Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Will Kemp

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Mr. Gary Busey

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Kathleen Wilhoite

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Sharon Lawrence

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Lily Rabe

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Ilan Mitchell-Smith

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Addison Timlin

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Maria Conchita Alonso

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Melora Hardin

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Toscana in festa al debutto al TdR




source:volleyball.it

Di Kinderiadi Trofeo delle Regioni



TRENTO – La prima giornata di gare del “Trofeo delle Regioni – Kinderiadi” femminili premia Liguria, Campania e Puglia che chiudono ai primi tre posti la pool B, accedendo così nel gruppo A.

Da dove, invece, retrocedono le padrone di casa del Trentino, Marche e Sicilia: per tutti e tre i sestetti nessun successo in questa prima giornata di partite fra Rovereto, Besenello e Volano.

Una prima giornata femminile nella quale le big non hanno steccato, con Piemonte, Lombardia ed Emilia Romagna a punteggio pieno con due vittorie per 2-0 senza lasciare nemmeno un set agli avversari.

Alla luce dei risultati di questa prima giornata il Trentino femminile, guidato da Angelo Crema, nella giornata di domani scenderà in campo contro Calabria e Basilicata nella palestra delle scuole elementari di Noriglio. Per il Piemonte, prima assoluta dopo le tre gare inaugurali, in arrivo un girone domani con Emilia Romagna e Lazio al palasport di Rovereto.

RISULTATI E GIRONI DELLA SECONDA GIORNATA DI GARE

Sono a disposizione, sul sito internet www.kinderiadivolley.it, nella sezione “Torneo” e poi “Gare” tutti i risultati completi delle gare odierne ed il programma di quelle in arrivo nella giornata di domani.

LA FORMULA DEL TROFEO DELLE REGIONI

Le 21 Rappresentative sono suddivise in 12 in pool A e 9 in pool B in base al ranking dell’ultimo triennio. Le prime tre della pool B dopo la prima giornata di gare accedono alla pool A, da dove retrocedono le ultime tre: si compongono così i gironi della seconda giornata in programma domani, mercoledì 28 giugno. Nella giornata di domani si giocheranno nuovamente gironi da tre squadre l’uno con gare tutti contro tutti, al termine delle partite le ultime tre classificate della pool A e le sei classificate dal terzo al nono posto della pool B andranno a giocarsi i posti finali fra il 13esimo ed il 21esimo. Le prime 9 della pool A e le prime tre della pool B, invece, si giocheranno le prime 12 posizioni della classifica finale.

FOTO E VIDEO DELLE PARTITE

In serata troverete foto e video nelle apposite galley sul sito internet www.kinderiadivolley.it ma già nel corso delle gare potrete trovare foto, video e dirette di spezzoni di alcuni incontri dai vari campi sui canali social del Trofeo delle Regioni – Kinderiadi (Facebook, Twitter ed Instagram).
LE PARTITE DI OGGI

Nel complesso una prima giornata di gare capaci di accendere subito l’entusiasmo, con spalti pieni ed un buon livello di gioco visto in campo. Nel girone A doppia conferma per la rappresentativa della Lombardia che sul campo del palazzetto dello Sport di Rovereto parte con il piede giusto, aggiudicandosi sia il primo incontro della giornata per 2-0 contro la rappresentativa del Friuli Venezia Giulia, quanto il terzo, con un altro rotondo 2-0 sulla Sicilia. A conquistare i rimanenti punti in palio sono le friulane, che imponendosi sulle atlete siciliane per 2 set a 0 si assicurano di restare fra le migliori 12.

Mattinata a punteggio pieno anche per le ragazze del Piemonte nel girone B, che prima hanno la meglio sulla rappresentativa dell’Umbria 2-0 e poi si ripetono chiudendo la loro prima giornata di gare con una vittoria sulle Marche con identico punteggio. Lo scontro diretto tra le altre rappresentative protagoniste alla palestra dell’Istituto don Milani, Umbria e Marche, fanno registrare un 2-0 tiratissimo a favore delle umbre.

Nel girone C, invece, doppio successo del Veneto che prima supera un Abruzzo partito alla grandissima ma spentosi alla distanza per 2-1 e poi regola senza concedere sconti il Lazio per 2-0. Laziali che, con in campo la giovanissima trentina Alessia Conti classe 2003 batte per 2-1 l’Abruzzo che, comunque, può respirare per essere rimasto nel primo gruppo.

Passiamo al girone D, quello in cui il Trentino padrone di casa ha raccolto due deludenti sconfitte e due altrettante brutte prestazioni. Prima regge solamente un set contro una buonissima Toscana, quindi crolla in modo verticale nel secondo parziale e lo stesso copione va in scena anche nell’incontro con l’Emilia Romagna. Zero set vinti e retrocessione garantita nella pool B, mentre è bella combattuta e tirata la partita fra Emilia Romagna e Toscana

Venendo alla pool B iniziamo a vedere cosa è successo nel girone E quella che, a Volano, ha visto la Liguria dominare. La Rappresentativa ligure ha regolato Molise e Valle d’Aosta con un perentorio doppio 2-0, riuscendo a cogliere il passaggio nel gruppo superiore. Sorridono anche le valdostane, vittoriose nel confronto diretto con le coetanee molisane.

Campania assoluta protagonista nella palestra dell’istituto Alberghiero, dove prima rifila un 2-0 alla Basilicata e poi anche alla Sardegna. Basilicata che poi finisce ko anche contro la Sardegna, al termine di una partita nella quale c’è bagarre solamente nel primo parziale.

Concludiamo salendo a Noriglio, dove nel girone H, bellissima e tiratissima gara fra Calabria e Puglia che se la giocano palla su palla fino al decisivo tie-break. Dove l’equilibrio è rotto da un filotto di battute importanti delle pugliesi che vincono così la gara decisiva per il primo posto e, con esso, per la promozione nella pool A. Calabria e Puglia che prima avevano regolato con un 2-0 senza storia l’Alto Adige.

NEL POMERIGGIO SPAZIO AI MASCHI

A partire dalle 15.30 via alle gare maschili, con le stesse regole di quelle femminili.



source:volleyball.it

Alice Krige

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Raffaella De Laurentiis

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Sabrina Ferilli

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Ayelet Zurer

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Felicia Day

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Mr. Mel Brooks

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Mary Stuart Masterson

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John Cusack

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Correction

Well, we've included Mr. Todd Harry Rundgren under June 23, 2017, but his birthday is:

June 22, 2017.

Sorry about that.

Pauline Etienne

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June 26, 2017

Jason Schwartzman
Mr. Leo Rossi
Ariana Grande
Robert Davi
Rebecca Budig
Adrianna Costa
Sean Hayes
Chris Isaak
Jenteal
Gretchen Wilson
Sofianne
Agnieszka Zulewska
Aijia Grammer
Dara Sedaka
Viviann
Terri Nunn
Tory Mussett
Audrey Wasilewski
Travis Fine
Martin Guigui
Pamela Bellwood
Mr. Jerry Schatzberg
Mick Jones


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Olivier Dahan

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June 27, 2017

J.J. Abrams
Mr. Bruce Johnston
Julia Duffy
Martina García
Mr. Paul Koslo
James Daughton
Ms. Sandra Smith
Ed Westwick
Courtney Ford
Pascale Bussières
Sistine Rose Stallone
Natalie Saleeba
India de Beaufort
Emma Lahana
Lauren Hill
Gia Paloma
Lauren Jauregui
Wagner Moura
Matthew Lewis
Drake Bell
Kelley Jakle
Madylin Sweeten
Anthony Howell
Janusz Kaminski
Elena Lyons
Erin Agostino
Ms. Kathryn Beaumont
Henry Douthwaite
Mr. Richard Dimitri
Vera Wang
Robert Newman


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Ms. Magali Noël (1932–2015)

We Salute You, RIP

Mr. I.A.L. Diamond (1920–1988)

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Tobey Maguire

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Isabelle Adjani

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Ms. Meera Syal, CBE

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Paul Rae

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Sam Claflin

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Lardini Filottrano




La serie A1 di volley femminile al PalaBaldinelli di Osimo e con essa l’attività giovanile d’eccellenza grazie all’accordo di collaborazione tra la Pallavolo Filottrano e il Volley Young Osimo. L’impianto di via Striscioni ospiterà le gare della Lardini nella massima serie, diventando “casa del volley – ha sottolineato il sindaco di Osimo, Simone Pugnaloni, in conferenza stampa –, grazie ad un progetto capitanato dalla Lardini arrivata in A1 e che coinvolge i settori giovanili di Filottrano e Osimo, utile non solo a far crescere la pallavolo, ma anche alla promozione del territorio”. L’élite del volley rosa ha di fatto creato le condizioni per individuare nel PalaBaldinelli il fulcro di un’attività giovanile di livello. “Il palasport osimano è sicuramente una struttura funzionale e baricentrica per l’intera provincia di Ancona – ha ammesso il presidente onorario della Pallavolo Filottrano, Giovanni Morresie c’era tutto l’interesse da parte nostra nel rimanervi a giocare, considerata anche l’estrema vicinanza a Filottrano. L’idea  

alla base dell’accordo con il Volley Young, che certamente vedrà l’allargamento e la partecipazione di altre società del territorio (come la Tris Volley Polverigi-Agugliano, ndr), è quella di creare una sinergia per far aumentare il livello tecnico e dare maggiori opportunità di crescita alle giovani atlete, cercando di creare qualcosa che vada al di là della serie A1. Il PalaBaldinelli diventa un punto di riferimento per tutto il territorio”. Nelle parole del presidente di Astea, Fabio Marchetti, e dell’assessore allo sport osimano, Alex Andreoli, il riconoscimento dell’importanza di una collaborazione utile alla crescita del volley e che unisce più territori. “Non potevamo non cogliere questa opportunità – ha rimarcato il massimo responsabile del Volley Young, Walter Matassoliche dà modo alle nostre giovani di avere dei riferimenti per poter crescere e imparare”. L’idea mi è piaciuta subito – gli ha fatto eco il direttore tecnico del club osimano, Mario Carlettiperché la Lardini ha capito che occorre svilupparsi sul territorio”. Il progetto “si pone l’obiettivo primario di creare un network di società al fine di mettere in rete i talenti espressi da un ampio territorio – ha spiegato il neo responsabile dirigenziale del settore giovanile della Pallavolo Filottrano, Francesco Leoni , con il PalaBaldinelli che diventa luogo di formazione delle giovani pallavoliste, fianco a fianco con le atlete e lo staff della serie A1”.



