November 20, 2008

Quantum of Solace - 007

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QUANTUM OF SOLACE continues the high octane adventures of James Bond (DANIEL CRAIG) in CASINO ROYALE. Betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal. Pursuing his determination to uncover the truth, Bond and M (JUDI DENCH) interrogate Mr White (JESPER CHRISTENSEN) who reveals the organisation which blackmailed Vesper is far more complex and dangerous than anyone had imagined. Forensic intelligence links an Mi6 traitor to a bank account in Haiti where a case of mistaken identity introduces Bond to the beautiful but feisty Camille (OLGA KURYLENKO), a woman who has her own vendetta. Camille leads Bond straight to Dominic Greene (MATHIEU AMALRIC), a ruthless business man and major force within the mysterious organisation.

On a mission that leads him to Austria, Italy and South America, Bond discovers that Greene, conspiring to take total control of one of the world's most important natural resources, is forging a deal with the exiled General Medrano (JOAQUIN COSIO). Using his associates in the organisation, and manipulating his powerful contacts within the CIA and the British government, Greene promises to overthrow the existing regime in a Latin American country, giving the General control of the country in exchange for a seemingly barren piece of land. In a minefield of treachery, murder and deceit, Bond allies with old friends in a battle to uncover the truth. As he gets closer to finding the man responsible for the betrayal of Vesper, 007 must keep one step ahead of the CIA, the terrorists and even M, to unravel Greene's sinister plan and stop his organisation




Source: 007.com
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John Aniston (born Yannis Anastassakis; July 24, 1933) (GREEK:Γιάννης Αναστασάκης) is a Greek-American actor and the father of actress Jennifer Aniston.

Biography

Personal life

Aniston was born on the island of Crete, the son of Stella and Anthony Anastassakis. His father anglicized his name when he emigrated to the United States when he was two, and his parents opened a restaurant in Chester, Pennsylvania. He has two sisters and was a member of the Alpha Chi Rho fraternity.

He graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor's degree in Theater Arts, served in the United States Navy as an intelligence officer on active duty in Panama and later in the reserve, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

He had his daughter, Jennifer Aniston, with his first wife, Nancy Dow (from whom he was later divorced), and also has a son, Alexander, from his second wife, Sherry Rooney Aniston. His best friend was the late actor Telly Savalas.

Career

He is familiar to fans of daytime television; he has appeared in soap operas almost continually since 1975, when he joined the cast of Love of Life as Eddie Aleata. In 1978, he left Love and played Mary Stuart's new love interest, Martin Tourneur, on Search for Tomorrow. He played that role until 1984. He joined the cast of Days of our Lives as Victor Kiriakis (1985-Present).

He also played a small part on the television series Gilmore Girls. Aniston made a guest appearance on My Big Fat Greek Life.

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Costal del Sol Information

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The Costa del Sol stretches along just over 150 kilometres of Málaga province and is one of Spain's most popular tourist destinations. The area's mild climate is the root attraction that makes it possible to enjoy the beaches and a wide variety of outdoor activities year round.

Eastern Costa del Sol

This is the the 54 kilometre stretch of coast to the east of Malaga city (the capital of Málaga province). Though highly developed from a property point of view, it is not anything like the property development on the western Costa del Sol.

From Malaga eastwards there are cliffs of up to 200 meters where the Sierra Almijara joins the sea. This section ends at a place called Mara, on a coastal plain. It has an urban landscape surrounded by traditional agriculture.

Nerja is the most important urban centre on this end of the coast and has grown rapidly. Much of the eastern Costa del Sol's accommodation for tourists is found in Nerja, which is surrounded by tourist pueblos. This town also has one of this area's main tourist attractions - the Nerja Caves, a spectacular find that is open to the public and that hosts an annual music and dance festival within its famous caverns. At the foot of Nerja town a winding footpath joins several coves and there are some nice beaches to be found in this area.

Western Costa del Sol

This is the 100km of coastline that begins at Malaga city and stretches westward all the way to the border of Cádiz province. This part of the coast is highly developed in terms of both property and infrastructure and it attracts an important percentage of Spain's international tourism. Communications revolve around Malaga International Airport (8 km west of the city) and the N340 backbone coast highway. In the middle of the Costa the greatly improved district road from San Pedro de Alcantara inland to the historic town of Ronda is the most important inland connection.

