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The royals a toxic court

In the soap opera that is Britain's Royal Family, one part of the cast seems destined to provide less than elevating storylines for years to come: its younger generation and their coterie of friends, hangers on and trainee courtiers. They are fast becoming the royals' toxic twentysomethings, and in the past seven days they have been on vintage form.

It has been, even by the rococo standards of the Windsors, a fine week for toe curling headlines. Last Sunday, there was "Royal victim of coke and sex blackmail bid". This was followed by "Police question Prince Harry over hen harrier shooting". And yesterday, the Daily Mail ran a spread headlined "Why does Harry drink so much?" replete with details of Knightsbridge nights running up 1,567 bar bills and 23 hour drinking sessions.

While a propensity to swallow alcohol at a rate that alarms more mature drinkers is hardly unusual in a 23 year old, the rest of Prince Harry's extra curricular CV is. There was his idea of a jolly costume party get up, as a soldier in General Rommel's Afrika Korps, complete with swastika armband. Back in bvlgari gold replica ring his teenage days there was the infamous News of the World cannabis "sting", which culminated in a day in a drugs rehabilitation clinic. And Harry is not ploughing a lone furrow as a royal roustabout.

Just what is it with the young royals? Is there something about living since birth with titles, money and yes men and women that does bad things to the character? Or are there bad eggs in their court leading them astray?

The man always nominated as exhibit A in the search for royal wrong 'uns is Guy Pelly, top drinking partner in crime to both the young princes. Mr Pelly, a leading member of the "aristobrat" pack of friends with whom the princes surround themselves, came to notoriety after wrongly being blamed for introducing Prince Harry bvlgari fake ring to cannabis.

Mr Pelly's various transgressions range from impersonating the Queen (and making lewd jokes at her expense) to stripping to his boxer shorts on drunken nights out. At one point Prince Charles was said to be so enraged by Mr Pelly's inappropriate behaviour that he bvlgari serpenti ring fake ordered Prince Harry to stop seeing his best friend. Who egged Prince Harry on to don his Nazi fancy dress costume? Why, Mr Pelly, of course.

But it's unfair to lay all the blame for Prince Harry's indiscretions at Mr Pelly's door. There are plenty of other culprits. Take Harry Meade, whose fancy dress bash it was. Mr Meade is no stranger to controversy: he was thrown out of the Labour Party conference for heckling Tony Blair.

Then there are the Van Cutsem sons. The four brothers, whose father, Hugh, was friends with Prince Charles at Cambridge, have all played big roles in the lives of the young princes at various stages. Not least last week: Prince Harry was thought to be out shooting with one of the Van Cutsem clan last month when the two hen harriers were killed. He spends most time with the youngest, William, although it is Hugh Jr who is handiest with a shotgun out on the grouse moor.

Not all Prince Harry's bad influences are male. There's the budding television presenter Natalie Pinkham for one. Prince Harry's girlfriend, Chelsy Davy, is among many who would ring snake fake rather the prince curtailed his boozy nights with Ms Pinkham. She made his acquaintance several years ago when her then boyfriend, an England rugby international, asked her to look after Prince Harry at a match. "Not that he needed much looking after," as she later recalled.

Pictures of him squeezing her breast showed a side of the prince that many members of the British public would rather the third in line to the throne kept to himself.

Not that Prince William often behaves much better. His worst excesses all seemed to occur during his recent split from Kate Middleton, his girlfriend. The break up turned him into something of a party demon overnight. The prince challenged his friends to drink the entire cocktail menu at the Mahiki club in Mayfair, and inebriation swiftly followed.

Although Prince William's male drinking chums include the likes of Mr Pelly and his oldest friend, Thomas van Straubenzee, they also include rather newer blood in the shape of Holly Branson, who has established herself at the heart of the young royals' set along with her brother, Sam. During the prince's split from Kate, Holly, heir to the Branson billions, was even touted as a potential love interest for the second in line to the throne. She was certainly present at the notorious night in Mahiki.