source:legavolleyfemminile.it



 

Rachele Rastelli and Team Saugella Team Monza

MONZA, 27 GIUGNO – Rachele Rastelli è una giocatrice del Saugella Team Monza. Parmense, classe ’99, lo scorso anno al Consorzio Vero Volley nelle file della serie B1 femminile dell’Euro Hotel Residence Monza e dell’Under 18 femminile dell’Enza Boutique Vero Volley Cislago, Rastelli è pronta a fare il salto nella massima categoria e a disputare così la sua prima stagione nella Samsung Gear Volley Cup Serie A1 femminile. La giovane schiacciatrice della Saugella va quindi a completare il reparto degli opposti, insieme all’esperta Serena Ortolani, che sarà a disposizione del tecnico Luciano Pedullà per il 2017-2018. Curiosità: Rastelli era già stata aggregata al roster del Saugella Team nell’ultima stagione durante il precampionato, prima nel quadrangolare “Città di Chiavenna” e successivamente per un allenamento congiunto con il Club Italia.

“E’ per me motivo di grande soddisfazione vestire la maglia del Saugella Team Monza in Serie A1 femminile la prossima stagione – commenta il nuovo opposto monzese, Rachele Rastelli -. Monza è una realtà organizzata e strutturata che punta a fare sempre meglio ogni anno. Questo salto nella massima categoria sarà per me una grande occasione di crescita e miglioramento, arricchita dalla presenza di un allenatore esperto che punta molto sui giovani come Pedullà. Credo che per ogni ragazza che pratica questo sport sia un sogno arrivare a calcare i mondoflex della massima serie. Se per me è un punto di arrivo? Io penso debba essere un punto di partenza per maturare e imparare tanto. In Serie A1 la palla viaggia molto più veloce ed i ritmi sono differenti rispetto alle categorie inferiori, quindi dovrò lavorare molto per farmi trovare pronta. Da piccola vedevo Serena Ortolani come un mito, ora sarò sua compagna di reparto: un’emozione indescrivibile. La società sta allestendo un roster di qualità che punta a migliorare i risultati della passata stagione. Spero perciò di ambientarmi il prima possibile e dare una mano alla squadra nel caso in cui venissi chiamata a scendere in campo. Sono sicura che il supporto delle compagne che già conosco dall’anno scorso, come Devetag, Candi, Begic, Arcangeli e Balboni, sarà determinante in questa nuova avventura”.

LA SCHEDA
Rachele Rastelli
Nata a Parma
Il 22 giugno 1999
Ruolo Opposto
Altezza 192 cm.

CARRIERA NEI CLUB
PERIODO SERIE-------SQUADRA--------------------MAGLIA N°------------NAZ. SPORT.--------NOTE
2017-2018 A1----------Saugella Team Monza-----------------------------ITA
2016-2017 B1/u18------Euro Hotel Residence Monza----------------------ITA
2015-2016 B1/u18------Agil Volley Trecate-----------------------------ITA


LA COMPOSIZIONE DEL ROSTER SAUGELLA TEAM MONZA 2017-2018
Luciano Pedullà (allenatore), Edina Begic (schiacciatrice), Sonia Candi (Centrale), Francesca Devetag (Centrale), Chiara Arcangeli (Libero), Serena Ortolani (Opposto), Micha Hancock (Palleggiatrice), TeTori Dixon (Centrale), Sara Loda (Schiacciatrice), Martina Balboni (Palleggiatrice), Rachele Rastelli (Opposto).




source:legavolleyfemminile.it

Micha Hancock plus Others




Former teammate of JENNY. All the best. God bless.


source:legavolleyfemminile.it

Micha Hancock

Meglio di così per Micha Hancock, i suoi USA ed il Saugella Team Monza non poteva andare. La nuova regista della prima squadra femminile del Consorzio Vero Volley e capitana della rappresentativa statunitense, infatti, è stata tra le protagoniste assolute dell’edizione 2017 della Coppa Panamericana. Con i suoi servizi (già erano stati diciannove dopo le prime due gare) e la sua precisa regia, l’alzatrice americana, oltre a guidare le sue alla conquista del quinto titolo della Coppa Panamericana, si è anche aggiudicata il premio MVP e di miglior servizio del torneo.

LE DICHIARAZIONI POST FINALE
Micha Hancock (Palleggiatrice e capitana USA): “Abbiamo ottenuto un importante risultato, conquistato grazie alla crescita che la squadra ha avuto, gara dopo gara, durante la competizione. Oltre alla soddisfazione per aver raggiunto questo prestigioso traguardo, siamo felici che questa sia stata un’occasione di crescita e maturazione per le giovani compagne che si sono aggregate per la prima volta alla nostra squadra. Ora godiamoci questo successo che intendiamo dedicare al nostro paese”.


That's great. God bless.


source:legavolleyfemminile.it

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Ms. Carly Simon

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Eve Gordon

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Linda Cardellini



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Chris O'Donnell

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Paul Thomas Anderson

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Aubrey Plaza

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Ana Ularu

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Jennette McCurdy

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German Volleyball Federation



Dr Graça (left) and German Volleyball Federation President Thomas Krohne read the first edition of #VolleyPassion (Photo Marcus Windus/DVV)

Hannover, Germany, June 24, 2017 – FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° and German Volleyball Federation President Thomas Krohne today launched the first issue of #VolleyPassion, a brand new e-magazine for fans of all ages that aims to promote the sport throughout Germany.

#VolleyPassion is an interactive and digitally advanced fanzine, released four times a year.

Content will include news from both professional and amateur teams, integrating a wide range of video content to keep fans up to date with the biggest moments in German volleyball.

"In our continued efforts to make volleyball accessible to everyone, the launch of #VolleyPassion is a great resource for fans across Germany," President Graça said.

"Digital media is a key tool in developing the game worldwide, and I hope to see more e-magazines like #VolleyPassion from other nations in the future."

The first edition is available for free at www.volleypassion.de, where fans can also subscribe to future publications.


source:fivb.org

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Petra Nemcova

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Ms. Adrienne Shelly (1966–2006)

We Salute You, RIP

Mr. Georg Stanford Brown

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Amber Rose Revah

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Joe Penny

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Dan Gilroy

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Nancy Allen

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Tommy 'Tiny' Lister

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Sherry Stringfield

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Mr. Peter Weller

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Ms. Amparo Muñoz (1954–2011)

We Salute You, RIP

Tracy Pollan, Ms. Lindsay Wagner, Donald Faison, Graham Greene, Mr. Todd Rundgren, Mr. Kris Kristofferson, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Bruce Campbell, Amy Brenneman, Uwe Boll, Paterson Joseph, Tim Russ, Randy Couture, Paula Irvine, Erin Brockovich-Ellis, Dan Brown, Nicholas Lea and Carson Daly



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Selma Blair, Joel Edgerton, Zinédine Zidane, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Mr. Ted Shackelford, Ana Flavia Gavlak, Marielle Jaffe, Randy Jackson, Martin Klebba, Monica Sweetheart, Jason Mraz, Andi Vasluianu, Connor Jessup, Frances McDormand and Joss Whedon



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Minka Kelly

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Mr. Robert Downey Sr.

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Joanna Kulig

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Jensen Daggett

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Ms. Michele Lee

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Mr. Vittorio Storaro

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Sarai Givaty

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Mr. Claude Chabrol (1930–2010)

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Lotte Verbeek

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Vanessa Ray

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Iain Glen

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Erin Moriarty

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Dayana Mendoza

Definitely Not suitable for kids(For Mature Audience only)




Dayana Mendoza


source:yahoo.fr

Dayana Mendoza(Not suitable for kids)





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Blogueuse Fitness Rebecca Burger We Salute You


Par Clément Garin


Ce dimanche 18 juin, Rebecca Burger, blogueuse fitness particulièrement influente sur Instagram, est décédée des suites d'une blessure au thorax causée par l'explosion d'un siphon à chantilly. En pleine préparation d'un gâteau dans sa cuisine, Rebecca Burger a été la victime de cet objet du quotidien, qui blesse depuis plusieurs années de nombreuses autres personnes dans la France.

Dans une entrevue accordée au journal de M6 Le 19.45 ce jeudi 22 juin, Stéphane, le défunt mari de Rebecca Burger, a témoigné : « On me l'a volée. On m'a volé ma femme ». C'est en expliquant à son amie comment fonctionnait le siphon que ce dernier a explosé. Il lui a alors mortellement perforé le thorax.