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Explore the Costa del Sol

Beaches Beauty Clinics & Spas
Many fine beaches are just waiting for you on both the western and eastern Costa del Sol
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A number of top quality beauty spas operate from this part of Spain.
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Events Golf
Looking for something to do? Find out what's on on the Costa del Sol.
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This is a major attraction in this area.
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Hotels & Accommodation Main Sights
There is no shortage of places to stay. Find hotels, apartments and other forms of lodging here.
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In addition to our suggested destinations, there are also certain sights you simply shouldn't miss.
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Marinas News & Media
Should you be arriving by boat, here are the marinas you might seek moorage in.
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The Costa del Sol is thriving with English language media.
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Nightlife Parks
The Costa nightlife is good year round, but especially heats up in the summer.
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Numerous natural parks also make excellent destinations from the Coast.
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Popular Destinations Professional Services
Starting from the coast, there are numerous day trips to be made both along the coast and inland.
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Find local businesses and services that speak your language.
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Property & Real Estate Province of Malaga
If you're looking for a home here, or simply an investment, this is the place to begin.
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Here we offer you an overview of Málaga province, home of the Costa del Sol.
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Restaurants Schools
Cuisine from around the world mingles with the traditional Spanish and "malagueño" dishes served locally.
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A wide variety of international schools offer education services in this area.
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Shopping Spa Resorts
Whatever you are looking for, you're sure to find it on the Costa del Sol.
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Find the perfect place to get away.
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Sports Transport & Car Hire
An excellent climate makes this an ideal place for year round outdoor activity.
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Getting around the Costa is no problem as car rentals are plentiful and other forms of transportation abound as well.
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Distances from Malaga Airport
(Tourist office telephone numbers)

Nerja

(56 km)


Rincon de la Victoria

(18 km)


Málaga

( 8 km)


Torremolinos

(6 km)

+34 952 37 11 59

Benalmadena Costa

(12 km)

+34 952 44 24 94

Mijas Costa

(22 km)


Fuengirola

(24 km)

+34 952 46 76 25

Puerto Cabo Pino

(39 km)


Marbella

(50 km)

+34 952 77 14 42

Puerto Banus

(54 km)

+34 952 81 74 74

San Pedro de Alcantara

(61 km)

+34 952 78 52 52

Estepona

(80 km)

+34 952 80 09 13

Manilva

(93 km)


Puerto Duquesa

(95 km)


Punta de la Chullera

(99 km)


Sotogrande

(102 km)


Gibraltar

(120 km)



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Hotels

HolidaysinAndalucia.com
Over 100 hotels in the Costa de la Sol at discount prices. Quality and security online.

Guadalpin Hotels in Marbella
5 star Hotels in Marbella and Puerto Banus beachfront. Special booking offers and package deals at affordable prices. Luxury hotels with SPA centre.

Hotel San Cristobal
Nice hotel situated in a privileged location (city center). Best price-quality in Marbella, Q certified.

Venere.com
More than 140 hotels to choose from at low prices. Read reviews, and book online.

LateRooms.com
Great deals. Up to 70% off 5* luxury hotels to B&B’s. Late availability and further out.

Hotel Pyr Marbella
The best situation in Puerto Banús

Hotel Cortijo BravoHotel Cortijo Bravo
In the heart of Axarquía there exists a charming and exclusive place to experience the peace of being surrounded by nature.

Hotels on the Costa del Sol
Choose from over 200 hotels on the Costa del Sol. Book online or call 24h toll-free! Best prices for every category.

Cheap Hotels in the Costa Del Sol
Browse hundreds of cheap hotel deals and find accommodation in the Costa Del Sol to suit your taste and budget.

Gran Hotel Elba Estepona & Thalasso Spa*****GL
A 5* GL hotel featuring second to none thalasso therapy and Spa facilities. Ideal for a healthy holiday stay or any type of events.

Vasari Vacation Resort, Hotel-apartments in Puerto Banus
A fantastic Aparthotel of luxurious 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments in a totally unique setting in Puerto Banus, Marbella, with an exceptional range of services (swimming pools, Jacuzzi, fitness center, paddle tennis courts, etc.)

BenabolaHotel Benabola & Apartments. Puerto Banus
The perfect location 1, 2 & 3 bedroom Suites, Luxury Apartments, online booking.

Las Perlas Andalucia
Why book a boring hotel? We have searched for and found you the true gems among the hotels!

Hotels in Costa Del Sol
Low cost Beds: cheap hotel rooms and apartments in Costa del Sol, Spain, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Portugal, Costa Dorada, Greece, Cyprus.

