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Tuesday, 31 December 2013
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Thursday, 26 December 2013
Check out this Turkey Banh Mi - the perfect recipe for the day after Christmas! Warm baguette, spread with pate, then filled with succulent leftover turkey meat, cooked in sweet chilli sauce. Topped with fresh pickle & flavoured mayonnaise, it's a delicious twist on classic Vietnamiese street food.
Wednesday, 25 December 2013
Pope Francis is celebrating his first Christmas as leader of the world's Catholics, riding a wave of popularity and influence after a year shaking up the papacy with his humble style, sense of humour and common touch.
Francis's inaugural Christmas blessing will be closely watched for the messages chosen by Latin America's first pope, who has accumulated 10 million followers on Twitter - nearing rock-star popularity - and was named "Person of the Year" by Time and the US gay rights magazine The Advocate.
Popes often delve into politics and current events in the message whose title literally means "To the City and the World" - praying, for instance, for the victims of conflict or economic injustice.
Tuesday, 24 December 2013
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Friday, 6 December 2013
Nelson Mandela's fight for freedom inspired the world. Here's a list of some of his most memorable quotes, which remind us all to work toward peace and equality.
1) "For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
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From his essay, "Working Towards Peace."
2) "Hope is a powerful weapon, and (one) no one power on earth can deprive you of."
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From Notes to the Future, 2012
3) “Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying, one armed with the hope that he will rise even in the end."
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From his Letter to Winne Mandela, written on Robben Island, 1975
4) "Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity."
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From an interview for the documentary, "Mandela," 1994
5) "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."
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Addressing students at Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, 2009
6) “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
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Speech at the University of the Witwatersrand South Africa, 2003
7) "A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don't have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed."
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From his interview with "O," the Oprah Magazine, 2001.
8) "Long speeches, the shaking of fists, the banging of tables and strongly worded resolutions out of touch with the objective conditions do not bring about mass action and can do a great deal of harm to the organisation and the struggle we serve."
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From the presidential address, "No Easy Walk to Freedom" speech, 1953
9) "Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do."
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From his Letter to Makhaya Ntini on his 100th cricket test, 2009
10) “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
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-Long Walk to Freedom, 1995
11) "What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”
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-90th birthday celebration of Walter Sisulu, 2002
Nelson Mandela’s Life and Times in Photographs (click on the picture above)
Etiquetas: Famous English Speaking people
Thursday, 5 December 2013
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Born in California in 1973, Paul Walker made his big-screen debut in the 1986 horror spoof Monster in Your Closet. After appearing in several television shows in the 1990s, including Charles in Charge, Who's the Boss? and The Young and the Restless, Walker gained attention with a role in the 1999 film Varsity Blues, and his TV days were officially behind him. After working in teen movies such as She's All That and The Skulls,
Walker got his breakthrough role in 2001 with The Fast and the Furious, which would become his star vehicle and keep him busy through four sequels and a short prequel. The Fast and the Furiousfranchise established Walker as an action-film mainstay, and he went on to appear in several films in the genre, including Takers, Hoursand Vehicle 19. Walker died in a car accident on November 30, 2013, at age 40.
Born on September 12, 1973, in Glendale, California, Paul Walker appeared in front of the camera at a young age, modeling and acting in television shows such asCharles in Charge, Highway to Heaven and Who's the Boss. In 1986, he made his film debut in the horror spoof Monster in the Closet while also landing a recurring role on TV's Throb.
After high school, Walker attended various California community colleges, but he dove into acting full-time in 1993, taking a role in the soap opera The Young and the Restless. After a handful of TV guest roles and the lead in Tammy and the T-Rex, Walker starred in the family comedy Meet the Deedles and left his TV career behind for good.
Walker's next role was a big one for his career: He appeared opposite Reese Witherspoon in the critically acclaimed, high-conceptPleasantville. From that point on, Walker found himself in starring roles in such late-1990s films as She's All That, Varsity Blues andThe Skulls—all pitched at a teen audience which helped turn Walker into a heartthrob.