Suivie par plus de 190 000 personnes sur Instagram, Rebecca Burger a laissé derrière elle de nombreux fans touchés par son triste sort. Des milliers de messages de soutiens lui ont été destinés sur les réseaux sociaux. Télé Star adresse ses plus sincères condoléances aux proches de la jeune femme.



RIP


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Anna Nicoletti




source:imocovolley.it

Anna Nicoletti by Imoco

Anna Nicoletti, veneta di Arzignano, classe 1996 (190 cm), torna all’Imoco Volley dopo una stagione trascorsa alla Saugella Monza. Per l’opposta vicentina è un ritorno in maglia gialloblù, dopo le due stagioni dal 2014 al 2016 che la videro affacciarsi al grande volley fino alla conquista dello scudetto, prima di trasferirsi in terra brianzola.
La carriera ad alto livello dopo le giovanili di Anna Nicoletti inizia nella stagione 2011-12 quando entra a far parte della squadra federale del Club Italia, dove resta per tre annate, partecipando al campionato di Serie B1. Ha vestito tutte le maglie delle varie nazionali giovanili e lo scorso anno ha anche assaggiato il clima della Nazionale maggiore facendo il suo esordio nelle qualificazioni agli Europei. Nel 2013 con la nazionale Under-18 ha vinto la medaglia d’argento agli Europei di categoria e nel 2015 il bronzo ai Mondiali Under 20.

Ecco, mentre sta raggiungendo la Campania per l’imminente matrimonio della coppia tutta gialloblù Monica De Gennaro-Daniele Santarelli, le prime parole di Anna Nicoletti che torna ad essere una Pantera:
“E’ bellissimo tornare dopo solo una stagione nella “mia” Conegliano, quella che sento come la mia seconda casa. Sono andata via solo l’anno scorso, speravo di tornarci prima o poi, ma essere di nuovo qui così presto è una grande gioia. Ritroverò una società-modello e un ambiente dove sono stata molto bene e dove ho fatto i primi due anni di esperienza in Serie A fino a vincere addirittura uno scudetto, e riabbraccerò il fantastico pubblico gialloblù che mi è mancato molto, il miglior pubblico d’Italia.
L’anno a Monza lo considero positivo, - continua la giocatrice di Arzignano - ho avuto spazio in qualche occasione e sono cresciuta, sia tecnicamente che come esperienza. Ma devo ancora fare passi avanti nel mi gioco, e per la mia crescita penso che la scelta di tornare all’Imoco sia l’ideale: un coach che conosco, preparato e attento ai particolari come Daniele Santarelli, mi aiuterà parecchio per completare il mio bagaglio, e poter allenarmi ogni giorno con grandi campionesse farà il resto. Ho scelto di tornare proprio per completare la mia crescita e anche, perchè no, per vincere ancora qualche trofeo. Anche quest’anno la dirigenza ha lavorato alla grande e, pur sapendo che ci sono tante squadre forti e che si stanno rinforzando, abbiamo una squadra molto forte con giocatrici importanti, un team in grado di ottenere grandi risultati.”


Welcome back Anna. God bless.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Ms. Meryl Streep

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Emmanuelle Seigner

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Portia Doubleday

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Mr. Klaus Maria Brandauer

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Chris Lemmon

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Gudrun Landgrebe

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June 20, 2017

John Goodman, Josh Lucas, Robert Rodriguez, Tom Wlaschiha, Mr. Martin Landau, Mr. John Mahoney, Ms. Candy Clark, Mr. Danny Aiello, Mr. James Tolkan, Miles O'Keeffe, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Beata Undine, Lionel Richie, Kim Suzanne Engelbrecht, Jeff Beal,
Mr. John McCook, John Taylor, Mr. Oliver Cotton, Olivia Hardt, Ms. Anne Murray and Ms. Penelope Horner


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Müjde Ar

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Chris Pratt

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Lana Wachowski

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Juliette Lewis

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Jussie Smollett

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Carrie Preston

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Erica Durance

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Mr. Tony Scott (1944–2012)

We Salute You, RIP

Ms. Jane Russell (1921–2011)

We Salute You, RIP

Mr. Ron Ely

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Lana Del Rey

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Beatrice Agrifoglio




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Beatrice Agrifoglio

Si incrociano nuovamente le strade della Lardini e di Beatrice Agrifoglio. Ad un anno di distanza, la giocatrice aretina, classe 1994, torna a vestire la maglia di Filottrano, già indossata nella stagione 2015/2016 (26 presenze e 55 punti), per ricoprire il ruolo di seconda alzatrice, andando così a completare il reparto. “E’ la prima volta che mi capita di tornare in una squadra dove sono già stata – ricorda la Agrifoglio – e la cosa mi emoziona e incuriosisce. Sono molto contenta, perché so di venire in una piazza dove mi sono trovata bene e di cui conservo tanti ricordi legati alle compagne, a dei tifosi fantastici e alle partite giocate, anche quelle perse, come il ritorno dei playoff a Trento”. Per Beatrice Agrifoglio, reduce dall’esperienza in A2 con la Volalto Caserta, si tratta di un doppio ritorno, non solo alla Lardini ma anche in massima serie, già vissuta per due stagioni alla Pomì Casalmaggiore, club con il quale ha vinto lo scudetto del 2015. “Una volta che provi l’A1 sai che cosa vuol dire giocare il campionato che guardavi in televisione quando eri bambina. E’ un’altra atmosfera”. A Filottrano, l’alzatrice di Sansepolcro ritrova Alessandro Beltrami, l’allenatore che l’ha fatta esordire in A1 il 20 novembre 2013 nella vittoriosa trasferta di Busto Arsizio. “Quando ho parlato con lui al telefono sapevo che ci sarebbe stata un’intesa immediata. E’ una grande persona, un allenatore che lavora bene e ti fa anche faticare tanto in palestra. Ma quando poi riscontri i miglioramenti lo fai volentieri. Di quella prima stagione in A1 a Casalmaggiore ricordo tante cose: facevo la seconda di Letizia Camera e siccome ad inizio stagione lei era in nazionale feci da titolare tutto il precampionato. Alessandro Beltrami in quel periodo mi aiutò molto”. Nonostante l’ancora giovane età, la Agrifoglio ha già alle spalle 93 gare in serie A (24 in A1) ed esperienze importanti. “Giocare a questi livelli e farlo da protagonista è bello, perché ti fa prendere le tue responsabilità e ti fa crescere. Il ruolo di seconda ti dà una carica ancora maggiore. Sono contenta della scelta fatta, ho voglia di allenarmi, migliorare e sfruttare le mie occasioni”.

La Lardini Filottrano coglie l’occasione per salutare e ringraziare Sonia Galazzo per l’apporto garantito alla squadra nell’ultima stagione, sia dal punto di vista tecnico che umano.



La scheda

BEATRICE AGRIFOGLIO

Sansepolcro (Arezzo), 1 gennaio 1994

2010-2012 Lucky Wind Trevi-----------Serie B1

2012/2013 Pomì Casalmaggiore---------Serie A2

2013-2015 Pomì Casalmaggiore---------Serie A1

2015/2016 Lardini Filottrano---------Serie A2

2016/2017 Volalto Caserta------------Serie A2


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Mr. Lyman Ward

Happy Birthday Mr. Ward. God bless.

Prince William

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Kalinka Petrie

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Sammi Davis

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Gérard Lanvin

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Ms. Bonnie Bartlett

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Ms. Olympia Dukakis

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meet you in the falling rain, momma( Not suitable for kids)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1SpG24rksA


That Would Be Something
Sir Paul McCartney - lead vocals, guitar, bass, tom tom, cymbal, vocal percussion


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meet you in the falling rain, momma( Not suitable for kids)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMHaE5AP8G8

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Grateful Dead

Mr. Jerry Garcia
Mr. Ron "Pigpen" McKernan
Mr. Brent Mydland
Mr. Vince Welnick
Mr. Keith Godchaux
and all those who are involved with the group whether band members, musicians, backup singer, manager, producer, guests, crew etc, that are no longer here:




We Salute You Guys, RIP





meet you in the falling rain, momma( Not suitable for kids)

Sir Paul McCartney - That Would Be Something


That would be something
really would be something
That would be something
To meet you in the falling rain, momma
Meet you in the falling rain
Oo-hmm-hmm
Oo-hmm-hmm
Oo-hmm-hmm
Meet you in the falling rain, momma
Meet you in the falling rain

That would be something
really would be something
Mmm, that would be something
To meet you in the falling rain, momma
Meet you in the falling rain
ta ta uh psst ta ta psst ta ta psst

Meet you in the falling rain, momma
Meet you in the falling rain
Meet you in the falling rain, momma
Meet you in the falling rain

That would be something
really would be something
That would be something
To meet you in the falling rain, momma
Meet you in the falling rain
Meet you in the falling rain, momma
Meet you in the falling rain
Oh, huh ta ta ta uh psst ta ta psst

Meet you in the falling rain, momma
Meet you in the falling rain
Meet you in the falling rain, momma
Meet you in the falling rain woo
uh!
ta ta uh psst ta ta psst

Uh, now, meet you in the falling rain, momma
Meet you in the falling rain
meet you in the falling rain, momma
Meet you in the falling rain
Meet you in the falling rain, momma
Meet you in the falling rain
woo, meet you in the falling rain, momma
Meet you in the falling rain

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Ms. Tina Sinatra

Tomorrow is your birthday.

Happy Birthday Ms. Sinatra.

God bless.

Shefali Chowdhury

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Nicole Kidman

Tomorrow is your birthday.

