Sunday, August 31, 2014

Mr. James Rebhorn (1948–2014)

We Salute You, RIP

Ms. Lily Tomlin

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday Ms. Tomlin.

God bless.

Scott Speedman

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Padma Lakshmi

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Ricardo Chavira

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Gloria Estefan

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Barry Gibb

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Jelka van Houten

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Rachel Zoe

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Richard Ulfsäter

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Aisling Loftus

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Aug. 30, 2014

Mr. Bill Daily, David Paymer, Timothy Bottoms, Kasseem David Dean, Paul Oakenfold,
Benoît Delépine, Guy A. Lepage, Stacy Fuson, Anastasiya Zadorozhnaya, Frank Falcone and Norkys Batista



Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Mr. Asbjørn Andersen (1903–1978)

We Salute You, RIP

Sara Ramirez

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Deborah Gibson

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Chris Tucker

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Van Morrison

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Mr. Maurice Pialat (1925–2003)

We Salute You, RIP

Eagle Egilsson

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Espen Klouman-Høiner

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Mr. Earnie Shavers

Happy Birthday Mr. Shavers. God bless.

Céline Bonnier

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Itzhak Perlman

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Mr. Gérard Pirès

Happy Birthday Mr. Pirès. God bless.

Richard Gere

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Mr. Fredric March (1897–1975)

We Salute You, RIP

Mr. James Coburn (1928-2002)

We Salute You, RIP

Michael Jackson--Maria (You Were the Only One)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlqA3tAGMnw

Comments:Not suitable for kids

Michael Jackson--Maria (You Were the Only One)

Maria hey hey Maria
Maria don't you hear me calling Maria
Maria girl you know you were the only one
Hey hey Maria
Maria don't you miss me a little
Maria after all you were the only one
Come on back to me Maria
Maria come on back to me girl
Hey hey Maria
Maria it's been long so long
Maria since you've been gone
Hey hey Maria
Maria don't you need me just a little
Maria honest girl you were the only one
Come on back to me Maria
Oh come on back to me girl

Oh Maria Oh baby I need you
Maria why why you keep running away
Oh baby you keep running away
Oh baby yeah Maria
I need you honey
Oh Maria you sweet little sunflower
Oh hear my plea for sympathy
I just want you here with me Maria
Oh yeah yeah
If you're on that lonely night
What's my life without you girl
I'm so lonely I'm so blue
Without you darling my life is through
Come on girl

you keep running away comeback comeback
oh baby
you keep running away
i need you
you keep running away
oh baby oh baby
you keep running away
Oh baby
comeback comeback
maria oh baby
you keep running away
you keep running away
comeback comeback
Oh baby oh baby
i need you
you keep running away



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you keep running away

Saturday, August 30, 2014

OSZOY E VASILANTONAKI

Mentre Adams e Glass (USA), Fiorin e De Gennaro (Italia) e Nikolova (Bulgaria) continuano la loro preparazione, Pantere in grande spolvero nelle manifestazioni chiuse in questo week end. Nelle finali del World Grand Prix a Tokyo, 4° posto per la Turchia di Neriman Oszoy, che si è confermata una delle “bomber” più in voga del momento nel panorama del volley mondiale, sicura superstar della prossima rassegna iridata che potremmo ammirare nel girone di Trieste dei Mondiali: l’ex Galatasaray e futuro punto di forza della squadra di coach Negro, si è fatta ammirare in tutta la sua potenza anche in Giappone, tanto da meritare la nomination di Migliore Attaccante delle Final Six dove c’era la crema del volley femminile mondiale (ha vinto il Brasile)!

Molto bene anche la giovane stellina ellenica Anthi Vasilantonaki, che continua a mietere riconoscimenti individuali con la maglia della nazionale giovanile della Grecia: agli Europei Under 19 giocati in Estonia infatti, Anthi è stata la Top Scorer del torneo e ha portato la sua nazionale a un ottimo 4° posto, ultima ad arrendersi con 25 punti nella finalina con la Turchia persa per 3-1 (ha vinto la Serbia, Italia 9°).

ABBONAMENTI, DAL 2 SETTEMBRE SI RIPARTE!
Da martedì 2 settembre dopo la pausa di agosto riprende anche la Campagna Abbonamenti al grido “Siamo tutti Pantere!”. Gli abbonamenti si possono acquistare ora solo al Palaverde, negli uffici Imoco Volley (ingresso dal retro), dal lunedì al venerdì dalle ore 15 alle 19.
Informazioni info@imocovolley.it

Eccezionalmente la prelazione sul proprio posto per gli ex abbonati della scorsa stagione è stata prorogata fino al 5 settembre.

Prezzi e offerta:

Due le tipologie di abbonamento proposte, una solo per le gare al Palaverde di Campionato Italiano (regular season più tutti i play off con eventuali finali comprese!) e Coppa Italia, ecco i prezzi: Curva 50 euro (vecchi abbonati della scorsa stagione prezzo speciale 35 euro), Distinti 89 euro (69), Centrali 170 euro (139), Supercentrali 219 (189).
La seconda tipologia è quella “all inclusive” , con tutte le gare che si giocheranno al Palaverde nella prossima stagione, Campionato Italiano (con tutti i play off, finali incluse), Coppa Italia e anche tutta la Coppa Cev, la competizione europea che vedrà protagonista le Pantere. Prezzi: Curva 58 euro (vecchi abbonati della scorsa stagione prezzo speciale 45 euro), Distinti 100 euro (79), Centrali 195 euro (149), Supercentrali 250 (199).
C’e’ anche l’abbonamento Gold per i sostenitori (con area hospitality e parcheggio) a 500 euro, solo competizioni italiane, 600 con la Cev.

Informazioni: info@imocovolley.it e sul sito www.imocovolley.it dove conoscere anche le promozioni dedicate alle famiglie (10% di sconto per ogni famigliare), ai figli e “porta un amico”.




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Émilie Dequenne




Happy Birthday. God bless.


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Isabella Jantz

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Maria Bertrand

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Jovanna Huguet

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Saadet Aksoy

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Mr. Joel Schumacher

Happy Birthday Mr. Schumacher. God bless.

Mr. Elliott Gould

Happy Birthday Mr. Gould. God bless.

Ms. Ingrid Bergman (1915–1982)




We Salute You, RIP


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Carla Gugino

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Rebecca De Mornay

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Csilla Barath-Bastaic

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Andy Roddick

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Emily Montague

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Michael Michele

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Sarah-Jane Potts

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Frederique Van Der Wal

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Mr. Warren Buffett

Happy Birthday Mr. Buffett. God bless.

Nebojsa Glogovac

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Ely Pouget

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Michael Chiklis

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Congrats! God bless!

Johanna Braddy

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Cameron Diaz

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Peggy Lipton

Happy Birthday. God bless.

You can put a hole in my shoe

Shania Twain and  Alison Krauss--In My Car (I'll Be the Driver)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baX_Ll1HZFU


You can put a hole in my shoe

Shania Twain --In My Car (I'll Be the Driver)

You can choose the channel
When we're watching the TV
Oh babe, it's okay
And you can pick the flavor
When we're ordering ice cream
I don't mind, yeah, that's fine
I'd do anything for you

Ah, it's all right
If you sleep with your socks on
Oh babe, it's okay
And you can hurt my head
With your favorite rock song
I don't mind, yeah that's fine

For you there's nothing that I wouldn't do
You can put a hole in my shoe

But in my car, I'll be the driver
In my car, I'm in control
In my car, I come alive and
In my car, I am the driver
Watch me now

You can blame me
When you run out of razors
Oh babe, it's okay
And I'll run around when
You ask me for favors
I don't mind, yeah that's fine

For you there's nothing that I wouldn't do
You can put a hole in my shoe

But in my car, I'll be the driver
In my car, I'm in control
In my car, I come alive and
In my car, I am the driver
watch me now

I don't mind
If you think you're the strong one
Oh babe, it's okay
And you can have your way honey
Even when you're wrong
I don't mind, yeah that's fine

For you there's nothing that I wouldn't do
You can put a hole in my shoe

But in my car, I'll be the driver
In my car, I'm in control
In my car, I come alive and
In my car, not you, not you, you

in my car, I'll be the driver


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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Aaron Paul

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Modern Family




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Emmys 2014 by Josh Dickey

Drama Series: “Breaking Bad” (AMC)

“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Downton Abbey” (PBS)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
"House of Cards" (Netflix)
“Mad Men” (AMC)
“True Detective” (HBO)
Last year's winner: "Breaking Bad"

Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”

Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)
Claire Danes, “Homeland” (Showtime)
Robin Wright, “House of Cards” (Netflix)
Kerry Washington, “Scandal” (ABC)
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Lizzy Caplan, “Masters of Sex” (Showtime)
Last year's winner: Claire Danes, "Homeland"

Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”

Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom” (HBO)
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards” (Netflix)
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men” (AMC)
Matthew McConaughey, “True Detective” (HBO)
Woody Harrelson, “True Detective” (HBO)
Last year's winner: Jeff Daniels, "The Newsroom"

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad"

Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad" (AMC)
Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey" (PBS)
Joanne Froggatt, "Downton Abbey" (PBS)
Lena Headey, "Game of Thrones" (HBO)
Christine Baranski, "The Good Wife" (CBS)
Christina Hendricks, "Mad Men" (AMC)
Last year's winner: Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad"

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad"

Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad" (AMC)
Jim Carter, "Downtown Abbey" (PBS)
Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones" (HBO)
Josh Charles, "The Good Wife" (CBS)
Mandy Patinkin, "Homeland" (Showtime)
Jon Voight "Ray Donovan" (Showtime)
Last year's winner: Bobby Cannavale, "Boardwalk Empire"


Comedy Series: “Modern Family” (ABC)

“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Louie” (FX)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Veep” (HBO)
“Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
“Silicon Valley” (HBO)
Last year's winner: "Modern Family"

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”

Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” (HBO)
Melissa McCarthy, “Mike & Molly” (CBS)
Taylor Schilling, "Orange Is the New Black" (Netflix)
Last year's winner: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”

Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies” (Showtime)
Louis C.K., “Louie” (FX)
William H. Macy, “Shameless” (Showtime)
Ricky Gervais, “Derek” (Netflix)
Last year's winner: Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Allison Janney, "Mom"

Mayim Bialik, "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS)
Julie Bowen, "Modern Family" (ABC)
Allison Janney, "Mom" (CBS)
Kate Mulgrew, "Orange Is the New Black" (Netflix)
Kate McKinnon, "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)
Anna Chlumsky, "Veep" (HB0)
Last year's winner: Merritt Wever, "Nurse Jackie"

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Ty Burrell, "Modern Family"

Andre Braugher, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (Fox)
Adam Driver, "Girls" (HBO)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, "Modern Family" (ABC)
Ty Burrell, "Modern Family" (ABC)
Fred Armisen, "Portlandia" (IFC)
Tony Hale, "Veep" (HBO)
Last year's winner: Tony Hale, "Veep"

Miniseries: “Fargo” (FX)

“American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
“Fargo” (FX)
“The White Queen” (Starz)
“Bonnie and Clyde” (A&E, Lifetime, History)
“Treme” (HBO)
Last year's winner: "Behind the Candelabra"
*NOTE: Outstanding Miniseries or Movie was split into two categories this year

TV Movie: “The Normal Heart” (HBO)

“The Normal Heart” (HBO)
“The Trip to Bountiful” (Lifetime)
“Killing Kennedy” (National Geographic Channel)
“Sherlock: His Last Vow” (PBS)
“Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” (HBO)
Last year's winner: "Behind the Candelabra"
*NOTE: Outstanding Miniseries or Movie was split into two categories this year

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: His Last Vow”

Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Dancing on the Edge” (Starz)
Mark Ruffalo, “The Normal Heart” (HBO)
Billy Bob Thornton, “Fargo” (FX)
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: His Last Vow” (PBS)
Idris Elba, “Luther” (BBC America)
Martin Freeman, “Fargo” (Fx)
Last year's winner: Michael Douglas, "Behind the Candelabra"


Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Coven”

Cicely Tyson, “The Trip to Bountiful” (Lifetime)
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
Kristen Wiig, “Spoils of Babylon”
Helena Bonham Carter, “Burton and Taylor” (BBC America)
Minnie Driver, “Return to Zero” (Lifetime)
Last year's winner: Laura Linney, "The Big C: Hereafter"


Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: Martin Freeman, “Sherlock: His Last Vow”

Matt Bomer, “The Normal Heart” (HBO)
Martin Freeman, “Sherlock: His Last Vow”
Joe Mantello, “The Normal Heart” (HBO)
Colin Hanks, “Fargo” (FX)
Jim Parsons, “The Normal Heart” (HBO)
Alfred Molina, “The Normal Heart” (HBO)
Last year's winner: James Cromwell, "American Horror Story: Asylum"

Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Coven”

Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
Frances Conroy, “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
Angela Bassett, “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
Allison Tolman, “Fargo” (FX)
Ellen Burstyn, “Flowers in the Attic” (Lifetime)
Julia Roberts, “The Normal Heart” (HBO)
Last year's winner: Ellen Burstyn, "Political Animals"

Directing in a Drama Series: Cary Joji Fukunaga, "True Detective"

"Boardwalk Empire" — Farewell Daddy Blues" (Tim Van Patten)
"Breaking Bad' — "Felina" (Vince Gilligan)
"Downton Abbey" — "Episode 1" (David Evans)
"Game of Thrones" — "The Watchers on the Wall" (Neil Marshall)
"House of Cards" — "Chapter 14" (Carl Franklin)
"True Detective" — "Who Goes There" (Cary Joji Fukunaga)

Writing in a Drama Series: Moira Walley-Beckett, "Breaking Bad"

"Breaking Bad" — "Ozymandias" (Moira Walley-Beckett)
"Breaking Bad" — Felina" (Vince Gilligan)
"Game of Thrones" — "The Children" (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss)
"House of Cards" — "Chapter 14" (Beau Willimon)
"True Detective" — "The Secret Fate of All Life" (Nic Pizzolatto)

Directing in a Comedy Series: Gail Mancuso, "Modern Family"

"Episodes" — "Episode 309" (Iain B. MacDonald)
"Glee" — "100" (Paris Barclay)
"Louie" — "Elevator, Part 6" (Louis C.K.)
"Modern Family" — "Vegas" (Gail Mancuso)
"Orange Is the New Black" — "Lesbian Request Denied" (Jodie Foster)
"Silicon Valley" — Minimum Viable Product" (Mike Judge)

Writing in a Comedy Series: Louis C.K., "Louie"

"Episodes" — "Episode 305" (David Crane)
"Louie" — "So Did The Fat Lady" (Louis C.K.)
"Orange Is the New Black" — "I Wasn't Ready" (Jenji Kohan and Liz Friedman)
"Silicon Valley" — "Optimal Tip-To-Tip Efficiency" (Alec Berg)
"Veep" — "Special Relationship" (Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche and Armando Iannucci)

Reality Competition: "The Amazing Race"

"The Amazing Race"
"Dancing with the Stars"
"Project Runway"
"So You Think You Can Dance"
"Top Chef"
"The Voice"

Variety Series: "The Colbert Report" (Comedy Central)

"Jimmy Kimmel Live" (ABC)
"Real Time With Bill Maher" (HBO)
"Saturday Night Live" (NBC)
"The Colbert Report" (Comedy Central)
"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" (Comedy Central)
"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" (NBC)




Congrats to all of you. God bless.



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Siobhan Redmond

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Lívia de Bueno

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Héloise Godet

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Alexa PenaVega

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Mr. G.W. Bailey

Happy Birthday Mr. Bailey. God bless.

Sarah Chalke

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Chandra Wilson

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Mr. George Montgomery (1916–2000)

We Salute You, RIP

Ms. Tuesday Weld

Happy Birthday Ms. Weld. God bless.

Barbara Bach

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Luis Guzmán

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Carly Pope

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Florence Welch

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Amelia Curtis

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Jennifer Coolidge

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Definitely Not suitable for kids





Comedian Sarah Silverman, winner of Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special for 'Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles' poses in the press room during the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theater on August 25, 2014.



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Armie Hammer

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Katie Findlay

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Jack Black

Happy Birthday. God bless.

The Who--I Can't Explain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3h--K5928M

Comments:Not suitable for kids

The Who--I Can't Explain

Got a feeling inside (Can't explain)
It's a certain kind (Can't explain)
I feel hot and cold (Can't explain)
Yeah, down in my soul, yeah (Can't explain)

I said ... (Can't explain)
I'm feeling good now, yeah, but (Can't explain)

Dizzy in the head and I'm feeling blue
The things you've said, well, maybe they're true
I'm getting funny dreams again and again
I know what it means, but …

Can't explain
I think it's love
Try to say it to you
When I feel blue

But I can't explain (Can't explain)
Yeah, hear what I'm saying, girl (Can't explain)

Dizzy in the head and I'm feeling bad
The things you've said have got me real mad
I'm getting funny dreams again and again
I know what it means but

Can't explain
I think it's love
Try to say it to you
When I feel blue

But I can't explain (Can't explain)
Forgive me one more time, now (Can't explain)

(INSTRUMENTAL INTERLUDE)

I said I can't explain, yeah
You drive me out of my mind
Yeah, I'm the worrying kind, babe
I said I can't explain



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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Shania Twain





This coming Thursday(Aug. 28), is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.






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Nazneen Contractor

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Amanda Schull

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Macaulay Culkin

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Chris Pine

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Melissa McCarthy

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Mr. Barbet Schroeder

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday Mr. Schroeder.

God bless.

Laura Haddock

Last Aug. 21, is your birthday.