Costa del Sol Hotels
Discounted hotels on the Costa del Sol, from A Spain Hotel. Book with them online and save up to 70%.

Costa del Sol Holidays
All Inclusive Holidays on the Costa del Sol

Booking.com
258 hotels in Costa del Sol. Book now your hotel in Costa del Sol online. Great rates. Direct payment at hotel. No reservation costs!


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Full Moon Calendar

You can find below the Next Full Moons Calendar for the next years.
The time is in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
If your local time zone is currently on Daylight Saving time, please add one hour to the standard times listed in the Moon phases tables.

Full Moon Dates: 2004», 2005», 2006», 2007», 2008», 2009», 2010»

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Full Moon dates 2009


Year Month Day Time Day of week
2009 Jan 11 03:28 Sun
2009 Feb 9 14:51 Mon
2009 Mar 11 02:40 Wed
2009 Apr 9 14:58 Thu
2009 May 9 04:03 Sat
2009 Jun 7 18:13 Sun
2009 Jul 7 09:23 Tue
2009 Aug 6 00:57 Thu
2009 Sep 4 16:05 Fri
2009 Oct 4 06:11 Sun
2009 Nov 2 19:15 Mon
2009 Dec 2 07:33 Wed
2009 Dec 31 19:15 Thu

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Source: Moonphases.info

'Pregnant man' Thomas Beatie and wife Nancy expecting second child

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The world's first male mother is pregnant again, hoping to enlarge the family he started after giving birth in June to a daughter.

Thomas Beatie, a former Hawaiian beauty queen, caused a worldwide clamour last spring after announcing his first pregnancy.

Beatie was born female but underwent sex change surgery in order to wed his partner Nancy legally. As part of the reassignment procedure, the former Tracy LaGondino took male hormones, inducing a beard and an outwardly masculine appearance. He kept his womb and ovaries intact in the hopes of one day having a child. Wife Nancy is infertile.

When Beatie announced he was expecting the child (of an anonymous sperm donor), a backlash ensued. Critics claimed that as a natural-born woman Beatie was not in fact a man but was merely masquerading as one. But the state of Oregon legally recognises him as one, and his marriage to Nancy is official and the couple enjoys all the rights and privileges of typical married pairs.

He gave birth naturally in June at an Oregon hospital, following a 40-hour labour.

"The only thing different about me is that I can't breastfeed my baby," Beatie said after the birth. "But a lot of mothers don't."

In an upcoming interview with ABC News, Beatie says that after the birth he did not resume male hormone treatment so as to facilitate a second pregnancy.

"I feel good," he told ABC News, adding that the hormone levels are healthy. "And everything is right on track." He says the baby is due June 12.

Source: Guardian.co.uk

The 28 'experts' who failed to save battered Baby P

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All of them had contact with the 17-month-old boy after concerns were first raised that he was being abused, but their combined expertise failed to save him from the violent beatings that finally killed him eight months later.

Baby P was taken to hospital nine times, the last occasion coming two days before his death, when his spine had been broken but doctors failed to spot that he had been paralysed because he was “quite miserable and crying” and so, they said, it was not possible to make a “full examination”.

The catalogue of missed opportunities, revealed in court documents, begin on March 1 2006, the date of Baby P’s birth. It shows how medical complaints escalated from minor childhood infections to increasingly distressing injuries.

It includes excuses given to explain Baby P’s injuries, which become more severe once the mother’s boyfriend moved in.

The catalogue includes:

October 13 2006, “bruising to head and chest / accidental fall downstairs”,

December 19 2006, Defendant and mother arrested regarding assault, with P receiving a leg x-ray two days later.

April 5 2007, P is pushed into a fireplace, something the defendant says was done by another child.

June 8 2007, P is registered for neglect, but continues to return to hospital with ear infections and head lice.

August 1, 2007, P seen by doctors at St Annes Hospital who notes he is “quite miserable crying” so they are unable to make a full examination.

August 3, 2007, emergency services receive a 999 call and P dies at hospital.

It was also claimed yesterday that the social worker responsible for Baby P’s welfare was dealing with 50 per cent more cases than the supposed maximum.

Maria Ward was allegedly dealing with 18 cases at the time of the boy’s death in August 2007 despite Haringey council’s guidelines stipulating that no more than 12 cases be allocated to each social worker. It says her caseload was seven families.