Another of the princes' inner circle and now their step brother, to boot Tom Parker Bowles has enjoyed his share of impropriety. Prince Charles was said to have told his now stepson to "pull himself together", which, to be fair, he did.

It isn't just Princes William and Harry busy hell raising. Princess Beatrice, 19, has been in on the act for some time. Tales of her misconduct usually seem to involve ex boyfriends, the most notorious of whom was Paolo Liuzzo, an American who faced jail after being accused of the manslaughter of a fellow student in a drunken brawl in 2002.

James Green, whom the princess dated briefly when she was 15, fared little better. He was kicked out of Harrow public school after being caught snorting cocaine. The royal soap goes on. Tune in soon for the next remarkable episode.

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Sep 29 '17 · 0 comments
Uninsured rate in California drops to record low

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The percentage of Californians without health insurance fell to a record low 7.1 percent in 2016, according to estimates released by the Centers for Disease Control on Tuesday.

The figure represents just a 1 percentage point drop from 2015, but is down significantly from the 17 percent uninsured rate in 2013, before the Affordable Care Act was implemented.

Similarly, the percentage of Americans without health insurance dropped slightly from 9.1 percent in 2015 to 8.8 percent in 2016.

The estimates, from the CDC National Center for Health Statistics, are based on data for the first nine months of 2016 that was collected from about 73,000 people in 38 states.

California was the only state among the 38 in the report that showed a significant decrease in its uninsured rate for adults between 18 and 64 dropping from 11 percent to 9 percent.

California officials welcomed the news as a sign bvlgari fake b zero ring that structures created by the Affordable Care Act, the federal health care law that expanded health care coverage to roughly 20 million Americans, are working.

California is proud to be part of the effort that is helping millions of people get the coverage and care they need, Executive Director Peter Lee said in a statement.

California is considered one of the most successful states in expanding health care coverage for its residents under the health care law, which is also known as Obamacare. The state has dramatically expanded its Medicaid program, Medi Cal, adding nearly 4 million newly eligible low income people since 2014.

Covered California, the insurance exchange through which low income residents and other individuals can buy insurance using federal subsidies, is growing and expects to hit 1.5 million people in 2017, up from 1.3 million in 2016.

The law expansion of Medicaid and its other provisions such as prohibiting insurers from denying patients coverage because of pre existing conditions are driving down the uninsured rate, said Cynthia Cox, an associate director at the Kaiser Family Foundation who researches the health law effect on private insurers and enrollees.

no question the (Affordable Care Act) is driving down the uninsured rate, she said. seen the uninsured rate fall every year since the law went into effect. The progress has slowed a bit, in the first couple years there was significant progress and now it more or less plateaued. But it still continuing to fall. zone >
Sep 29 '17 · 0 comments
Three Steps to Designing Your Best Life

Several years ago I did a reading with a woman who enjoyed a pretty good life until her husband cheated on her. To make matters worse, she was pregnant with their first child when it happened.

She decided to stay with him and even to have another child with him. And now that her second child was almost 3, she was on anti depressants.

When she came to me for a reading she talked openly about how unhappy and depressed she was. She hated her life. But she wouldn't discuss how unhappy she was in her marriage.

In fact, when she sat down at the beginning of our meeting she said to me, "I just want to warn you not to say anything negative about my husband. He's my soul mate. I know it. I'll never leave him."

I'd heard this before from women who came to me when their lives were in some kind of turmoil. They were desperately unhappy in their marriages and relationships and each time I heard one of them say this I knew what they were really saying. They didn't see how they could possibly make it on their own and therefore would do everything in their power not to be on their own.

This woman, we'll call her Petra, was intelligent, well educated and well spoken and entirely capable of making good decisions for herself.

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Unfortunately she did ask me several questions about her husband during that reading and as I do, I answered them honestly. This didn't make her happy since I wasn't able to give her the answers she wanted to hear.

This wasn't a man or a marriage that would change or get better.