Belated Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Cream--What A Bringdown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6FFnwplE7c

Comments:Not suitable for kids

Cream--What A Bringdown

Taters in a jam jar, parsons collar in the sky
Water in a fountain doesn’t get me very high
Moby dick & Albert making out with Captain Bligh
so you know what you know in your head
Will you won’t you do you don’t you know when a head’s dead?
What a bringdown

Little Leda Lou is growing Hampstead’s in the North
Nettie B’s been wearing daisies since the twenty-fourth
When’s it going to end there’s one more coming forth?
And you know what you know in your head
Will you won’t you do you don’t you want to go to bed?
What a bringdown

There’s a tea-leaf about in the family
Who’ll end up in a flowery dell
There’s a tea-a float in the Rosie Lee
They'll believe in ding-dong bell
Take a butchers at the dodgy mincers of old Bill
Aristotle’s Orchestra are living on the pill
One of them gets very very prickly when he’s ill
And you know what you know in your head
Will you won’t you do you don’t you want to make more bread?
What a Bringdown


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Mr. James Burton

Last Aug. 21, is your birthday.

Belated Happy Birthday Mr. Burton.

God bless.

Chantelle Houghton

Last Aug. 21, is your birthday.

Belated Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Alizée

Last Aug. 21, is your birthday.

Belated Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Jo Dee Messina, Jeff Tweedy, Ashley Crow, Mr. Hugh Hudson, Raz Degan, Sönke Wortmann, Ovidie, Anna Amore, Simon McBurney, Tom Hollander, Victoria Sweet, Alexis Raben and Mr. Harry Manfredini

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Nikolaj Arcel

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Scarlett Chorvat

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Fatih Akin

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Blair Underwood

Happy Birthday. God bless.

John Savage

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Mr. Van Johnson (1916–2008)

We Salute You, RIP

Rachel Bilson

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Kathy Tong

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Rachael Ray

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Mr. Regis Philbin

Happy Birthday Mr. Philbin. God bless.

Ally Walker

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Ksenia Sukhinova



This coming Tuesday(Aug. 26), is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.


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Gene Simmons

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Ms. Imogen Hassall (1942–1980)

We Salute You, RIP

Mr. Frederick Forsyth

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday Mr. Forsyth.

God bless.

Elvis Costello

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Mr. Mel Ferrer (1917–2008)

We Salute You, RIP

Alexander Skarsgård

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Joanne Whalley

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Tim Burton

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Mr. Sean Connery

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday Mr. Connery.

God bless.

Blake Lively

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Claudia Schiffer

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Annie Ilonzeh

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Rick Springfield, Alexandre Desplat, Jacques Weber, Rita Pavone, Roger Avary, Mr. Peter Wyngarde, Scott Caan, Friederike Kempter, Kristine Cofsky, Mark Hudson, Cathy St. George, Erin Foster, Ray Park, Kobe Bryant, Carmen Luvana, Jay Mohr , Pablo Montero, Clare Grant and Ruta Gedmintas

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Leslie Bogart

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Kim Matula

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Mr. Gene Kelly (1912–1996)

We Salute You, RIP

Ms. Barbara Eden

Happy Birthday Ms. Eden. God bless.

Ms. Vera Miles

Happy Birthday Ms. Miles. God bless.

Shelley Long

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Ms. Dorothy Comingore (1913–1971)

We Salute You, RIP

Mr. Keith Moon (1946–1978)

We Salute You, RIP

Ariadna Cabrol




Happy Birthday. God bless.



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Jean-Michel Jarre

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Srdan Golubovic

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Pierfrancesco Favino

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Kevin Dunn

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Mr. Kenny Baker

Happy Birthday Mr. Baker. God bless.

James D'Arcy

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Joe Regalbuto

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Amy Spanger

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Sonja Bennett

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Rachael Carpani

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Martha Higareda

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Chad Michael Murray

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Steve Guttenberg

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Turkey and China

Tokyo, Japan, August 23, 2014 – China beat Turkey 3-2 (25-22, 18-25, 22-25, 25-23, 21-19) on the fourth day of the FIVB World Grand Prix Finals at Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo on Saturday.

Key points:


.Neriman Ozsoy was the top scorer in the match with 36 points; Liu Xiaotong led China with 26. Yuan Xinyue scored all six of China's service points.

•China improved their record to 2-2; Turkey dropped to 1-3.

•China lead Turkey 2-1 matchups in the World Grand Prix.

•It was the first time the two teams had met outside China.

•It’s the first time Turkey have lost three consecutive World Grand Prix matches since 2008.

•It was Turkey’s third five-set match out of four in the Finals.

China started off with a block by Li Jing on Kubra Akman and good hitting by captain Zeng Chunlei and Liu Xiaotong helped the Chinese to an 8-3 advantage at the first technical timeout. Turkey coach Massimo Barbolini called a timeout one point later after a smash from Zeng, but the Chinese stayed on top despite some nice spikes by Neriman Ozsoy. China coach Lang Ping called a timeout after some great defending by Turkey frustrated China at 13-9 and the Chinese seemed to be on track after an ace by Yuan Xinyue put them 15-10 ahead. But three poor errors by China saw Turkey close to 15-14 and they were level at 16 after some more good Turkish defending. China went ahead for good after a push shot from Liu and a Turkish error made the score 21-19. Three super smashes from Zeng ensured China would not be overtaken.




Turkey started the second set with determination and were helped by good blocking and some poor Chinese reception, but they also hurt themselves with errors and the scores stayed close early on. It was a one-point game in China’s favour at the first TTO and a one-point game in Turkey’s favour at the second. Turkey didn’t help their cause with service errors, but they were playing the steadier volleyball. The breakthrough came at 18-18 when Zeng served long and Busra Cansu spiked the score to 20-18. Turkey then got a break when they overturned a line call after a shot by Gozde Sonsirma, and a block on Li put them four points up. A Cansu spike brought setpoint and a reception error by Li completed a seven-point run by the Turks that levelled the scores at 1-1.




Ozsoy gave Turkey a good start to the third set, while China continued to have problems, gifting four points to the Turks who led by four at the first TTO. Bahar Toksoy came up with a couple of hits, while her teammate Cansu added two of her own plus a pair of great blocks on Zeng as Turkey led by five at the second TTO. But when Turkey failed to return three serves by Yuan Xinyue, China were able to level the scores at 17. Another point earned by a video challenge – for an error at the net by China – saw Turkey move to 20-18 and they were able to hold off the Chinese, who ended the set with another error at the net.




It was tight at the start of the fourth set, with Yuan getting a good block on Ozsoy but the Turk responding with two good hits as her team moved into a two-point lead at the first TTO. Yuan responded with a spike and a service ace – her fifth of the match – to level the scores at 8-8 and a spike and block by Liu put China two points in front at 12-10, prompting Barbolini to call a timeout. Despite yet another block by Cansu on Zeng, the Chinese were able to hold on to their two-point lead at the second TTO. A netted serve by Cansu and a neatly placed shot by Liu gave China a four-point cushion at 20-16, but Turkey kept fighting, with libero Gizem Karadayi outstanding in defence. Turkey pulled back from 20-23 to 23-23 after another reception error by China, but a big hit by Liu and a block on Ozsoy sent the match to a tiebreaker.




Two spiking misses by China early in the fifth set gave Turkey a two-point advantage at 4-2 and they were then helped by a rotation error. China closed to within a point but more sloppy play put Turkey in the driving seat and they were four points up at the changeover. Cansu sent another serve into the net, Yang Junjing blocked Sonsirma and Turkey failed to return two more of Yuan’s serves and China were level at 9-9. Li put China ahead 11-10 with a kill before Ozsoy sent a shot wide. Yang then blocked Sonsirma and China were two points from victory. China allowed Turkey to close to 13-12 when another reception error – this time by Shan Danna – drew the scores level. China saved four matchpoints and Turkey two. At 19-19, Yuan slammed a ball from a short set for another matchpoint and captain Zeng finished things off with a strong hit.


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Brazil and Russia

Tokyo, Japan, August 23, 2014 – Brazil defeated Russia 3-0 (25-12, 25-21, 25-21) on the fourth day of the FIVB World Grand Prix Finals at Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo on Saturday.



Key points:

•Brazil improved to 3-1; Russia fell to 2-2.

•Fabiana Claudino was the top scorer for Brazil with 17 points; Tatiana Kosheleva led Russia with 18 points. Brazil outscored Russia in blocking points 16-8, with Thaisa Menezes getting six.

•It was the 27th meeting between the two teams in the World Grand Prix. Brazil have now won 16 matches to Russia’s 11.

•Brazil have won the last five meetings, the first time they have beaten Russia five times in a row.

•Brazil won their last encounter in straight sets in this season's Preliminary Round. It’s the first time they have beaten Russia in straight sets in consecutive World Grand Prix matches.

•Brazil have won eight of their last nine Finals matches in straight sets.


Russia weren’t in the match at the beginning. Sheilla Castro sent down two kills, Thaisa Menezes served two aces and the Russians were blocked twice, putting Brazil 6-1 up and forcing Russia coach Yury Marichev to call a timeout. Nataliya Goncharova helped steady the Russian ship with a couple of decent hits, while Brazil also failed to deal with two serves by Tatiana Kosheleva as the Russians closed the gap to 9-8. Blocks by Dani Lins and Thaisa set Brazil on another run and they were seven points ahead at the second TTO. Russia offered little resistance after that and Brazil reeled off the last four points – including an ace by Sheilla – to go 1-0 ahead.