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Annie Valentine Mitchem




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Annie Valentine Mitchem

Arriva dagli Stati Uniti il quarto innesto della nuova Lardini, che ingaggia la schiacciatrice Annie Valentine Mitchem, classe 1994, 192 centimetri di altezza. Nata in Tennessee, a Johnson City, ha studiato a Friendswood, in Texas, dove vive, per poi trasferirsi all’Absolute Volleyball Accademy del Texas e poi all’Irvine Valley College, in California, disputando con la formazione dei Lasers il campionato statale inizialmente da centrale e poi da laterale. Laureatasi in sociologia, la Mitchem ha collezionato con Irvine 963 punti (di cui 275 a muro) in 53 partite, ottenendo tra i vari riconoscimenti il premio come atleta dell’anno (2014/2015) dello stato della California per i risultati conseguiti sia nell’indoor che nel beach e il premio come miglior giocatrice nazionale dell’anno dall’associazione degli allenatori americani di pallavolo. Nel 2015 la firma con l’Università delle Hawaii, proseguendo così il suo percorso di crescita. Lo scorso marzo ha partecipato a Colorado Springs ad uno stage della Nazionale USA con giocatrici selezionate tra più di 90 università e scuole superiori americane. Quella con la Lardini nel massimo campionato italiano sarà la prima esperienza di Annie Mitchem in un contesto diverso da quello statunitense. “Da un lato sono molto stimolata nel venire a Filottrano e unirmi alla mia nuova squadra – sottolinea la schiacciatrice a stelle e strisce –, dall’altro sono un po’ nervosa nel lasciare gli Stati Uniti e vivere in un altro Paese. In passato ho visitato l’Italia e me ne sono innamorata: sono entusiasta di tornare e incontrare squadra e allenatori. Non conosco molto del campionato italiano, ma non vedo l’ora di farlo. Mi aspetto di diventare una giocatrice migliore, di aiutare la squadra sia in allenamento che in partita. Spero di poter essere una buona compagna di squadra e dare il mio apporto al team per poter far bene in campionato. Sono una giocatrice tranquilla, ma anche battagliera in campo, desiderosa di imparare cose nuove dagli allenatori”.



La scheda

ANNIE MITCHEM

Johnson City (Tennessee, USA), 22 aprile 1994

2011 Absolute Volleyball Accademy of Texas

2012/13 Irvine Valley College (California)

2013/14 Irvine Valley College (California)

2014/15 Irvine Valley College (California)

2015/16 University of Hawaii

2016/17 University of Hawaii



All the best. God bless.
Better late than never. Last Apr. 22, is your birthday. Belated Happy Birthday. God bless.

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Soledad Villamil, Anthony Phelan, Kelly Reno, Mr. Derren Nesbitt, Constance Forslund, Mr. Salman Rushdie, RayVeness, Amabella, Ms. Maria Tucci, Helen George, Ann Wilson, Bill Pope, James Quattrochi, Jim Ortlieb, John Duigan, Eric Sheffer Stevens

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Neil Brown Jr.

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Paula Abdul

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Tracey Wigfield

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Jean Dujardin

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Uganda, Elisa Cella, Fabiola Facchinetti, Tereza Matuszkova plus Others




È tornata in Italia venerdì 16 giugno la spedizione della Lega Pallavolo Serie A Femminile, reduce dall’indimenticabile esperienza di Entebbe, in Uganda: Elisa Cella, Fabiola Facchinetti e Tereza Matuszkova – tre giocatrici di Serie A – insieme a Maurizio Latelli, ex giocatore di Serie A e coach delle giovanili del Consorzio Vero Volley, accompagnate dal capo missione Alessandro Spigno, Responsabile Nuovi Media per la Lega, hanno trascorso alcuni giorni nel SOS Children’s Villagedi Entebbe, a pochi chilometri dalle coste del Lago Victoria, dove hanno partecipato in qualità di insegnanti a un Camp di pallavolo destinato a bambine e ragazze ugandesi. Lì vicino, l’equipe diGICAM (Gruppo Internazionale Chirurghi Amici della Mano), presieduta dal Prof. Marco Lanzetta, ha eseguito decine di delicate operazioni alle mani di bambini, che a causa di menomazioni, malformazioni o incidenti non erano in grado di condurre una vita normale.

La missione in Uganda ha coronato il progetto ‘Mano nella Mano‘, che Lega Pallavolo Serie A Femminile e GICAM hanno lanciato lo scorso ottobre e per favorire il quale è stato organizzata un’asta benefica con le magliette indossate dalle partecipanti al Samsung Gear All Star Game: la risposta dei tifosi di volley rosa si è rivelata ancora una volta straordinaria e il ricavato della vendita delle maglie ha contribuito a finanziare la trasferta medico-sanitaria.

Da oggi e fino a giovedì 22 giugno sarà possibile vivere tutte le incredibili emozioni che giocatrici e allenatori hanno condiviso con bambine e bambini, ragazze e ragazzi, nel ‘Diario di Viaggio‘, curato da Alessandro Spigno. Nella PRIMA PUNTATA – disponibile sul canale ufficiale Youtube di Lega – il lungo viaggio che ha condotto la spedizione da Milano fino a Entebbe (via Dubai) e il primo approccio con il paese africano: l’accoglienza di tv e giornali del posto, l’incontro con il Prof. Lanzetta e l’arrivo al Volley Camp tra la gioia e la sorpresa dei bambini ugandesi.

Parallelamente, si potrà conoscere qualcosa di più sull’esperienza di sport e di vita affrontata da giocatrici e allenatore grazie alla penna di Fabiola Facchinetti, che ha raccontato nel suo blog non solo i personali stati d’animo ma anche tanti aspetti della vita a Entebbe: il cibo, i villaggi, le strade, le persone e soprattutto la pallavolo, l’elemento di congiunzione tra due mondi apparentemente lontani ma mai così vicini.


That's great. All the best. God bless.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Kim Dickens, Richard Madden, Mallory Jansen, Alana De La Garza, Renee Olstead, David Giuntoli and Isabella Rossellini




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Blake Shelton

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Jamel Debbouze




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Carol Kane




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Kathleen Turner

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Sadie Frost

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Mr. Louis Jourdan (1921–2015)

We Salute You, RIP

Ms. Pier Angeli (1932–1971)

We Salute You, RIP

Jennifer Siebel Newsom

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Zoe Saldana

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Ms. Joan Van Ark

Happy Birthday Ms. Van Ark. God bless.

Verónica Echegui

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Mr. Ken Loach

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Louis Leterrier

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Paulina Rubio

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John Gallagher Jr.

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Marie Avgeropoulos

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Fleetwood Mac album

The 73-year-old musician - who departed the band and lived in semi-retirement for 16 years between 1998 and 2014 - would love to get back into the studio and make new music with her bandmates but it would all depend on the "very complicated" relationship between frontwoman Steve Nicks, 69, and lead guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, 67.

She told The Sun newspaper: "I can't say a definite yes to that [another record] because Stevie and Lindsey are Stevie and Lindsey. They have a very complicated relationship.

"I love to think it's possible because I believe the world would love to hear a new Mac album, so fingers crossed.

"You can never say never with a band. Look at me - I was gone for 16 years so anything can happen."

The 'Rumours' hitmakers are planning a last global jaunt to say goodbye to their fans next year, but even the members of the band are unconvinced they're going to be bowing out.

Christine previously said: "The 2018 tour is supposed to be a farewell tour but you take farewell tours one at a time.

"Somehow we always come together, this unit. We can feel it ourselves."

The line-up of the group - which typically comprises Christine, her ex-husband John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey and Stevie - has changed over the years with certain members leaving for periods of time, but the singer admits there is always something that draws them back together.

She said: "We're all guilty of parting company in this band for a while. It just seems to happen. But it's that umbilical cord that can't be broken. It just pulls you back...

"It's that invisible chain. It's that alchemy. I love every minute of it. This is what I want to do. It's what I want to invest my time and my future in from now on, so I won't leave again."

Meanwhile, Christine and Lindsey recently released an album together, 'Buckingham McVie', but insist that it won't be an ongoing project for them away from the band.

Christine said: "It really is a finite project. It's not a career move. It's just a nice splinter off the main artery of Fleetwood Mac."


Hopefully, it happen. All the best guys. God bless.


source:gmx.com

Kate Bosworth, Michael Polish plus Others

The 34-year-old actress and her 46-year-old actor spouse have joined forces with Jacques Marie Mage, a brand which is also known as J.M.M, to create a limited edition eyewear capsule, which is set to launch over the upcoming months, according to PEOPLE.

And the blonde-haired beauty has claimed there is an element of "romance" behind her and her partner's designs.

Speaking about her latest venture, the 'Still Alice' star said: "There is a romance behind the design process of these glasses."

And the company has echoed Kate's description and they believe the collaboration works because of the couple's "shared sense of love and creativity".

Speaking in a statement, the brand said: "[It is] linked by the couple's shared sense of love and creativity."

Kate and Michael's line includes feminine white and gold marble oversized glasses, as well as a darker colored version, aviator specs, and many more highly coveted products.

However, this is not Kate's first foray into the fashion industry as she has previously partnered with the high street brand Topshop on a clothing capsule in 2013, as well as a shoe range with Matisse one year later.

And earlier this year the style icon collaborated with Tory Burch to release her own handbag titled Kate Bosworth X Gemini Bag, which she believes is a "classic" accessory.

Speaking previously about her design, she said: "I love the aesthetic. It has a cool Seventies California vibe that I love so much but is also a classic. But perhaps what I love most is what the Gemini Link bag represents, which is the multiple roles we take on as powerful women.

"I am an actress, a producer, a stepmother, a friend, a wife ... We are all many things and I adore that this bag embodies this sentiment."


