drug traders.

The free city "has lost the sympathy of the Danes," since it has become "the biggest criminal den in Denmark," he insisted.

Tanja Fox, a 44-year-old former gardener who has lived in Christiania since she was a young child, doesn't agree.

As she sells Christiania shares from her booth, she voices optimism the efforts will pay off, insisting donations will take off "in the spring when the sun and tourists return."








source:yahoo.com

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Darts Legend Jocky Wilson We Salute You

The world of darts has been paying tribute to former world champion Jocky Wilson who has died at the age of 62.


The two-times world champion passed away on Saturday night at his home in Kirkcaldy, Fife, just two days after his birthday.


Wilson had been suffering from chronic pulmonary obstructive disease.

Two years ago he was told to stop smoking or die. He had been a heavy smoker for 40 years.

Fellow stars from the world of darts have paid tribute to Wilson.

Record world title winner Phil Taylor said: "We owe Jocky so much. With the likes of Eric Bristow and John Lowe, he made the game what it is today."

Two time World Championship runner-up Bobby George wrote on his Twitter page: "Farewell John Thomas (Jocky) Wilson. We had some great times together will never forget you and your toothless grin!"


Current darts star Wayne Mardle Tweeted: "Jocky Wilson the darting legend has passed away. What a character, I loved watching him play."

Wilson enjoyed a stellar career after turning professional in 1979.

He reached at least the quarter-finals of every World Championship between 1979 and 1991 and was British champion four times between 1981 and 1988.

He also won the Scottish Masters three times.

His world titles came in 1982 when he beat Lowe 5-3 in the final and in 1989 when he defeated Bristow 6-4.

A founding member of the Professional Darts Corporation , he retired in 1996.





RIP







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M5 Crash Lorry Driver Dies In Hospital

The driver of a lorry that crashed into the rear of a stationary bus on the M5 - killing a passenger and injuring more than 20 - has died in hospital.

West Midlands Police said the 65-year-old haulier from Somerset lost his life shortly after 9pm on Saturday night at a Birmingham hospital.

They have not yet released his name.

A 35-year-old man on the bus was killed in the early morning crash. Another passenger remains in a critical condition.


The bus, which was not fitted with seatbelts, was reported to have broken down amid thick fog in a "live" lane of the M5 near Frankley Services.

The lorry driver was en route from Manchester to Devon when his Volvo vehicle struck the single-decker bus, which was carrying a group of fruit-pickers, near to junction three of the M5 at Halesowen.

The driver, whose family had travelled from the South West to be with him in hospital, has yet to be named by police.

The Central Motorway Police Group was alerted to the crash at 6.24am on Saturday and emergency crews treated more than 20 bus passengers, who were being driven from Birmingham to the Evesham area of Worcestershire.

Emergency services said the bus victim from the Smethwick area was confirmed dead at the scene.

The southbound M5 was closed for around eight hours and a detailed investigation into the cause of the collision is now under way.

The driver of the bus was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released on police bail.

Fowler Welch, the lorry driver's employers, released a statement saying: "Fowler Welch has sadly lost a member of its team as a result of the incident on the M5 on the 24th of March.


"Our thoughts are with the family of our driver, the family of the other fatally injured individual, and all those involved in the accident.

"The many messages of support and sympathy we have received since the news was announced on this very sad weekend have been appreciated by all of us here at Fowler Welch."

Inspector John Thompson, from the Central Motorway Police Group, said: "This tragic incident has now claimed its second life.

"Our thoughts remain with the friends and family of those who have died during this difficult time."






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USA Weekend Box-Office

1.21 Jump Street (2012)----------------------$36.3M
2.Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (2012)----------------$22.8M----------------$158M
3.John Carter (2012)--------------------------$13.6M---------------$53.2M
4.Project X (2012)----------------------------$4.04M---------------$48.2M
5.Act of Valor (2012)-------------------------$3.73M---------------$62.5M
6.A Thousand Words (2012)---------------------$3.63M----------------$12M
7.Safe House (2012)----------------------------$2.72M---------------$120M
8.Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)-------$2.39M--------------$95M
9.Casa de mi Padre (2012)-----------------------$2.29M
10.This Means War (2012)------------------------$2.14M--------------$50.5M



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Ms. Aretha Franklin, Danica Patrick, James McDaniel, LisaGay Hamilton, Kari Matchett, Brenda Strong, John Stockwell and Domenick Lombardozzi

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Sir Elton John, Marcia Cross, Sarah Jessica Parker, Katharine McPhee, Édgar Ramírez, Aly Michalka, Bonnie Bedelia and Ms. Gloria Steinem

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Frédérique Bel









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Jud Tylor








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La pubblicità Belen causa incidenti e ingorghi by Emiliano Caretti















Può, una delle più amate bellezze televisive, essere causa d'incidenti stradali, pur non trovandosi al volante di un'automobile? A quanto pare sì! Siamo a Milano ed è qui che un enorme manifesto pubblicitario, proprio in bella vista su una strada del capoluogo lombardo, starebbe provocando fastidiosi e multipli micro-tamponamenti.

Il perché è presto detto. Il grande poster pubblicitario della modella argentina, testimonial di una nota marca di biancheria intima, sarebbe causa di qualche distrazione di troppo da parte degli automobilisti di passaggio (o almeno la maggioranza di quelli di sesso maschile) e avrebbe addirittura alzato la media dei piccoli incidenti in zona Garibaldi. Ci sarebbe addirittura chi si sarebbe spinto a chiedere all'Amministrazione Comunale di far inserire un vero e proprio segnale di "pericolo", magari da installare nei pressi del cartellone incriminato! Si vorrebbe così avvisare gli utenti della strada della possibilità di "aumento di distrazioni" in zona?