Russia offered more resistance at the start of the second set, although they weren’t helped by planting their first two serves into the net. Goncharova delivered two kills and a block, but Fabiana Claudino and Jaqueline Carvalho kept Brazil in front and the Brazilians led by three at the first TTO. Thaisa came up with a pair of blocks and a thumping spike to extend Brazil’s lead to five points at 12-7, when Marichev called a timeout. Another ace by Sheilla and good blocks by Fabiana and Ferndanda Rodrigues saw Brazil to a six-point lead at the second TTO. Kosheleva came up with a massive hit and a block on Fabiana as Russia dug in in the final phase. Brazil coach Ze Roberto called a timeout when they closed to 23-20, but a block by Fabiana on Kosheleva and a nice thump by Tandara Caixeta put the Brazilians 2-0 up.

Sheilla, Thaisa, Fernanda and Jaqueline shared the attacking points at the start of the third set and Sheilla finished off the first phase of the set with another ace that put Brazil 8-2 ahead. At times, Russia threatened to go on a long run, but they couldn’t sustain their form long enough to give Brazil any major problems in the second phase and Brazil were three points ahead at the second TTO. Brazil went off the boil after the break and Russia closed to within a point at 17-16 and again at 18-17 – both times through Kosheleva – but a netted shot by Goncharova helped Brazil extend their lead to three points again. Matchpoint came with a block by Fabiana on Goncharova and a Ferndanda shot ended the match.


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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Japan and Russia

Tokyo, Japan, August 20, 2014 – Japan fought back to overcome European champions Russia 3-1 (22-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-17) on Wednesday in the final match on the opening day of the FIVB World Grand Prix Finals at Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo.


Key points:


•Russia’s Tatiana Kosheleva was the top scorer in the match with 23 points. Japan were led by Saori Kimura with 17.


•Russia outblocked Japan 14-4; Japan outaced Russia 9-3.


•Japan have now won 10 of 26 matches against Russia in the World Grand Prix.


•Russia defeated Japan 3-1 in this year's group phase.


•Russia had won all four previous meetings with Japan in World Grand Prix Finals (1997, 2001, 2006 and 2009).


•Japan have won their last five matches after losing their first five.


•Russia have won the World Grand Prix three times – 1997, 1999 and 2002.

There was little to choose between the two teams as they found their range in the early stages. Iuliya Podskalnaya got in a couple of good blocks but Yukiko Ebata responded with two spikes to put Japan 8-6 up at the first technical timeout. Saori Kimura started to get her eye in after the break and she helped Japan to a 14-11 lead, when Russia coach Yury Marichev called a timeout. Japan held a two-point advantage at the second TTO but good blocking by Tatiana Kosheleva helped the Russians level at 18, when Japan coach Masayoshi Manabe called a timeout. After a sloppy hit by Kimura allowed Russia to take a two-point lead at 21-19, Manabe had to call his players off again. A neat crosscourt shot from Natalia Malykh stretched Russia’s lead to three points at 22-19 and the same player brought her team three setpoints with a rocket through the Japanese defence. Malykh then put her team 1-0 up with another crisp spike. Russia scored seven blocking points to Japan’s one in the first set.


Lefty Miyu Nagaoka came up with three big kills early in the second set to keep Japan level with Russia and after a long serve by Podskalnaya put Japan 6-5 up, Marichev called his players off for a talk. But Russia committed two more errors and Japan led 8-5 at the first TTO. But not for long as the hosts lost their way and Russia scored the next five points, prompting Manabe to call his team off the court. Alexandra Pasynkova and Malykh kept Russia in front until Japan caught up at 14-14 after a good hit by Risa Shinnabe. A strike by Yuki Ishii gave the home team a one-point advantage at the second TTO. Spikes from Mai Yamaguchi and Ishii followed by an unreturned serve from Kana Ono gave Japan a four-point lead at 19-15 and Russia called a timeout. Manabe did the same as Russia crept back to 21-19 with a block on Kimura, but Japan were helped when Anastasia Bavykina planted a serve into the net on the next point and Pasynkova tipped the ball wide. Haruka Miyashita then won a battle at the net to give Japan five setpoints. Nagaoka scored her 10th point of the match to level the set scores at 1-1.


Two errors helped Japan take an early 5-1 lead in the third set and prompted a Russia timeout. But two more Russia errors and an ace by Kimura saw Japan six points ahead at the first TTO. Another ace by Kimura and three more Russian errors stretched Japan’s lead to 12-2 and brought another Russian timeout. But then Russia tightened up their defence and Japan lost their touch, allowing the Russians to score four straight points before Manabe hauled his players off court. Manabe had to repeat his timeout four points later with Russia having taken 10 straight points. Russia drew level at 12-12 on a good block by Kosheleva but Iana Shcherban then sent a serve long to end their run. Yukiko Ebata and Nagaoka then steadied the Japan ship with some good hits and they led by two at the second TTO. They stretched that to three at 20-17 and four at 23-19 before Hitomi Nakamichi served into the net. A Shinnabe spike brought up setpoint and the same player then thumped the ball through the Russian defence to put Japan 2-1 up.


Kosheleva and Malykh, Russia’s two top scorers in the match, helped their team to a one-point lead at the first TTO in the fourth set but Japan responded with a good hit by Ebata and a nice block by Kimura on Kosheleva to open up a three-point lead. Two glorious smashes by Kimura stretched that to four points at 13-9 and Shinnabe then came up with two smashes to give Japan a five-point advantage at the second TTO. Shinnabe then delivered two serves that Russia couldn’t handle and Japan had a six-point lead at 20-14. Russia called their second timeout after a classy slice shot by Kimura put Japan up 22-15 but Japan were looking good for a win. Miyashita made a super block on Kosheleva moments after replacing Nakamichi to bring up seven matchpoints and Russia failed to return Mizuho Ishida’s next serve to wrap up the win for Japan.



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Chloe Grace Moretz by Zach Johnson posted Aug. 20, 2014

Body doubles do more!

In the movie If I Stay, adapted from Gayle Forman's popular young adult novel, Chloe Grace Moretz plays a 17-year-old musical prodigy named Mia Hall. But as the actress revealed on E!'s Chelsea Lately Tuesday, she didn't know the first thing about playing the cello. "Don't ruin the movie magic!" she joked.

How did director R. J. Cutler work around Moretz's limitations?

"I tried to learn the cello for seven months," the Atlanta native told host Chelsea Handler, "but then I realized it's much harder than any other instrument, so I couldn't really learn it. So then they just kind of cut my head off and put it onto another girl's body. So I'd be doing scenes and my hands are by my sides and I'm [trying to] act like I'm playing the cello with my head. And they're like, 'Don't move your body!'"

"It looks so good!" Moretz promised. Handler joked, "That's so creepy!"

When audiences see the final version, Moretz said, "It's me—but it's not me."

If I Stay is in theaters Friday.




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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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Jaurès, naissance d'un géant (2005) (Not suitable for kids)

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Jaurès, naissance d'un géant (2005) (Not suitable for kids)


Director:
Jean-Daniel Verhaeghe
Writers:
Jean-Michel Gaillard, Jacques Kirsner
Stars:
Philippe Torreton, Valérie Kaprisky, Pierre Vernier



Review by Emil Bakkum (Netherlands, Utrecht) / posted 12 December 2011


The film Jean Jaures (naissance d'un geant) describes the rise of the French left-wing politician jean Jaures. I like the film because of its versatility. The events bridge the transition from the European dictatorships of the nineteenth century to the full-grown democracies of the twentieth century. It shows the development of the labour movement, from the first anarchist attempts to the professional institutions. And it portrays the removal of the last remnants of feudalism. After the failed Commune of Paris in 1870 France had been politically unstable for several decades. Jaures started his career as a radical (liberal) politician, and became the parliamentary representative of the district Castres (his native place). Later he loses this position, when the peasants prefer a more conservative candidate. In 1892 the miners in Carmaux (Castres) elect a colleague as their burgomaster. Subsequently the local marquis, who owns the mine, discharges the burgomaster, because he abhors the election of workmen in governmental positions. This leads to a general strike among the miners, who demand the reinstatement of their former colleague. Jean Jaures rallies to their protest, and even defends a union leader in court. The regional prefect sends in the military police in order to suppress the demonstrations (which admittedly were rather violent in these days). This is the most thrilling part of the story, because there is the continuous threat of escalation. The marquis stirs the unrest, and tries to provoke the unions (syndicats). When the disturbances seem to become a national affair, the French president intervenes, and forces the marquis to back down. In the mean time, Jaures is convinced that the class struggle is vital for the liberation of the workers, and therefore has become a socialist. At the time the socialists were divided into four different groups, of which the marxist Parti Ouvrier (founded by Guesde and Lafargue, Marx son-in-law) was the most important. In the film the study of Jaures is decorated with portraits of Marx, but actually Jaures was a libertarian and never a marxist. He joined the Independants, who actually were not a party but an electoral association, Unlike the other socialists, who advocated sectarian politics, Jaures tried to unite the isolated socialist currents. And in 1905 this reconciliation was finally accomplished in the SFIO (Section Francaise de l'Internationale Ouvriere). The film shows the speeches of Jaures both in 1893, when he is elected as a parliamentary representative of the socialists, and in 1905, during the foundation of the SFIO. I really liked these fairly extensive scenes, since they highlight Jaures principles and political goals. However, for those viewers who are not interested in politics, these last fifteen minutes may be a bit boring to watch. Still it is mainly a film about the struggle for miners rights, and trade unions. As such it fits in with all those other famous titles: Kameradschaft, Germinal, Subterra, Matewan, or the more recent Harlan County War.