That's great. All the best to all of you. God bless.

source:gmx.com

Sophie Turner(Definitely Not suitable for kids)(For Mature Audience only)




source:gmx.com

Sophie Turner, Jaden Smith, Riley Keough plus Others

The 21-year-old actress has been announced as the new brand ambassador for the luxury company, and under her new partnership with the company the golden-haired beauty will star in the label's Series Seven Autumn/Winter 2017 fashion campaign, alongside Jaden Smith, 18, and 28-year-old actress Riley Keough.

And the upcoming commercial has been shot by popular photographer Bruce Weber.

Louis Vuitton's creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière, has shared a string of images of the trio from the upcoming advertorial to broadcast the exciting news.

Alongside an image of Sophie, which was posted on his Instagram account, he wrote: "@sophiet with @santirobledopages shot by @bruce_weber for @louisvuitton new campaign #LVFW17 (sic)."

Whilst another image of Riley clinging on to the 'The Karate Kid' star's neck has been uploaded to the 46-year-old creative mastermind's photo-sharing site.

He wrote: "The first look at my new #lvseries7 campaign @louisvuitton starring @rileykeough and @c.syresmith shot by @bruce_weber #LVFW17 (sic)."

Although Sophie has yet to share the news on her social media platforms, Riley has decided to spread the exciting news of her latest project on her page with a photograph from the shoot, which is the same image Nicolas posted.

She captioned her upload: "#lvfw17 @louisvuitton by the incredible @nicolasghesquiere photo by @bruce_weber (sic)."

And Sophie is set for a busy year ahead, as alongside her work with the French fashion house she is set to join the cast of 'Time Freak', and is rumoured to reprise her role as Jean Grey in the upcoming 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix'.

Sophie - who is currently dating singer Joe Jonas - first starred as the psychic superhero in 'X-Men: Apocalypse' last year and she is now set to have her own standalone movie based on the Marvel Comics character's alter-ego Dark Phoenix.


That's great. All the best guys. God bless.


source:gmx.com

Anna Fenninger

This coming Sunday(June 18), is your birthday.

Happy Birthday.

God bless.

Sir Paul McCartney

This coming Sunday(June 18), is your birthday.

Happy Birthday Sir.

God bless.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Kyle Russell di Giacomo Tarsi




GERMANIA – Il Berlin Recycling Volleys chiude la rosa con Kyle Russell. Il giocatore statunitense che può essere schierato sia come schiacciatore che come opposto (ruolo in cui verrà utilizzato dal team tedesco arriva dal MKS Bedzin.


source:volleyball.it

Ms. Lee Purcell

Happy Birthday Ms. Purcell. God bless.

Eileen Davidson

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Laurent Cantet

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Courteney Cox

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Mr. Sieghardt Rupp (1931–2015)

We Salute You, RIP

Louis Garrel

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Yasmine Bleeth

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Steffi Graf, Alexandra Castillo, Jay Roach, Daniel Newman, Pascale Hutton, Ms. Janet Lennon, Lara Wickes, Kim Lankford, Sibylle Rauch, Lucy Hale, Jesy Nelson, Boy George, Will Patton and Torrance Coombs

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Julie-Marie Parmentier

Last Tuesday(June 13), is your birthday.


Belated Happy Birthday.


God bless.

Mr. Malcolm McDowell

Last Tuesday(June 13), is your birthday.


Belated Happy Birthday Mr. McDowell.


God bless.

Chris Evans

Last Tuesday(June 13), is your birthday.


Belated Happy Birthday.


God bless.

June 13, 2017

Stellan Skarsgård
Pheline Roggan
Belinda Bauer
Cayetana Guillén Cuervo
Ally Sheedy
Tim Allen
Joe Roth
Vahide Perçin
Lisa Vidal
Brande Roderick
Leeann Tweeden
Tara Lynn Foxx
Esther Anderson
Ella Hughes
Kim Sønderholm
Lela Star
Rebeca Linares
Megan Rain
Lesli Kay
Ashley Leilani
Irina Gorovaia
Hannah Storm
Kat Dennings
Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Tygh Runyan
Mary-Kate Olsen
Ashley Olsen
Kodi Smit-McPhee
Kathy Burke
Laura Kightlinger
Missy Crider
Simon Callow
Richard Thomas
Malaak Compton
Shanna Ferrigno




Belated Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Antonio Cargioli




BERGAMO – La Caloni Agnelli ufficializza l’ingaggio di Antonio Cargioli. Classe 1994, 199 cm d’altezza, milanese di nascita che vive a Parma dall’età di due anni, è lui il nuovo centrale dell’Olimpia.

“Sono un testardo e un lavoratore – attacca Cargioli -, sapendo dell’abilità di Graziosi nel lavoro con i giovani non mi sarei visto con nessun altra maglia addosso. Bergamo era la mia prima scelta e non vedo l’ora di cominciare. Vito Insalata era stato mio compagno di squadra a Carpi, già nella scorsa estate c’era stato un contatto ma ora – con una stagione di A2 a Reggio Emilia, che mi ha permesso d’arricchire il mio bagaglio d’esperienza – mi sento ancor più pronto”.

Antonio è un fiume in piena che rompe gli argini quando si sofferma sui nuovi compagni e sull’ambiente rossoblù: “La diagonale Jovanovic-Hoogendoorn è il top in circolazione – prosegue l’ex reggiano – e con due attaccanti del calibro di Pierotti e Dolfo potremo fare grandi cose. Ho visto una società molto carica e un pubblico spettacolare: da avversario, qualche mese fa, guardavo la cornice attorno a me e sognavo ad occhi aperti di giocare in un contesto simile. Non è un caso se l’Olimpia ha costruito tanto del suo magnifico campionato proprio in casa, con un tifo trascinato in modo pazzesco da Hoogendoorn che ha saputo stabilire con la gente un’alchimia incredibile. Dall’altra parte della rete le sensazioni sono state bellissime, immagino come sarà vestendo questi colori”.


source:volleyball.it

Débora Nascimento

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Mr. Adam West (1928–2017)

We Salute You, RIP

Ms. Anita Pallenberg (1942–2017)

We Salute You, RIP

Annika Blendl

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Anna Chipovskaya

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Nehir Erdogan

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Marinó Sigurðsson

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Daniel Brühl

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Missy Peregrym

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Ian Buchanan

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Sibel Kekilli

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Ms. Suzan Farmer

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Arnold Vosloo

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Don't Forget

This coming Sunday(June 18), is Father's day. God bless them.

Par Olivier Pallaruelo, posted June 6, 2017

En salle ce mercredi, "HHhH", réalisé par le français Cédric Jimenez, évoque la destinée du terrible chef nazi Reinhard Heydrich, assassiné à Prague par la Résistance tchèque en mai 1942. Pourtant, le film n'est pas le seul à évoquer cet événement.


Loin, très loin de l'ambiance sulfureuse et toxique de la pègre marseillaise et son trafic de drogue dans La French, son précédent film sorti en 2014, le réalisateur français Cédric Jimenez plonge à nouveau le spectateur dans le passé avec HHhH. Un passé éminemment douloureux et sombre, à la fois tragique et héroïque, ayant pour toile de fond la Seconde guerre mondiale et l'Europe, plus particulièrement la Tchécoslovaquie, écrasée sous la botte nazie.

HHhH : curieux nom et acronyme pour un titre de film. C'est qu'il signifie en fait "Himmlers Hirn heißt Heydrich", soit littéralement "Le cerveau d'Himmler s'appelle Heydrich". Il s'agit en réalité du surnom dont les SS avaient affublé Reinhard Heydrich. Adjoint direct de Heinrich Himmler dès 1933, Heydrich, -incarné par Jason Clarke dans le film- joua un rôle important dans l'organisation de l'appareil répressif nazi et lors de l'élimination de la Sturmabteilung (SA) en tant que force politique, principalement lors de la nuit des Longs Couteaux à l’été 1934. Mais il a également eu un rôle majeur dans l'organisation de la Shoah par la planification et le contrôle de l'activité des Einsatzgruppen (en français : "groupes d'intervention", qui étaient des unités de police politique militarisées chargées, à partir de l'invasion de la Pologne, de l'assassinat systématique des opposants au régime nazi, et en particulier des Juifs) et lors de la conférence de Wannsee qu'il préside le 20 janvier 1942. Placé par Hitler à la tête du Protectorat de Bohême-Moravie, il fut victime d'une tentative d'assassinat par la Résistance tchèque en plein Prague le 27 mai 1942, et succomba à ses blessures une semaine plus tard. La répression nazie qui s'abattit sur la population fut terrible : on estime au final qu'elle fit plus d'un millier de victimes.


Adapté du premier roman de Laurent Binet, paru en 2010, HHhH a obtenu le prix Goncourt du premier roman la même année et a figuré dans la liste des romans majeurs du New York Times. Vu la nature quelque peu délicate du sujet, Cédric Jimenez avait à coeur de rendre le personnage de Reinhard Heydrick humain, sans pour autant l'humaniser ; montrer sa réalité et son existence, sans lui trouver d'excuses. Une distance difficile à trouver pour le réalisateur. "Je voulais montrer que, aussi mauvais soit-il, on peut croiser des hommes comme lui dans la rue : il avait une femme et des enfants et il était face aux mêmes problèmes que tout un chacun" explique-t-il. Et d'ajouter : "Ce n’est pas un personnage de conte ou un monstre issu de l’univers Marvel : il incarne la capacité qu’a l’être humain d’être dénué de toute morale".