The Role of a Lifetime
In 2001, Walker's career hit overdrive when he landed a leading role alongside up-and-comer Vin Diesel in The Fast and the Furious. A film that paid homage to road films of the 1970s, The Fast and the Furious brought Walker to new heights of fame on the way to box-office receipts of more than $200 million.
Two years later, the franchise was back with its first sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious, and Walker was again along for the ride. The film's gross was even larger than the first, and a bona fide hit series was under way. Walker then appeared in a few more action-oriented movies, including Timeline (2003), Into the Blue (2005) and Running Scared(2006), while also signing on to appear in the ensemble drama Noel(2004) and the children's adventure movie Eight Below (2006).
Walker also showed his range as an actor in the 2006 war dramaFlags of Our Fathers, directed by Clint Eastwood. He continued to take on more action movie roles in The Death and Life of Bobby Z(2007), Takers (2010) and Fast Five (2011)—the third installment of the Fast and Furious franchise.
In 2012, Walker signed on to filmThe Fast and the Furious 6 (2013), keeping the series' momentum going.
While not filming, Walker was active in Reach Out Worldwide, a nonprofit organization he formed in 2010 to bring aid to regions devastated by natural disasters.
Walker died in a car accident on November 30, 2013 at the age of 40. Walker was in Santa Clarita, California to attend a charity event for Reach Out Worldwide to benefit victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. He was reportedly in the passenger seat of a Porsche when his friend who was driving lost control, crashing the vehicle into a tree. The car was engulfed in flames and both individuals were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
At the time of his death, Walker was working on two upcoming films: Brick Mansions and Fast & Furious 7, both slated to be released in 2014.
Etiquetas: Famous English Speaking people
Saturday, 30 November 2013
Thursday, 28 November 2013
Wednesday, 27 November 2013
Ha, ha, ha... kids, what fun is this game! Tell Santa what you want him to do and he will do it.
Type in "commands" for example: drink, eat, sing, dance, breakdance, laugh, read, run around, fall down, roll over, jump, give gifts, shave beard, remove hat, ride Rudolph, decorate tree, kiss me, kiss Rudolph, juggle, play tennis, play basketball, play football, play baseball, play the guitar, play drums... and much more!
Monday, 25 November 2013
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Tuesday, 19 November 2013
I am your toilet, so how do you do.
I take away your wee, and the odd number two.
For a quiet moment, I'll always be there.
Bring in your troubles, you don't even have to care.
Oh think about the things you put me through.
(Things you put me through, that have been through you.)
Stuff from your body I'll happily take,
Liquid or solid, whatever you make.
When you think of all the things that I do,
It's time to say thanks to your loo.
If I wasn't there anymore,
You can only imagine disaster.
I am a lifesaver and that is not a lie,
Where I don't exist, thousands die.
So next time you have to, do a poo or a wee.
Thank the sanitary saints that you have a me.
When you think of all the things that I do,
It's time, to say thanks to your loo.
La la la la la la la la la la,
La la la la la la laaa
La la la la la laa
Join Louie the Loo to celebrate the little guy in the corner - your toilet! Did you know he's a life-saver, and where toilets don't exist, thousands die?
Around 700,000 children die every year from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation - that's almost 2,000 children a day.
Today is World Toilet Day, a UN recognized event, observed annually on 19 November. This international day of action aims to break the taboo around toilets and draw attention to the global sanitation challenge. To mark the occasion, I thought I would post this video for the 'before-you-go' toilet spray Poo-Pourri (a play on potpourri), which has got over 19m views on YouTube in just over two months. It certainly breaks the taboo around toilets, but also demonstrates how lucky (?) we are to not only have proper toilets, but also products to stop them smelling. Meanwhile, over 2.5 billion people don't have access to proper sanitation.