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Bulgaria, Czech Rep and Croatia

Samokov, Bulgaria, August 17, 2014 – Bulgaria is the winner of the Group 3 for the 2014 FIVB World Grand Prix. Thanks to this success, the team end up with the 21st place in the overall standings and will enter Group 2 of the event next year.

They eventually beat Czech Republic 3-0 (25-16, 25-13, 25-17) in a one-way match showing all their grit against opponents that probably used all their strength during the semifinal against Croatia. They climbed with a huge smile the podium, where the prize for the first place was awarded by the Minister of Sport Evgeniya Radanova - Olympic silver medalist, World and European Champion in the short-track.

In the first match of the day, Croatia managed to get the third place by defeating Kazakhstan 3-0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-17). A great day of Samanta Fabris (21 points) together with her teammates killed Kazakhstan’s dream to get a better position in the next edition of the World Grand Prix.


Bulgaria on podium's highest step

Bulgaria withdraw at the most of being host of 2014 FIVB World Grand Prix Finals Group 3 and promoted the team to the next level. In 2015 Vladimir Kuzyutkin and his girls will play in Group 2 after a fantastic victory over Czech Republic in front of excited audience in Samokov 3-0 (25-16, 25-13, 25-17). Czechs, by many considered favorites of the group, seemed to be not in condition after the exhausting match against Croatia in the semifinals and didn't offer much of a resistance.

Key Points

·Bulgaria clinched 21st place in front of a home crowd in Samokov. In 2013, their only prior season in the World Grand Prix, they finished ninth.
·Bulgaria end their World Grand Prix 2014 campaign being the only unbeaten team in Group 3, thanks to their perfect preliminary round and despite the automatic qualification to the final weekend.
·Czech Republic close the event with seven wins. In their only previous season in the competition, they won just two of nine matches.
·Aneta Havlickova is both the most prolific scorer (153 points) and best spiker (135, 47.70%) in Group 3.
·This will be the last official match for Bulgaria, before the World Championship in Italy. After three resting day, the team will get back together in Sofia. A first friendly match is set with Azerbaijan.
·Being a very balanced team, Bulgaria has no players among the “three best” individual statistics of Group 3.

Bulgaria coach Vladimir Kuzyutkin (who is the winner of the last World Championship with Russia) could not hide his emotions: “I am very happy that we won this final match. I am really satisfied not only with the result but also with what my players showed on the court. I said that Czech Republic team deserved to be in this final, but we did too. I think that they could play a lot better. I am never comparing my players, we want to play like a team. Bulgaria should just try to match the best three teams in the world“. He was echoed by his captain, Strashimira Filipova: “This win and this whole tournament could be one good gift for my upcoming birthday tomorrow. I am really happy that so many volleyball fans came here to support us, this really helped us. We followed the coach’s instructions and this led us to the good result. Now we have to prepare for the World Championship“.


A third place for Croatia

Croatia is the bronze team in the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Grand Prix Finals - Group 3 in Bulgaria. Red & Whites easily defeated Kazakhstan 3-0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-17). There was no problem for Angelo Vercesi and his team to clinch a victory with every Croatian playing on top level. It was not hard for them to start 6-1 in the first set and keep the distance almost until by the end of the match. Samanta Fabris scored 21 for the winners, and Mudritskaya 12 for Kazakhstan.

Key Points

·Croatia were the only debutants in Group 3 to have made it to the finals.
·Kazakhstan remain winless in 21 World Grand Prix matches against European teams.
·Almost a full set was given to Croatia by Kazakhstan’s errors in the final match: 24 points overall.
·Croatia Samanta Fabris is the second best of Group 3 among scorers, with a 112 record just behind Aneta Havlickova
·Despite their fourth place in the weekend, Kazakhstan had the best world ranking placement ahead of this tournament, being No.23. Bulgaria was the worst, with their 35th position.

Croatia coach, the Brazilian Angelo Vercesi, congratulated his team about the victory but was not completely satisfied at the very end: “We are very happy about today’s win but there is still some bitterness in our team because of yesterday’s match. Today we all played like a real team and presented character in the most important moments of the match. Anyway, I think that we will have higher aims in the future but we have to work harder“. His captain Maja Poljak confirmed the feeling: “It was a very intensive and interesting game. Kazakhstan had some very good plays, very high and fast balls, but I am very happy that we used our opportunities in the best possible way. Third place in this competition is the deserved one for our team. Yesterday Czech Republic were just better than us and I would like to congratulate them once again“.



Congrats to all of you. God bless.


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Av Angelica Risberg



Carlos Paton Blacker, 18 år, badar i havet vid Torquay. Han är nöjd så länge han slipper dra på sig uniform. Lillebror Robin däremot, varken kan eller vill stå vid sidan om. Men ännu en tid kan de bada, samla musslor och snäckor och njuta av det fina sensommarvädret.



Morgon och frukost. Grälen fortsätter i Carlos Paton Blackers hem. Mamman läser tidningen. Hon är beredd att tro på snart sagt varenda historia hon möter i bladen om ”hunnernas” övergrepp och mörka konspirationer, inte minst de mest otroliga, och hon hittar snart något i dagens upplaga som än en gång får henne upprörd. Så läser hon högt. Därefter vänder hon sig förebrående direkt till pappan, ”som om det senast tillkännagivna illdådet eller övergreppet var hans fel”.



På det viset är det. I familjen härskar en ny, ovan kyla.

Blackers hem är ett mikrokosmos av reaktioner på det skedda. Mamman å ena sidan, känslostark och bestämd, in i sitt allra innersta övertygad om det rättfärdiga i att gå i krig, och omöjlig att rubba, allra minst med argument. Pappan å den andra, skeptisk, resonabel och på sitt sätt lika halsstarrig, utan någon förståelse för de skäl som angivits till varför denna konflikt inletts, och utan tro på de prognoser som nu snurrar runt rörande dess (snabba) förlopp och (lyckosamma) utgång; och dessutom alltmer fylld av en till pessimism gränsande bedrövelse:


”Det tog en tid för honom att begripa att de händelser som fyllde honom med fasa accepterades av andra med högst blandade känslor, av vilka en del handlade om en njutningsfylld hänförelse”.



Och däremellan sönerna. Först Carlos Paton Blacker själv, fylld av vånda, grubblerier och noga vägda argument pro et contra, i grund och botten nöjd så länge han slipper dra på sig någon uniform.

Sedan hans lillebror Robin, för vilken krigsskälen faktiskt är sekundära och till och med möjliga att ifrågasätta, men som varken kan eller vill stå vid sidan om, utan önskar bli del av denna händelse för händelsens egen skull, och för att det är detta man förväntas göra.



I och med att Blacker erbjudit sig till armén och blivit ratad, känner han att han gjort sitt rent moraliskt. Så han fortsätter att njuta det fina sensommarvädret. Tillsammans med Robin går han ned till stranden vid Meadfoot Beach för att bada. Och när det blir lågvatten vinglar han runt bland de grönhalkiga stenarna och samlar anemoner, snäckor, sniglar, musslor och andra sjödjur, som han bär upp till ett litet akvarium han inrättat på verandan till familjens hus. Kanske gör Blacker detta för att det är så här man skall göra när det är sommar, kanske för att han faktiskt är genuint intresserad av djur av alla de slag.


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Mr. Elmore James - Every Day I Have The Blues

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Mr. Elmore James - Every Day I Have The Blues

Everyday, everyday I have the blues
Everyday, everyday, everyday I have the blues
Speaking of bad luck and trouble, now, it's you I hate to lose
Nobody love me, nobody seem to care
Baby, nobody love me, nobody seem to care
Speaking of bad luck and trouble, now, you know I've had my share
Everyday, everyday, everyday, everyday,
Everyday, everyday, everyday, everyday I have the blues
I'm gonna pack my suitcase and, move on down the line

I'm gonna pack my suitcase and, move on down the line
Because there ain't nobody worried, and ain't nobody crying
Everyday, everyday, everyday, everyday,
Everyday, everyday, everyday, everyday I have the blues
Everyday, everyday, everyday, everyday,
Everyday, everyday, everyday, everyday I have the blues


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The Netherlands and Puerto Rico posted Aug. 15, 2014

Koszalin, Poland, August 15, 2014 – Though Puerto Rico fought bravely for two and a half sets, the Netherlands eventually imposed their class to claim a 3-1 victory (22-25, 31-29, 25-20, 25-12) in the second semi-final match of the 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Group 2 Final Four at Hala Widowiskowo – Sportowa in Koszalin.