Heydrich, figure de cinéma (de propagande) dès 1943

HHhH n'est toutefois pas le premier film à évoquer le destin de celui qu'on surnomma "le boucher de Prague" ou "la Bête Blonde". De manière assez surprenante, les Alliés s'emparèrent du sujet dès 1943 dans deux oeuvres de propagandes, qui restent toutefois très solides. D'abord Les Bourreaux meurent aussi, signé par le grand Fritz Lang. Si le film est surtout centré sur les représailles consécutives à l'attentat contre Heydrich (incarné dans le film par Hans Heinrich von Twardowski), la particularité de cette oeuvre est que son scénario fut écrit par le dramaturge allemand Bertolt Brecht. Il s'agit ici de l'unique scénario de Brecht pour le cinéma hollywoodien. Pourtant, la Screen Writer's Guild refusa que le nom du dramaturge soit adossé au film, même si ce dernier travailla étroitement avec le scénariste du film, John Wexley.

Classée comme oeuvre subversive par le Comité des Activités anti-américaine durant le maccarthysme, le film fut banni des écrans américains et ne refera surface que dans les années 1970. Quant au scénariste, John Wexley, celui-ci fut blacklisté... Hitler's Madman de Douglas Sirk, cinéaste qui sera réputé entre-autre pour ses puissants mélodrames, est davantage centré sur le personnage de Heydrich, incarné par John Carradine.

En 1965, c'est au tour du cinéma tchèque de tenter d'exorciser ses vieux démons et de revenir sur un passé pas si lointain, avec Commando à Prague, réalisé par Jiri Sequens. Le film évoque notamment la préparation des agents tchèques en Angleterre, la prise de contact avec les résistants, l'attentat, la répression et enfin la mort des agents dans l'Église Saints-Cyrille-et-Méthode à Prague.

Les trois parachutistes résistants envoyés par le SOE britannique qui ont commis l'attentat contre Reinhard Heydrich se réfugièrent en effet dans la crypte de cette église, en compagnie de 4 autres résistants. Après avoir été découverts environ trois semaines après l’attentat, l’église fut assiégée par près de 800 militaires et policiers allemands. Une fusillade s'engagea, tandis que les nazis tentèrent d'inonder la crypte. Trois des résistants furent tués; les quatre autres occupants se suicidèrent pour ne pas être capturés par l'ennemi.

L'évêque Gorazd de Prague, dont l'église était la cathédrale, se sacrifia en se dénoncant auprès des autorités nazies, afin de protéger les prêtres, les sacristains de la cathédrale, et les fidèles de l'Eglise Orthodoxe de Tchéquie et de Slovaquie. Outre l'interdiction de l'Eglise orthodoxe par les nazis, la confiscation de ses biens et l'envoi aux travaux forcés en Allemagne de nombreux membres du clergé, l'évêque Gorazd fut arrêté par la Gestapo le 27 juin et exécuté le 4 septembre 1942, à l'âge de 63 ans. Cette histoire est au coeur du film Anthropoid, qui reprend le nom de code de l'opération visant à assassiner Heydrich. Réalisé par Sean Ellis et notamment porté par Cillian Murphy et Charlotte le Bon, le film est sorti en Direct to Video chez nous en 2016.


Lidice, symbole de la barbarie nazie

Si l'on peut également ajouter le film Sept hommes à l'aube réalisé par le vétéran britannique Lewis Gilbert en 1975, on retiendra surtout un autre film, sorti en Direct to Video en 2012 chez nous, sous le titre Opération Lidice ou Lidice.

La répression menée par les nazis suite à l'assassinat d'Heydrich fut d'une sauvagerie et d'une brutalité inouïe. Le petit village de Lidice, situé dans la région de Bohême centrale, en république tchèque, en garde l'atroce et douloureux souvenir. Village martyr considéré comme le Oradour-sur-Glane tchèque, celui-ci fut entièrement détruit par les nazis le 10 juin 1942 : ils accusaient en effet les habitants d'avoir soutenu -sans preuve d'ailleurs- les auteurs du commando ayant perpétré l'assassinat.

Cerné par un détachement de la 7e division SS Prinz Eugen, le village fut investi par les nazis qui y tuèrent les 184 hommes âgés de plus de 16 ans. Les femmes furent déportées à Ravensbrück. Une dizaine d'enfants, correspondant aux critères de la "race aryenne", furent placés dans des familles allemandes pour y être rééduqués. Les autres furent d'abord déportés à Lodz, puis envoyés au camp d'extermination de Chełmno, où 82 enfants périrent dans les camions à gaz. Seuls 17 enfants ont survécu.

Après le massacre et les déportations, les nazis firent en sorte d'éliminer toute trace de l'existence même du village de Lidice, qui fut d'abord incendié. Puis en quelques mois de travaux, le terrain fut nivelé à la dynamite, les pierres enlevées, l'étang comblé, la route et la rivière détournées, tandis que le cimetière fut vidé de ses morts. Le lieu fut littéralement atomisé jusqu'au souvenir.

Le massacre eut un tel retentissement dans le monde que le nom de Lidice fut donné à des localités du Mexique, du Brésil ou des États-Unis, ainsi qu'à des nouveau-nés. Les mineurs britanniques organisèrent même une collecte pour la reconstruction de la commune martyre, qui commenca en 1947. Le nouveau village fut ainsi rebâti à l'ouest de son emplacement original, devenu un haut lieu de mémoire dédié aux victimes de la barbarie nazie.



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Shania Twain





The 51-year-old country legend - whose famous hits include 'Man I Feel Like A Woman' and 'From This Moment On' - teased fans with details of her forthcoming record by sharing the artwork on her Instagram account, which sees the star posing in leopard print attire, similar to her look in her 'That Don't Impress Me Much' video in 1997.

The lead single from the LP is called 'Life's About to Get Good', which premieres today on radio platforms around the globe ahead of her album release on September 29.

Shania's forthcoming record is believed to be a "flirty and mysterious" list of songs, with the star recently debuting her optimistic new track live at Stagecoach 2017 in California, America.

Meanwhile, the 'You're Still the One' hitmaker announced

she will take to the stage as part of the line-up BBC Radio 2's Festival in a Day in London's Hyde Park on September 10, in what will be her first live performance in the country since 2004.

She said:"I can't wait. It's been a long time. I'm so excited about it. I'll play a couple of new songs but I will definitely stick primarily to the hits."

The appearance will also mark her only performance in the UK for 2017, and comes as a celebration of the 20th anniversary of her breakthrough album 'Come on Over'.

Shania spent several years out of the spotlight after suffering with dysphonia, a condition which causes a loss of voice.

At the time, it was believed the condition - which is often brought on by psychological trauma - was a result of her divorce from record producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange, however Shania later attributed the condition to contracting Lyme disease.


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Toto

The American rock band - most known for their 1982 hit 'Africa' - will embark on 'The 40 Trips Around The Sun Tour', which will begin in February 2018 in Europe.

The tour will be the band's most extensive run in years to mark the milestone.

Fans of the group - comprised of Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro and Joseph Williams - will also be able to get their hands on a new Greatest Hits package, which is being released through Legacy Recordings.

The album will feature brand new previously unreleased music alongside newly remastered classic tracks worked on by Elliot Scheiner and Gavin Lurssen and his team.

Toto Guitarist Steve, 59, said: "Myself, David, Steve and Joseph are humbled and thrilled at the long lasting success of the band.

"This 40th Anniversary tour is going to be a special one for us and all of the fans that come out. On top of all that, it's really exciting to be working with Sony Music again. We've spent a lot of time this year working on new music and re-mastering the older tracks."

Between the four of them, the members of Toto can be heard on an astonishing 5000 albums that together amass a sales history of a half a billion albums. Amongst these recordings, NARAS -The Recording Academy - applauded the performances with more than 200 Grammy nominations.

More shows will be announced shortly, Tickets on sale Tuesday 20 June 2017 at 9am from LiveNation.co.uk.


All the best guys. God bless.


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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Team Brazil




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Montreux

Montreux, Switzerland, June 11, 2017- Having exorcised the demons of 2016 with their semi-final win over China, Brazil went the distance and settled one final score with Germany by winning 3:0 (25-21, 25-18, 25-20) in the grand finale of the 2017 Montreux Volley Masters at Salle Omnisports Pierrier to grab gold at the invitational showpiece for a seventh time. Meanwhile, 2016 champions and Olympic gold medallists China secured a podium finish, beating Argentina 3:1 (25-21, 25-12, 20-25, 25-19) to avenge their defeat to the South Americans back in the pools and bag the bronze medal.

It was the battle for bronze that was the first order of the day for Super Sunday, the closure to the 32nd edition of this prestigious invitational tournament, on this occasion a repeat of a Pool A showdown between beaten semi-finalists Argentina, who were competing at their first ever Montreux Masters, and six-time champions China. It was the game neither side wanted to be playing, having come up short in two thrilling semi-final ties, but the opportunity lay on the table to salvage some consolation by finishing in third place, both teams having enjoyed fine campaigns.

Argentina had come out on top in a five-set thriller between the sides back in the pools, but it was deposed champions China who would avenge that defeat and take the prize on this occasion, putting in a professional performance which contained all the quality that was missing in their semi-final defeat to Brazil. Gong Xiangyu, who featured in the Chinese side that triumphed in the Olympics at Rio last year, was the star performer, plundering 17 points for An Jiajie’s side, whilst Gao Yi, Wang Yuanyuan and Liu Xiaotong also shone. Argentina were not at the races, set apart from the side that had seen off the Chinese in the pools. It was defence that won the day for China, Gao Yi the rock with a hat-trick of successive blocks in the second set which epitomised her overall performance. It was a display of finesse, and one that ensured that the bronze medal would be going east, whilst Argentina can leave with their pride intact nonetheless, having finished an admirable fourth on their Montreux debut.