Una cosa è certa, non è la prima volta che un manifesto pubblicitario di una bellezza in reggiseno viene accusato di provocare incidenti. Nel passato non sono mancati i casi dove si è addirittura dovuto provvedere alla rimozione di quelli più "avvenenti", in modo da "snellire il traffico" e diminuire il rischio di sinistri. Eccesso di cautela o dimostrazione della facilità con la quale possiamo distrarci? Siamo veramente così sensibili a determinate "visioni" da andare in "tilt" così facilmente?






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Jingo by Santana and Eric Clapton

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAf3gqdCrDs

Jingo by Santana

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Kelly LeBrock, Frédérique Bel, Brittany Binger, Kim Johnston Ulrich, Donna Pescow, Keisha Castle-Hughes and Mr. William Smith

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Jessica Chastain, Alyson Hannigan, Lake Bell, Jim Parsons, Curtis Hanson, Lara Flynn Boyle, R. Lee Ermey, Jud Tylor and María Valverde

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Anastasia Griffith

Anastasia Griffith

Anastasia Griffith

Judith Godrèche

Judith Godrèche

Judith Godrèche

Corinne Cléry

Corinne Cléry

Corinne Cléry

Ms. Nathalie Arthaud

















La candidate Lutte ouvrière à la présidentielle est la première à avoir déposé les parrainages nécessaires devant le Conseil constitutionnel. Elle en comptabilise 521.

Nathalie Arthaud (Lutte ouvrière) a déposé mercredi matin ses 48 derniers parrainages au Conseil constitutionnel, atteignant ainsi 521 signatures, au-delà du seuil de 500 requis pour participer à l'élection présidentielle.

Elle est la première des candidats à l'Elysée à rendre publique l'obtention de ses signatures. Les candidats ont jusqu'au 16 mars pour déposer leurs précieux sésames au Conseil constitutionnel, qui doit ensuite les valider.

«J'ai déposé les signatures qui m'assurent d'être présente à l'élection présidentielle, je tiens à remercier tous les maires car je sais qu'ils ne partagent pas forcément mes idées mais, par ce geste démocratique, ils ont permis ma candidature», a déclaré Nathalie Arthaud en sortant du Conseil constitutionnel, devant de nombreux micros et caméras.

«Ce n'est jamais facile» d'obtenir ces promesses, a-t-elle ajouté, car «il faut déployer beaucoup d'énergie, sillonner le pays, aller discuter, convaincre des milliers de maires pour être parrainé et je suis soulagée après ce dépôt», a-t-elle ajouté.

«Fière» de l'héritage Laguiller

Selon son équipe de campagne, celle qui succède à Arlette Laguiller pour la course à l'Elysée a effectué en tout quatre dépôts au Conseil constitutionnel dont celui de mercredi matin qui était le dernier, avec 48 signatures déposées.

Elle s'est déclarée «très fière» de l'héritage d'Arlette Laguiller et se «revendique de la continuité, c'est la même politique, le même combat».

«Il s'agit d'opposer à la politique toujours en faveur des plus gros et des grandes entreprises une politique pour les travailleurs. Le patronat n'en a jamais assez, il est prêt à condamner à la misère les travailleurs», a souligné la candidate trotskiste.

Interrogée sur l'ombre que pourrait lui faire Jean-Luc Mélenchon (FG), boosté dans les sondages (10% d'intentions de vote selon un sondage CSA mardi alors que Nathalie Arthaud ne dépasse pas les 1% pour l'instant), elle a estimé qu'elle et lui n'étaient «pas sur le même terrain».

Elle a insisté sur le fait qu'«une nouvelle phase pour cette campagne démarre, une phase où j'espère être davantage invitée dans les médias puisque je suis bel et bien candidate».

Lutte ouvrière a présenté un candidat, une femme à chaque fois, à toutes les élections présidentielles depuis 1969.








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Friday, March 23, 2012

Judith Godrèche, Corinne Cléry, Keri Russell, David Milch, Catherine Keener, Anastasia Griffith, Richard Grieco, Hope Davis and Michelle Monaghan

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Nicotine Withdrawal Symptoms

Cravings

Nicotine withdrawal can cause cravings that last for days to a month or longer. Try staying busy. Change your routine and make a plan to help you resist the urge to smoke.


Difficulty Concentrating

Many people who quit smoking find it hard to focus on tasks or pay attention to details for a few weeks. Nicotine replacement therapy and medications often can help.


Increased Appetite

The benefits of smoking cessation far outweigh the risks of gaining a few pounds. Limit weight gain by staying active, eating a healthy diet, and chewing sugarless gum.


Irritability

If you find yourself a bit grouchy after you quit smoking, remember, you won't be irritable forever. Reach out to family, friends and other resources to keep you on the right track.


Trouble Sleeping

Tossing and turning after you put out that last cigarette? This too shall pass. Try drinking caffeine-free herbal tea instead of coffee. Take a walk after dinner or listen to soft music before bed.


Anxiety

After you quit smoking, you have to find a new way to deal with stress - one that doesn't involve lighting up. Be sure to make time for the people you love and the things you enjoy doing.



Headaches

After quitting smoking, some people experience headaches as the level of nicotine in their body diminishes. Over-the-counter pain relievers, taken as directed, may help.


Constipation

Adding fiber to your diet and making sure to drink plenty of water should help relieve constipation caused by nicotine withdrawal. Ask your doctor about trying an over-the-counter remedy if necessary.



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Anne Vyalitsyna