On Sunday the “Oranjes” will play their neighbours from Belgium in the final scheduled for 8:15 pm local time, with the winners booking a ticket to next week’s Final Six in Tokyo, Japan. The players around head coach Gido Vermeulen could stand the pressure in a very dramatic second set and with the help of their superstar Manon Flier eventually got the right to challenge Belgium for the sole ticket at stake to make the “big finals” coming up in Japan. Sunday’s final match will be a remake of the game that the Netherlands and Belgium played last week in Doetinchem; though the “Oranjes” scored a 3-0 victory back then, this time around the “Yellow Tigers” will be a much harder nut to crack also for Flier & Co.

•With this victory, the Netherlands improved their win-loss record in World Grand Prix matches with Puerto Rico to 3-1.

•The Netherlands got their revenge from last week’s defeat to Puerto Rico in Doetinchem where the Caribbean team had come back from two sets down to eventually win at the tie-break.

•The “Oranjes” improved their record in the 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix to nine victories in ten matches.

•The Netherlands are the only team competing in the Group 2 Finals to have medalled in the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix before. They won gold in the 2007 edition whose Finals were held in Ningbo, China.

In the first set the Dutch quickly took the lead 6-3 and Puerto Rico's head coach Jose Mieles stopped the game for a time-out. It did not stop the Netherlands, though, and they took five more unanswered points (11-3). The Puerto Ricans managed to regain their focus, even though it seemed to be too late for them to storm back and catch the opponents (16-8 at the second technical time-out, then 20-12). However, they put up a good fight as they scored a series of consecutive points (from 20-12 to 20-16), then managed to level the score at 21-21 and even to take the lead. After a spectacular end of the set they were the ones celebrating at 25-22.

Set 2 was close from the very beginning. Both teams were much focused and refused to let their rivals take the lead. The score swayed from one side to the other (8-6 for the Netherlands at the first technical time-out, but then 10-8 for the Puerto Ricans) and neither team gained the desired advantage. In the final stages of the set the play continued on a point-by-point basis, but eventually the Dutch showed more determination and took the set 31-29 after coach Vermeulen changed setter and opposite to opt for Laura Dijkema and superstar Manon Flier.

The Netherlands carried the momentum from the second set into the next one and took the lead at 8-5. They remained ahead, but the Puerto Ricans got closer (13-12) with two aces from Karina Ocasio. However, the Netherlands jumped ahead again (17-14, then 19-15) and maintained control over the set, which they picked up 25-20, setting the overall score at 2-1.

In set 4 the Dutch only proved their superiority over Puerto Rico. They quickly gained a four-point advantage (6-2) forcing the Puerto Rican coach Mieles into an early time-out. This did not help his team, though, as the Netherlands scored another series of unanswered points (14-3). The Dutch were unstoppable, they dominated in every element. Without much trouble they romped into victory at 25-12 in the set to close the match.

This victory opened the door to the final match for the “Oranjes” where they will face Belgium. The Puerto Ricans will challenge the hosts Poland and fight for the bronze medal of the 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Group 2.


Of course, we already know the result of the game between the Netherlands and Belgium.


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By JOSH BOAK and BERNARD CONDON

NEW YORK (AP) — Europe appears on the brink of another recession. Islamic militants have seized Iraqi territory. Russian troops have massed on the Ukraine border, and the resulting sanctions are disrupting trade. An Ebola outbreak in Africa and Israel's war in Gaza are contributing to the gloom.


It's been a grim summer in much of the world. Yet investors in the United States have largely shrugged it off — so far at least.

A big reason is that five years after the Great Recession officially ended, the U.S. economy is showing a strength and durability that other major nations can only envy. Thanks in part to the Federal Reserve's ultra-low interest rates, employers have ramped up hiring, factories have boosted production and businesses have been making money.

All of this has cushioned the U.S. economy from the economic damage abroad. And investors have responded by keeping U.S. stocks near all-time highs. Not even reports Friday of a Ukrainian attack on Russian military vehicles unnerved investors for long, with blue chip stocks regaining nearly all their midday losses by the close.

"We're in a much better place psychologically," says Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics. "And it's allowing us to weather the geopolitical threats much more gracefully."

Still, the global turmoil comes at a delicate time.

China, the world's second-biggest economy, is struggling to contain the fallout from a runaway lending and investment boom that's powered its growth since before the 2008 financial crisis. The economies of Japan and Germany, the world's third- and fourth-largest, shrank in the spring. So did Italy's.

It might not take much — an oil-price spike, a prolonged recession in Europe, a plunge in business or consumer confidence — to derail the global economy.

Here's a look at the strengths and weaknesses of the U.S economy and others, and why the calm in markets may or may not last:

STRENGTHS:

— MORE JOBS

Hiring in the United States has surged in the first seven months of this year.

Monthly job gains are averaging a solid and steady 230,000, based on government figures. That's roughly an average of 35,000 more jobs each month compared with last year.

Fewer people are applying for unemployment benefits. And fewer new hires are working as temps. Both trends suggest stronger job security.

Economists say the cumulative effect of all those additional paychecks should propel growth and help insulate the U.S. economy from trouble abroad.

Though low-paying industries account for much of the hiring, many economists foresee more jobs coming from higher-wage industries such as construction, engineering and consulting.

Zandi expects monthly job growth to accelerate to an average of 275,000 sometime next year.

— RECORD PROFITS

Earnings at companies in the Standard and Poor's 500 index are on track to jump 10 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier, according to S&P Capital IQ, a research firm. That would be the biggest quarterly gain in nearly three years.

That news has helped the S&P 500 index climb nearly 6 percent this year, extending a bull market into its sixth year. The gains have been remarkably steady, too. The stock market hasn't suffered a "correction" — a drop of 10 percent — in nearly three years, twice as long as is typical.

Still, some markets outside the U.S. are falling.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 is down 6 percent this year. Germany's DAX has lost nearly 5 percent, and France's CAC 40 is down 3 percent.

At the same time, global investors have been pouring money into U.S. Treasurys, long seen as a safe bet in troubled times. The yield on Treasury notes maturing in 10 years, which falls when demand rises, hit 2.3 percent on Friday, its lowest level in more than a year.

Christine Short, a director at S&P Capital IQ, worries that more grim news from abroad could send U.S. stocks tumbling. "Markets are ripe for correction," she says. "The only question is, What is the catalyst?"

— HELP FROM CENTRAL BANKS

The Fed has been paring its pace of bond purchases and will end them altogether this fall. The purchases have been intended to hold down longer-term rates and prod consumers and businesses to borrow and spend. But the Fed has stressed that it will keep short-term rates at low levels even if unemployment reaches a level usually linked to rising inflation.

Before raising rates, the Fed wants to see "the whites of the eyes of a real recovery and wage growth," says Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial.

Many economists project that the Fed won't lift short-term rates until mid-2015. Another plus for economies, at least in the short-term: The Fed's low-rate policies have influenced other central banks.


The Bank of Japan is buying bonds to stimulate growth and the European Central Bank is facing calls to do so itself.

THREATS:

— FOREIGN EXPOSURE

Though the U.S. economy has managed so far to withstand the economic and geopolitical turmoil abroad, it isn't immune to it.

And the bad news kept coming this past week.

The 18-country eurozone, a key region that emerged from recession last year and accounts for nearly a fifth of global output, failed to grow at all in the second quarter of the year. "The European recovery is faltering," says Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at BMO Private Bank.

Escalating tension between the West and Russia isn't helping. Exports from the eurozone to Russia account for less than 1 percent of the region's economic output. But Germany, Europe's largest economy, is vulnerable. It gets nearly all its natural gas from Russia. The German economy contracted 0.2 percent in the second quarter compared with the previous quarter. And business confidence in Germany is plummeting.

Tom Stringfellow, chief investment officer at Frost Investment Advisors, says the tit-for-tat sanctions between the West and Russia over Ukraine could push the eurozone over the edge. "Unless that is resolved quickly, you could see another recession," he says.

Nearly half of revenue in the companies in the S&P 500 comes from selling abroad. And exports contributed 14 percent of U.S. economic output last year, up from 9 percent in 2002.

— WHERE ARE THE SHOPPERS?

Retail sales stalled in the United States last month. Wage growth has failed to surpass inflation, leaving many consumers unwilling or unable to spend more. Sales at auto dealers and department stores fell in July.

Wal-Mart this week cut its profit outlook. Macy's trimmed its sales forecast.

"Consumers are finding they can live without a lot of the stuff they used to buy automatically," says Joel Naroff, president of Naroff Economic Advisors, in a research note. "Right now, people are just not parting with their hard-earned funds."

It's not just U.S. consumers who are spending less. Japan's economy cratered in the April-June quarter, due to a sales tax hike. The economy there shrank 6.8 percent from a year earlier. And shoppers face another sales tax increase in October 2015.

— OIL SPIKE

Will fighting in Iraq and Ukraine upend global energy markets, and raise the cost of filling your gas tank and heating your home?

Europe is worried because it gets much of its natural gas from Russia. And Iraq is the second-biggest OPEC oil producer. Before dropping last month, crude oil prices hit a 10-month high in June on news of victories by Islamic State fighters.