Miss Ward’s alleged predicament mirrors that of Lisa Arthurworrey, the social worker who had responsibility for Victoria Climbié when the eight-year-old was killed in Haringey in 2000. Miss Arthurworrey had 19 cases — a workload that Haringey said at the time was too high.

A spokesman for Haringey council said Miss Ward had seven families allocated to her, which it said was “in line with the average caseload for our social workers” but it refused to comment on whether the seven families included 18 different children.

Last week, the mother’s 32-year-old boyfriend and another man, Jason Owen, 36, were convicted of causing or allowing the death of Baby P. The mother, 27, had previously admitted a similar charge.

Meanwhile, Children’s Secretary Ed Balls could draft in a 'hit squad’ to take over the running of Haringey social services once an urgent inquiry into the Baby P incident has been completed, it was reported last night.

Hampshire’s head of children’s services John Coughlan has already been sent in to ensure that the correct procedures are being followed.

Mr Balls promised to “come down hard” on anyone who was found to have failed in their duty of care to Baby P when he receives an interim report into the child’s death on Dec 1. “Where serious mistakes are made there must be accountability and I will not hesitate in responding to what went wrong,” he said.

My opinion

I find it sad that nobody really did anything for the abused child. The adults worry about our money and our honor, and sometimes we forget the most defenseless: the Children.

Today is the Day of the World's Children, and today more than ever we must think of them.

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Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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The "42nd Annual CMA Awards"

Country music fans get a chance to relive country music's biggest night when CMT hosts the cable premiere of the "42nd Annual CMA Awards" on Saturday, November 29 at 9/8c. The show originally aired live from Nashville on ABC last week.

Celebrity News Service knows some fans will be excited to watch the all the glitz and glamour of the show, or catch it for the first time. The "42nd Annual CMA Awards" was a night of celebration for country music's biggest stars as the industry awarded the top achievers in the genre.

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First-time hosts and reigning Male and Female Vocalists Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood expertly guided the evening with poise and humor. The show included performances by Trace Adkins, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, The Eagles, Alan Jackson, Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Paisley, George Strait, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Underwood, Keith Urban, and The Wailers. Rapper Lil Wayne showed up not to rap, but rather to rock out with Kid Rock on "All Summer Long" in perhaps the most unexpected appearance of the night.

Upon winning his fourth trophy for Entertainer of the Year, Kenny Chesney warmly accepted his award from superstar Shania Twain in yet another surprise appearance. Special Hollywood guests included Miley Cyrus, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, along with other presenters Billy Ray Cyrus, Vince Gill, Julianne Hough, Lil Wayne, Heidi Newfield, Jake Owen, John Rich, Taylor Swift, Josh Turner, Jimmy Wayne and Lee Ann Womack.

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For a full recap of the evening, fans can log on to CMT.com for the complete list of this year's winners, highlights and photo galleries from the red carpet and show.

Source: Allheadlinenews.com

Second Life

What is Second Life?

Second Life® is a 3-D virtual world created by its Residents. Since opening to the public in 2003, it has grown explosively and today is inhabited by millions of Residents from around the globe.

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* From the moment you enter the World you'll discover a vast digital continent, teeming with people, entertainment, experiences and opportunity. Once you've explored a bit, perhaps you'll find a perfect parcel of land to build your house or business.

* You'll also be surrounded by the Creations of your fellow Residents. Because Residents retain intellectual property rights in their digital creations, they can buy, sell and trade with other Residents.

* The Marketplace currently supports millions of US dollars in monthly transactions. This commerce is handled with the inworld unit of trade, the Linden™ dollar, which can be converted to US dollars at several thriving online Linden dollar exchanges.

Welcome to the Second Life world. We look forward to seeing you inworld.

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Nenäpäivä - Red Nose Day!

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In schools, offices and homes across the land, everyone wears - you've guessed it - the latest Red Nose and does whatever tickles their fancy to raise cash. You name it, they do it! From sponsored kissathons and flamboyant fancy dress to gungetastic trials and naked pole vaulting. Ok, we made the last one up.

Red Nose Day culminates in a night of hilarious comedy and moving documentary films on BBC One - it's a night when the only place to be is right in front of the TV screen.

All this funny business unites the whole nation in trying to make a difference to the lives of thousands of people living in abject poverty, or facing terrible injustice, both across Africa and in the UK. Find out how your money helps right here.

Don't forget, Red Nose Day 2009 is coming your way on Friday 13 March and, whatever you do, Do Something Funny for Money!

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