That laid out the red carpet for the grand finale. The curtain call for the 32nd edition of this famous invitational tournament. A grapple for gold before a raucous crowd at Montreux poised for the action: Germany vs Brazil. A final worthy in name as a closing sequence for any tournament, and both teams didn’t disappoint, Brazil saving their very best performance for last in a captivating display. José Roberto Guimaraes’ side had already endured a rollercoaster of emotions at this year’s competition. Dogged with the absences of key players through retirement and injury in what had been labelled a challenging period of transition, this triumph is beyond hope for the future. The Brazilians banished the shadow of 2016 in their defeat of China, before negotiating one final hurdle in fine fashion against a side who’d already gotten the better of them back in the pools. It also put pain to the German dream of winning the tournament to crown a glorious fortnight for them, denying them the fairy-tale ending their exploits probably deserved as they qualified for the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship on the eve of the opening day of this year’s Montreux Masters, before going on a mesmerising run to the final. The demands of that schedule, it seemed, had finally caught up with them as Brazil dazzled on court and put their brave but noticeably off-colour opponents to the sword, though the runners-up still put in an admirable performance to keep the sets thrilling and competitive.

Rosamaria Montibeller, Natália Pereira and Ana Carolina Da Silva were the stars of the show, the latter coming away with the accolade of MVP as her blocks and lethal spiking at crucial times not only shut down the devastating German offense of Louisa Lippmann, Jennifer Geerties and Maren Brinker, but allowed teammates Tandara Caixeta and Adenizia Da Silva the freedom to shine.

Brazil’s iron-curtain defence from the off slammed the breaks on the tiring Germans, although they showed glimpses of the quality that has carried them to the final. But as Brazil motored through the sets and tightened their grip on the gold, they only grew stronger in the game, the effort Germany had put in prior to the final finally having broken their resolve, and it was a laboured spike that went too long that handed match-point to Brazil and with it the prize, a wonderful achievement for a side that some doubted going into the tournament.

Although the sun sets once more over the carnival of volleyball in Montreux, its light will continue to shine on its community of supporters, both local to the commune and worldwide. Another year of drama, ecstasy, despair, desire, brilliance, expression, and passion has ensured that the 2017 showpiece lived up to its 2016 predecessor. The future of volleyball for these eight nations is certainly in save hands, and it may well prove that this showpiece is not so much an end as Brazil walk away with the spoils, but rather the beginning of something extraordinary for those involved.

2017 Montreux Volley Masters Team of the Tournament:
Ana Carolina Da Silva [Brazil] (MVP & Best Middle Blocker), Roberta Silva Ratzke [Brazil] (Setter), Lenka Dürr [Germany] (Libero), Marie Schölzel [Germany] (Middle Blocker), Paula Yamila Nizetich [Argentina] (Wing Spiker), Natália Pereira [Brazil] (Wing Spiker).



Congrats to all of you. God bless.

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Ms. Marion Leonard (1881–1956)

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June 10, 2017

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June 11, 2017

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Iris Mitte­naere




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Iris Mitte­naere(Definitely Not suitable for kids)(For Mature Audience only)




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Iris Mitte­naere par Sonia Ouadhi (Definitely Not suitable for kids)

Céli­ba­taire depuis trois mois, Iris Mitte­naere est un cœur à prendre. Mais sa compli­cité avec M. Pokora peut-elle se trans­for­mer en amour ? Elle se confie.

C’est fina­le­ment après son couron­ne­ment en tant que Miss Univers qu’I­ris Mitte­naere a vu son couple toucher à sa fin. Elle a annoncé à Gala qu’elle et son compa­gnon, Matthieu, avaient rompu. Leur rela­tion était deve­nue « compliquée », nous avait-elle révélé en novembre dernier.

Depuis qu’elle a été élue Miss France en décembre 2015, puis Miss Univers en février 2017, pas facile pour Iris Mitte­naerede consa­crer du temps à son chéri, rencon­tré durant ses études. D’au­tant plus que la jeune femme vit désor­mais à New York et multi­plie les voyages aux quatre coins du monde. Un éloi­gne­ment qui a défi­ni­ti­ve­ment brisé son couple.

« J’étais triste. On l’est toujours de se sépa­rer de quelqu’un avec qui on a vécu tant de choses, qu’on connaît par cœur et qui va rede­ve­nir un étran­ger, a confié Iris Mitte­naere. On se demande si on a pris la bonne déci­sion… Ce n’est qu’aujourd’­hui que je vais mieux. Je sens que je peux être heureuse, que j’ai plein de choses à vivre. Main­te­nant, je suis soula­gée. »

À 24 ans, Miss Univers profite désor­mais de son temps libre pour se ressour­cer et revoir ses amis dès qu’elle est de passage à Paris. Le 30 mai dernier, Iris Mitte­naere a d’ailleurs été aperçue très proche de M. Pokora dans les tribunes de Roland-Garros. Inter­ro­gée au sujet de cette compli­cité par l’heb­do­ma­daire, l’étu­diante en chirur­gie dentaire a expliqué que leur rela­tion n’avait pas fran­chi la barrière de l’ami­tié.

« C’est un ami, on se connaît depuis plus d’un an. On ne se voit pas souvent parce que, comme vous le savez, j’ai été bien occu­pée comme Miss France et le suis aujourd’­hui comme Miss Univers, a-t-elle précisé. Il se trouve que j’étais à Paris pour une semaine et nous voulions tous deux voir jouer Gaël Monfils. Voilà. C’était un bon moment. Matt est quelqu’un de sympa avec lequel je m’en­tends très bien, c’est tout. »

Mais Iris Mitte­naere est-elle prête à envi­sa­ger une histoire avec un autre Matthieu ? La jeune femme ne ferme pas tota­le­ment la porte au coach de The Voice : « On ne se connaît pas forcé­ment assez pour construire une histoire d’amour. Pour le moment, on est amis… C’est compliqué quand on vit comme moi à New York… Et puis, ça fait très peu de temps que je ne suis plus avec Matthieu. » Affaire à suivre.


All the best Iris. God bless.


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Infinitesimal calculus

A term which formerly included various branches of mathematical analysis connected with the concept of an infinitely-small function. Even though the method of "infinitely smalls" had been successfully employed in various forms by the scientists of Ancient Greece and of Europe in the Middle Ages to solve problems in geometry and in natural science, exact definitions of the fundamental concepts of the theory of infinitely-small functions were laid only in the 19th century. In order to grasp the importance of this method, it must be pointed out that it was not the infinitesimal calculus itself which was of practical importance, but only the cases in which its use resulted in finite quantities. Three kinds of such problems were particularly important in the history of mathematics.
1) The simplest problems, solved by the mathematicians of Ancient Greece by the method of exhaustion (cf. Exhaustion, method of), in which infinitesimal quantities are used merely to prove that two given magnitudes (or two ratios between given magnitudes) are equal.
2) More sophisticated problems involving the method of exhaustion, in which the required finite magnitude is obtained as the limit of a sum
of an infinitely-large number of infinitely-small quantities. These problems ultimately gave rise to integral calculus.
3) Problems in which the finite magnitude is obtained as the limit of ratios of infinitely-small magnitudes; they gave rise to differential calculus.
The invention of the method of exhaustion is attributed to Eudoxus of Cnidos (4th century B.C.). However this may be, the method is used throughout Book 12 of Euclid's Elements as the principal deductive tool. Euclid's chain of reasoning may be written in modern form as follows: If all the ratios
are equal to each other and to a constant value , and if, as , both differences , become infinitely small, then
For instance, Euclid compares the areas of two discs by inscribing a square in each disc and proves that the area of this square is more than one-half of the area of the disc; therefore the remaining four segments together amount to less than half the area of the disc (cf. Fig. a); he then inscribes a regular octagon in the disc and notes that the area of the remainder is smaller than one-quarter of the area of the disc; he then inscribes a regular -gon and notes that the residual 16 segments together account for less than one-eighth of the area of the disc, etc. Thus, the area of the disc is gradually "exhausted" as the number of sides of the inscribed polygons increases. Since the ratio between the areas of the respective polygons inscribed in the two discs is equal to the ratio of the squares of the radii of the discs, Euclid concludes, by indirect proof, that the areas of the discs themselves are in the same ratio.

Figure: i050950a
A more extensive and freer use of infinitesimals was made by Archimedes (287–212 B.C.). In his work On conoids, spheroids and spirals Archimedes systematically computes areas and volumes by a method based on an idea which is exactly similar to the modern concept of the integral.