In the United States, gasoline is averaging $3.47 a gallon, according to AAA. That's down 7 cents from last year. But the benefits of cheaper gas could be erased if supplies were disrupted. Consumers would be hit by what economists consider the equivalent of a tax increase.

One positive to come out of the dire economic situation? Because so many countries are struggling to grow, demand for oil is restrained. On Tuesday, the International Energy Agency lowered its forecast for global demand this year.


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Union und SPD sind sich über die gesetzliche Neureglung der Prostitution in Deutschland grundsätzlich einig. Noch strittige Punkte sollen bis zum Frühherbst geklärt werden, hieß am Freitag aus Union und SPD: etwa die von der Union verlangte Heraufsetzung des Mindestalters für Prostituierte, eine Kondompflicht für Freier und verpflichtende Gesundheitsuntersuchungen.

Kern des Gesetzes soll eine Erlaubnispflicht für Bordelle sein und die Pflicht für Prostituierte, sich bei den Kommunen an- und abzumelden. Bundesfamilienministerin Manuela Schwesig (SPD) hatte sich am Donnerstag zu einem mehrstündigen Gespräch mit den Fachpolitikern der Koalitionsfraktionen getroffen und dabei ihre Eckpunkte für ein eigenständiges "Prostituiertenschutzgesetz" vorgestellt.

Die Ministerin und auch die CDU-Fraktionsvize Nadine Schön sprachen anschließend von einem guten und offenen Gespräch. Im Mittelpunkt der Eckpunkte steht der Schutz der Prostituierten vor Gewalt, Ausbeutung durch Zuhälter und Menschenhandel sowie der Erhalt ihrer Gesundheit. "Menschenunwürdige Geschäftsmodelle wie Flatrate-Sex und Gang-Bang-Partys werden verboten", kündigte Schwesig an.

Das Gesetz soll eine Erlaubnispflicht für Bordelle und andere Einrichtungen mit sexuellen Dienstleistungen vorsehen. Bisher sei es in Deutschland leichter, ein Bordell als eine Imbissbude zu eröffnen, hatte Schwesig mehrfach betont. Einschlägig Vorbestraften, etwa wegen Zuhälterei, soll die Genehmigung zum Betrieb eines Bordells verwehrt werden. Die Erlaubnis kann auch nur befristet erteilt werden.

Neu ist zudem, dass sich Prostituierte in den Kommunen an- und abmelden sollen. Mit den Bordellbetreibern sollen sie auf der Basis dieser Anmeldung Arbeitsverträge abschließen - auch um die Frauen vor Wuchermieten zu schützen. Ausnahmen von der Erlaubnispflicht soll es nur dann geben, wenn einzelne Personen in der eigenen Wohnung der Prostitution nachgehen. Gleichwohl können hier zum Schutz der Jugend und der Anwohnerschaft Auflagen erlassen werden.

Schwesig zeigte sich insgesamt zuversichtlich, dass man sich mit der Union auf eine gute Regelung verständigen werde. Schön sagte, sie sei bei dem Gespräch über die Offenheit der SPD bei einigen Punkten überrascht gewesen. "Der Sack wird jedoch erst zugemacht, wenn alle Fragen ausverhandelt sind", sagte die CDU-Politikerin der Nachrichtenagentur dpa.

Sie räumte allerdings ein, dass es trotz der Neuregelungen weiter Grauzonen in diesem Gewerbe geben werde. "Wir müssen aber der Polizei wenigstens die Möglichkeit geben, hinzuschauen." Umstritten ist nach wie vor der Wunsch der Union nach Bestrafung der Freier von Zwangsprostituierten. Experten aus Justiz- und Polizei sind skeptisch, weil häufig nur von den Freiern Hinweise auf Zwangsprostitution kommen.

Im Gespräch ist auch eine eigenständige Regelung im Strafgesetzbuch, also außerhalb des "Prostituiertenschutzgesetzes". Ein Sprecher des Justizministeriums betonte am Freitag, die Prüfungen seien hier noch nicht abgeschlossen.





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Kaliningrad, Russia, August 15, 2014 – Russia thrived to win their home match against European neighbours Italy 3-1 (25-27, 25-19, 25-19, 25-18) in Pool H of the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix at the DS Yantarny on Friday.

Key Points

.Russia continued with their good win-record against Italy; they now have 12 victories in 14 encounters with Italy.
.Russian players had a field day on the attack category as three players – Yana Shcerhban, Nataliya Goncharova and Tatiana Kosheleva – scored in double figures.
.Russian Irina Zaryazhko won the blocking contest against Italian Cristina Chirichella 5-4.
.Zaryazhko’s team-mate Yuliya Podskalnaya matched Chirichella’s block ouput, she also finished with four blocks.

Russia and Italy went head-to-head early on in the first set, resulting to a tight contest as they entered the first technical timeout with an 8-7 score favouring the Italians. Russia committed errors to give Italy a four-point advantage 16-12. Italy tried to pull away until Goncharova sparked a Russian run to tie the score at 24-all. Italy regained their composure in time to clinch the first set 27-25.
Russia regrouped and maintained distance against the Italian side for an 8-3 lead as Shcherban exploded with good spikes. Kosheleva joined in and doubled the advantage 16-8. Marco Bonitta called a timeout at 22-16 and called another at 23-17 just to stop the momentum of the hosts. Chirichella and Nadia Centoni scored two more points but Russia retaliated with another two attacks that closed the second set 25-19.
Italy started better in the third set as Antonella Del Core’s attack started working, while Russia blundered for an 8-6 lead. Russia leveled the score at 10-all. Goncharova’s block pushed the Russian lead 16-12. Russia took control of the match from a Ekaterina Kosianenko serve and a series of hits from Kosheleva to wrap up the set 25-19.

Italy got an early 6-4 edge on the fourth set that forced Russia coach Yury Marichev to call a timeout. Russia outran Italy 4-1 to grab the lead 8-7. At the second technical timeout, Russia led 16-14 that motioned for a complete dominance of the fourth set. Italy never made any come back as Irina Zaryazhko’s block and Kosehelva’s ace secured match victory for Russia 25-18.




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EVREUX - Carlotta Zanotto, schiacciatrice ex Conegliano e Montichiari, lascia il campionato italiano per approdare alla francese Evreux Volley-Ball.


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SPAGNA (g.t.) - Dopo aver trovato poco spazio a Verona il giovane schiacciatore spagnolo Juan Manuel Gonzalez torna in patria e giocherà per il CD Rio Duero Soria.


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POLONIA (g.t.) - Il Rabita Baku ha ceduto in prestito all'Atom Sopot di Micelli la centrale statunitense Britnee Cooper.


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Indre Sorokaite si presenta ai tifosi della Nordmeccanica Rebecchi con un entusiasmo davvero contagioso: “Sono così felice di poter far parte della Nordmeccanica Rebecchi, - esordisce nel suo perfetto italiano – torno a giocare in Italia dopo due anni trascorsi all'estero, e non vedo l'ora di iniziare”. Indre, nata a Kaunas in Lituania ma naturalizzata italiana, spiega fiera di sentirsi ora davvero italiana a tutti gli effetti: “Sono arrivata qui all'età di 14 anni e, se da una parte le mie radici rimangono in Lituania, ora tutta la mia vita è qui, non andrei a vivere in nessun altro posto che non sia l'Italia”. La sua carriera inizia nel 2003 a Montesilvano in B2, negli anni successivi veste la maglia del Castelfidardo, di Bergamo e di Torino fino a quando nel 2012 si trasferisce all'Azerrail Baku, in Azerbaijan, dove l'allenatore è Alessandro Chiappini che ora ritrova sulla panchina della Nordmeccanica Rebecchi: “Uno dei motivi che mi rendono così contenta di aver scelto Piacenza è proprio anche la presenza di Chiappini – ci dice Sorokaite – un allenatore che stimo moltissimo e che è una garanzia sulla riuscita di questa squadra”. La stagione scorsa Indre l'ha disputata in Giappone: “Volevo provare l'esperienza di giocare in un Paese nel quale la pallavolo è vissuta 24 ore su 24 in maniera totale – prosegue Sorokaite – le partite erano sempre seguitissime e la professionalità molto alta ma ho cominciato a sentire la nostalgia del calore italiano, del pathos e del coinvolgimento che solo in Italia ho provato”.

“Conosco il PalaBanca per esserci stata a giocare e come spettatrice di varie partite – ci confessa Indre – e questa mia nuova “casa” so che riuscirà a darci una carica in più”. Ora Indre è impegnata lungo tutta la penisola per i tornei estivi di beach e sand volley e sfoggia un'abbronzatura davvero invidiabile che mette ancora maggiormente in risalto i suoi occhi grigio-azzurri: “Giocare a beach volley mi piace moltissimo e mi permette, oltre che di conoscere posti nuovi, anche di mantenermi in forma in vista della prossima stagione”.

Indre conosce già tutte le sue nuove compagne di squadra e uno dei suoi desideri sarebbe quello di poter introdurre anche nella pallavolo il cosiddetto “terzo tempo”, uno spazio dopo le partite da condividere con compagne e tifosi: “Mi piace molto stare con le mie compagne al termine di una gara, uno spazio da vivere tutti insieme smaltita la tensione agonistica, sono convinta che incrementerebbe i rapporti fra di noi e con tutti in nostri tifosi”.

“Sono pronta a dare tutta me stessa in questa nuova avventura, la Società e i tifosi si attendono nuovi trofei e successi e sono certa che con tutte le mie compagne riusciremo a raggiungere gli obiettivi prefissati”, parola di Indre, sangue lituano e cuore italiano.



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Netherlands and Poland posted Aug. 10, 2014

Doetinchem, the Netherlands, August 10, 2014 – Hosts the Netherlands picked up their second win of the weekend with a straight sets (25-18, 25-21, 25-20) triumph over Poland in Pool O of the 2014 FIVB World Grand Prix.

Key points:

•This is the fourth straight sets win for the Netherlands over Poland in the World Grand Prix. They have never lost to their European rivals in the tournament

•The loss means Poland end the weekend with three losses from three. They came into the weekend on the back of five wins from six matches. Their win-loss record now stands at five wins and four losses.

•Poland’s Elzbieta Skowronska topped the scores with 14 despite being on the losing side

The Netherlands began well, going five points ahead quickly. Poland fought back to within two at 11-9 but the hosts were never in real danger of surrendering the frame. A service error from Poland saw the Dutch go 25-18 ahead to take the opener.

The home side again stormed ahead to take an 8-5 lead. Two kill blocks from Judith Pietersen and Yvon Belien saw them move up to 11-7 before they widened the score. But Poland again fought back into the game to come within a point at 18-17. The Netherlands maintained their composure however, with a stunning spike from Lonneke Sloetjes sealing the set 25-21.

The home heroines refused to relinquish their grip on the match in the third and went into the technical timeout 16-12 up. Quinta Steenbergen appeared unstoppable as she bagged a number of key points. A service ace from Esther van Berkel forced Poland to take a timeout at 18-12. It was too little too late though as a block from Van Berkel ended the set 25-20 and the match.


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Ms. Lauren Bacall, the sultry blonde siren who became an overnight star via a memorable film debut at age 19 opposite Humphrey Bogart in Howard Hawks’ “To Have and Have Not,” died Tuesday of a suspected stroke at her home in the Dakota in Manhattan. She was 89.

The Bogart estate confirmed the news on Twitter.

Variety’s review of the 1944 film described her as “a young lady of presence,” and audiences immediately embraced her gravel-voiced and sultry persona. The voice was said to have come from a year shouting into a canyon. Regardless, “the Look,” her slinky, pouty-lipped head-lowered stare, influenced a generation of actresses.

After a 50-year career, she received her first Oscar nomination for supporting actress for her role as Barbra Streisand’s mother in 1997’s “The Mirror Has Two Faces.” Though considered a shoo-in, she didn’t win. However, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences gave her a 2009 Governors Award for life achievement. And, Oscar or not, she was often called a Hollywood legend, not only for her career but for her May-December romance with Bogart and her political activism. However, she always resisted terms like “legend,” saying that was a reference to the past, and she was more interested in the present and future.

Born Betty Joan Perske, “a nice Jewish girl from the Bronx,” she stunned audiences in the forever-after-famous “you know how to whistle” scene in “To Have and Have Not,” in which she was as flirtatious as possible within the parameters of the Hays Code.

Audiences were impressed; her co-star, the 44-year-old Bogart, even more so. They were soon married and remained devoted to one another until Bogart’s death in 1957.

It wasn’t until almost 20 years later that Bacall would emerge from the shadow of being Bogart’s wife/widow and hit her stride, this time onstage, where she scored successes in the comedy “Cactus Flower” and then won two Tonys in musicals “Applause” (1970) and, later, “Woman of the Year” (1981).

That had less to do with her acting assignments than with her social and political reputation — lying long-legged on Vice President Harry Truman’s piano, bravely protesting with her husband against the House Un-American Activities hearings as early as 1947, campaigning for Adlai Stevenson (twice), or hosting the Rat Pack in Holmby Hills with Bogie and later, in New York, with another famous husband, actor Jason Robards Jr. It has been suggested that her career — she was under contract at Warners for several years — was harmed by her political outspokenness. Bogart did some of his best work in those years, but then, he was Bogart.

Her independent streak caused her to be suspended from Warners no fewer than seven times. Backed by Bogart, she justifiably complained about the poor material she was handed. That independence sometimes crossed over into diva territory and became more pronounced as time passed.

At AMPAS’ first Governors Awards ceremony in November 2009, Bacall was one of four honorees. Anjelica Huston saluted her by quoting Bacall as saying, “Stardom isn’t a career, it’s an accident,” though Huston said Bacall’s ascendance was not accidental.

At the ceremony, Bacall expressed surprise at her own career, saying, “It’s quite amazing the people I worked with — some of the all-time all-time greats.” And she admitted that when Hawks told her he wanted to pair her with either Bogart or Cary Grant, she said she wasn’t impressed with the dese-dem-dose quality of Bogart and said of Grant, “Now you’re talking!”

Bacall’s ambition to achieve stardom began at Julia Richman High School in Manhattan, from which she graduated at 15. By that time she was already doing department store modeling. She studied acting and dancing and enrolled in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where she remained only one term. She quit modeling on Seventh Avenue to become a theater usher and got herself a walk-on in “Johnny 2 x 4” in 1942 and an ingenue role in George S. Kaufman’s out-of-town failure “Franklin Street.”

Harper’s Bazaar editor Niki de Gunzberg hired her to model for the magazine, and a 1943 cover photo came to the notice of Hawks, who screen-tested Bacall and put her under contract (which he later sold to Warners). The studio coached her for a year, and then she was slipped into “To Have and Have Not,” where Hawks found that “when she became insolent, she became rather attractive.”

Bogart’s marriage to Mayo Methot was on the skids, and Bacall soon became his fourth wife, bearing him two children over the next dozen years. They appeared together in movies three more times, most memorably in “The Big Sleep,” followed by “Dark Passage” and “Key Largo.”

Otherwise, when she wasn’t turning down assignments, she was agreeing to appear in mediocre ones such as “Young Man With a Horn” and “Bright Leaf.” At Bogart’s urging, she bought herself out of her contract shortly before Warners shaved its roster in the wake of the TV boom of the early ’50s.

One of her better assignments, the 1953 “How to Marry a Millionaire,” teamed her with Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable, and “Woman’s World” again utilized her glamorous, stylish persona to dress up the proceedings.

On television she co-starred with Bogart and Henry Fonda in a live production of “The Petrified Forest,” which Bogie had done on film in 1935 with Bette Davis and Leslie Howard. She also starred with Noel Coward and Claudette Colbert in the 1956 TV production of Coward’s “Blithe Spirit.”

When Bogart succumbed to throat cancer, Bacall threw herself into her work, again in A pictures, but with mixed results. There were impressive efforts like “Written on the Wind” and “Designing Woman” and considerably less impressive ones like “Blood Alley” and “Flame Over India.”

After a serious affair with Frank Sinatra, she moved east and appeared onstage in the comedy “Goodbye, Charlie.” She met and married Robards, whose star was on the rise, and they had a son. His drinking problems contributed to their breakup and divorce in 1969.

In 1967, she was the toast of Broadway in Abe Burrows’ comedy “Cactus Flower” (a role she lost to Ingrid Bergman onscreen). She appeared in the comedy for two years, and then starred in a musical stage version of “All About Eve,” called “Applause,” in the Margo Channing role originated by Bette Davis. For it she won a Tony Award, and she played the role in the London version too.

Later screen roles consisted of cameos and character parts in films including “Harper,” “Health” and “Murder on the Orient Express.” She appeared in John Wayne’s last film, 1976’s “The Shootist.” A rare starring opportunity, the 1981 “The Fan,” was a dismal failure, and Bacall returned to Broadway that year in another musicalization of a classic Hollywood film, “Woman of the Year,” which had starred Katharine Hepburn.

Bacall’s 1978 autobiography “By Myself,” written without the aid of the usual ghostwriter, translated that gravel voice onto the written page and became a bestseller. She also penned “Now,” in which she wrote about her career, family and friends since ’78 but which she declined to call an autobiography. In the book, she wrote, “I’m called a legend by some, a title and category I am less than fond of.”

She continued to work on stage and screen and television, including a TV remake of “Dinner at Eight” and taking a small role in “Misery.”

In 1997, she received the Kennedy Center Honors; in 1999, the American Film Institute voted her one of the 25 most significant female movie stars in history.

Bacall continued to work with edgy filmmakers, including Lars Von Trier in his experimental ensemble films “Dogville” and “Manderlay,” and Jonathan Glazer in the 2005 “Birth.” She made a hilarious cameo as herself on “The Sopranos” in April 2006, getting mugged for her gift bag after an awards show. Among her last films was a role in the 2012 “The Forger” with Josh Hutcherson and Hayden Panettiere.

She is survived by three children: two by Bogart, Stephen and Leslie, and her son by Robards, actor Sam Robards.



RIP



source:variety.com