Figure: i050950b

Figure: i050950c
For instance, Archimedes determines the area of the first coil of the spiral (Fig. b) which is now known as the Archimedean spiral, and the equation of which in polar coordinates is
Into the figure a figure consisting of sectors of a disc with an angle of at the apex is inscribed (the shaded portion of Fig. crepresents these sectors for the case ) while a figure consisting of similar sectors of a disc is circumscribed around (the non-shaded areas in Fig. c). In both cases the formula for the area of an inscribed or a circumscribed sector has the form
for appropriate . It is clear from the construction that the area of is included between the bounds
(1)
where
Since
it follows that, for any ,
Archimedes expressed this last relation in geometrical form: For any ,
(2)
where is the area of the disc represented in Fig. b. On comparing (1) and (2), and in view of the fact that
becomes infinitely small as , Archimedes concluded that
The end of the above reasoning shows how Eudoxus' exhaustion method was developed and improved by Archimedes, while its beginning shows that Archimedes was also familiar with the examples in the second group above, the meaning of which corresponds to the integral calculus.
The integral calculus yields the following value for the area in question:
By definition, the integral in this formula is the limit of sums of the form
where
In the particular case when
(3)
yields the Archimedean sum , while yields the Archimedean sum . It should be noted, in particular, that if the division points are chosen as in (3), the Archimedean sums and are identical with the Darboux sums (cf. Darboux sum), for which inequality (1) is valid in the general case as well. It is seen that Archimedes employed several ways of perfect logical reasoning typical of the integral calculus (exact estimates from above and from below with the aid of Darboux sums), which were only merged into a general theory in the second half of the 19th century. Archimedes employed similar methods to solve other problems on the computation of areas and volumes.
It is seen that, towards the end of its development, ancient Greek mathematics also tackled problems belonging to the second group of problems indicated above. At the same time one must note the fundamental difference between the ways of thinking about the mathematical means of Antiquity and those of modern mathematicians. As an example, in solving the problem stated above, Archimedes does not compute
but arbitrarily takes the value and gives an indirect proof of the equality by establishing that, in view of (1) and (2), and because the difference is infinitely small, the inequality would lead to a contradiction (his ideas were often motivated by "mechanical considerations" ). Greek mathematicians not only failed to develop any general rules for computing limits, but never even formulated the concept of the limit itself, on which their methods were based (even the general term "method of exhaustion" for these methods is a modern term). A fortiori, ancient science never produced anything resembling the modern algorithm of integral calculus, from which, as a result, in calculating a new integral by modern methods, one does not define it as a limit of sums, but uses much simpler and handier rules for the integration of functions belonging to different classes. The works of Archimedes (in particular, his Message to Eratosthenes) indicate that — prior to Archimedes' logically precise method for estimating areas and volumes with the aid of sums of a very large number of terms that are decreasing without limit (i.e. infinitesimals in the modern sense of the word) — there also existed a more primitive, but more illustrative method, attributable to Democritus (4th century B.C.). It is pointed out by Archimedes, in particular, that Democritus determined the volume of the pyramid prior to Eudoxus (even though he failed to give a rigorous proof of his results).

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In deriving the volume of a pyramid, the main difficulty encountered by Euclid and by Eudoxus was to prove that two pyramids with equal heights and equal base areas have equal volumes. Euclid overcame this difficulty in his Elements by using the method of exhaustion.
As reported by Archimedes, the "atomistic" method for proving the above theorem used by Democritus (Fig. d) may be described as follows. Similarity considerations indicate that the cross-sectional areas of the pyramids are equal at equal heights; the volume of the pyramids are simply considered as the "sums" of these areas; hence, the equalities of the corresponding terms of the two sums prove that the sums themselves are equal as well. Archimedes quotes many examples of the use of this method in solving more complicated problems. Archimedes considered the method not as strict but as highly valuable heuristically (i.e. for arriving at new results, which must subsequently be more rigorously demonstrated); from our own point of view, this view was undoubtedly correct, since Democritus' method was merely an unfounded attempt to replace the process of passing to a limit
by the invalid metaphysical hypothesis to the effect that volumes can be added.
The message addressed by Archimedes to Eratosthenes, briefly named Ephodikon (handbook), was extensively quoted and commented upon by Hellenistic authors, but never reached European mathematicians during the creation of modern mathematics. Unaware of the unusually simple atomistic reasoning of Democritus, these mathematicians had to have recourse, at best, to the confused indications of other sources (the text of Ephodikon was only rediscovered in 1906). Nevertheless, the method was brilliantly developed by J. Kepler (1517–1630) and by B. Cavalieri (1598–1647) in the 17th century. In his Stereometria doliorum (volume measurement of wine barrels) (1615) Kepler determined the volume of 92 bodies of revolution. Had he pedantically followed Archimedes' reasoning in each such determination, the size of his work would have been enormous. Kepler's method can be explained by means of a simple example. His determination of the area of a disc is based on the following reasoning. The disc is subdivided into sectors with common apex at the centre (Fig. e); the narrower each sector, the closer it resembles a triangle, the base of which may be considered to be the cord of the sector; its area is therefore equal to the product of the length of the cord and one-half of the radius; if these areas are summed, the area of the disc is equal to the length of its circumference, multiplied by half its radius.

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The volume of a sphere and other bodies of revolution are equally simple; however, this very simplicity is open to doubt (as admitted by Kepler himself) and is in fact responsible for a number of errors. In order to eliminate such doubts, Kepler justifies his reasoning concerning the area of a disc as follows: The constituent sectors may be made so small that their bases become single points, and the number of sectors becomes infinite; each one of these infinitely-small sectors will then have become perfectly equal to the corresponding triangle. Clearly, this proves nothing at all, since if the base becomes a single point, there are no more sectors, and the triangle simply becomes a radius. The special feature of this reasoning consists in the fact that Kepler tends, consciously or subconsciously, to adopt the statical decomposition of the disc into an infinitely-large number of actual infinitely-small sectors (radii), rather than the potential infinity of a continuously-increasing number of continuously-decreasing terms; in this form the unboundedness of the process ceases to be. It would be incorrect to say that Kepler had firmly come down on the side of the actual infinity; he was in fact greatly influenced by Archimedes, with whose principal works he was thoroughly familiar, but his views on the question are eclectic. His views give a transition to the views of Cavalieri.

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The treatise of Cavalieri: Geometria indivisibilibus (continuorum nova quadam ratione promota) (geometry, exposed in a new manner with the aid of indivisibles of the continuous) appeared in 1635. Cavalieri set himself the same task as did Archimedes — to calculate the surface areas and volumes of figures of arbitrary shape. Cavalieri considers a plane figure as a set of parallel rectilinear segments extending from one extremal tangent to the other (Fig. f), and a solid figure as the set of its planar sections. These segments and planar sections are the "indivisibles" after which Cavalieri's method is named (cf. Indivisibles, method of). The measurement of surfaces and volumes is realized by comparing the indivisibles of two figures. For instance, Cavalieri computes the surface area of an ellipse with the aid of the following reasoning (Fig. g). Draw a circle around the small axis of the ellipse () and draw the (indivisible) cords parallel to the large axis (). It can be easily shown, on the strength of the definition of the ellipse, that the ratio between each indivisible element of the ellipse to the corresponding element of the circle is as to , i.e. . Accordingly, the ratio between the union of all the indivisibles of the ellipse (i.e. the surface area of the ellipse) and the union of the indivisibles of the circle (the area ) is equal to ; the surface area of the ellipse is accordingly . Cavalieri applied the same methods to the comparison of volumes; Cavalieri's proof that two pyramids having the same base areas and the same heights are equal terminates at the point where Archimedes' proof only begins. The general applicability and the simplicity of Cavalieri's methods yielded results which could not be obtained by Archimedes. However, the fact that a method is simple is no guarantee of its correctness, and for this reason Cavalieri conducted each one of his computations by several independent paths.
While Cavalieri's work is much inferior to that of Archimedes as regards the rigour of proofs of his results, it is much superior to that of Archimedes and ancient mathematicians in general, not only as regards the number of special problems in determining surface areas and volumes solved, but also as regards his understanding of the future potential of the science of infinitesimals. As well as solving individual problems, Cavalieri obtained a number of general formulas of integral calculus, albeit only in a loose, geometrical form.

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For instance, Cavalieri's postulate to the effect that the sum of the squares of the indivisibles constituting the parallelogram in Fig. his equal to three times the sum of the squares of the indivisibles comprised in each of the two triangles which constitute this parallelogram, is in fact identical with the formula
Cavalieri adopted a similar method to express the equality
for values of of up to 9 inclusive.
Mathematicians of the 17th century also studied the third group of problems specified above. Following the creation of analytic geometry by R. Descartes (1596–1650), a problem which naturally arose was the determination of the angular coefficient of the tangent to a curve , i.e. the determination of the derivative. At about the same time the development of mechanics necessitated the calculation of the instantaneous rate of arbitrary motion of a point, i.e. again the problem of determining the derivative. Since the theory of limits and even a clear understanding of limit transition were lacking at that time, it was attempted to compute the derivative
as the ratio


     


of the actually infinitesimal increments and .
The modern concept of infinitesimals as variable magnitudes tending to zero, and of the derivative as the limit of the ratio of infinitely-small increments, was proposed by I. Newton (1642–1727), though not fully rigorously, but became properly established after A.L. Cauchy (1789–1857). The modern concept of a differential as the principal part of the increment must be credited to J.L. Lagrange (1736–1813), and was finally fixed by Cauchy; the latter also gave a rigorous definition of an integral as a limit of sums.
A typical feature of modern differential and integral calculus is the fact that, after its fundamental ideas have been rigorously established by means of limit transition, it yields solutions of a wide variety of problems by means of purely algebraic algorithms (in the sense that the algorithm itself no longer contains the explicit operation of limit transition). As a result, modern differential and integral calculus represent a successful synthesis of mathematical rigour with simplicity and clarity.

References

[1] I.L. Heiberg (ed.) , Archimedes: Opera Omnia , Wissenschaft. Buchgesellschaft , Darmstadt (1972)
[2] M. Casper (ed.) , J. Keppler: Gesammelte Werke , C.H. Beck (1937)
[3] B. Cavalieri, "Geometria indivisibilibus (continuorum nova quadam ratione promota)" , Bologna (1635)


Comments

Concerning Euclid's Elements see of Euclid. 

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