Since our reading together, I've checked in on her energetically several times to see if perhaps things changed for her. I hoped that they would. But they haven't. She's still a very sad woman who, tragically, has an uncanny ability to hide her depression so that others think she's actually happy. Ultimately she lives as a depressed and lonely woman with no one to turn to since she's embarrassed about her situation and thinks no one will understand.

Not only is her thinking a potential prescription for suicide, I think her assumptions are completely wrong. I think almost every woman on the planet could understand her situation and would be happy to lend her whatever support she'd take.

Sadly, it's not unusual for women to find themselves in this situation.

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Be honest with yourself as to how you feel about your relationship and your life. Don't exist in some pretend land that tomorrow will be dramatically different just because you want it to be. Chances are that you, like the rest of us, will have to deal with what's on your plate. And you can.

Don't make excuses for the other person. Let them be who they are and take some time to see them clearly. If you're constantly propping them up with excuses, you'll continually feel betrayed, when truly, they've shown you who they are all along.

Be honest with yourself about what you want for your life. Even if you're not prepared to make any significant changes in your life today, knowing what you want is one of the important first steps.

I've seen countless success stories of women who went from barely surviving their daily depression and misery to living the life of their dreams bulgari gold replica ring by making energetic changes first.

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Sep 29 '17 · 0 comments
The religious right is history if he can

are facing. The anti gay position of mainstream Christianity has fallen out of favor with the public. Every reputable poll currently shows uncontested majority support for gay marriage. And the cultural shift happened more quickly than the churches can follow.

The Huffington Post's Josh Zepps recently asked Osteen about this snake ring jewelry replica passage from his new book, "Break Out: 5 Keys to Go Beyond Your Barrier and Live an Extraordinary Life": doesn matter who likes you or doesn like you, all that matters is that God likes you. He accepts you, he approves of you. wanted to know if this included gay folks. "Absolutely," Osteen offered without missing a beat. Evangelicals are notoriously tricky on the subject. It common theology to claim that God accepts absolutely everyone because being gay is viewed as an affliction, not an identity. What makes Osteen statement so unusual is his claim that God "approves" of gay folks.

The Texas megachurch pastor has always been relatively soft on the issue compared to his colleagues, notably the Evangelical behemoth Southern Baptist Convention. In the past, Osteen at the very least claimed homosexuality was unacceptable. He told Fox News Chris Wallace in 2012, believe that Scripture says that being gay is a sin, but bvlgari fake ring b zero1 every time I say that, Chris, I get people saying, a gay hater. In the same interview, Osteen immediately followed his anti gay pronouncement by saying, "Gays are some of the nicest, kindest, most loving people in the world." Osteen never says a bad word about LGBT individuals without offering some sort of olive branch afterward, often a condescending one. In a particularly weird moment with CNN Piers Morgan, he even professed a love of Lady Gaga while his wife prefers Madonna.

Sometimes, Osteen drops the anti gay facade entirely. In Boston, I once witnessed him personally intervene during a 2011 stop on his "Night of Hope" tour. The decidedly apolitical touring event is a mixture of top notch live music and inspirational sermons by the Osteen family. During the proceedings, local ministers are invited to offer blessings. One pastor offered a thinly veiled attack on LGBT individuals by rambling on in gendered language about stable heterosexual families.

Osteen rushed the stage claiming God had laid something on his own heart. He proceeded to bless "all families and those we love," curiously imploring god to help single person to find someone to love. The husband/wife dichotomy of the previous minister had just been passive aggressively knocked to the floor.

Some Evangelical church leaders are already going the full distance and embracing change. But he didn end with the endorsement. He pointedly criticized the Evangelical church for its role in anti gay discourse: "I think we are witnessing the death bulgari serpenti ring replica of a particular subculture that doesn work. I think there is a very narrow, politically intertwined, culturally ghettoized, Evangelical subculture that was told, 'We gonna change the thing,' and they haven And we have supported policies and ways of viewing the world that are actually destructive. And we done it in the name of God and we need to repent." The Evangelical Lutheran Church also made history this year by ordaining its first openly gay bishop to a six year term in May. also welcome LGBT parishioners and leaders.

The anti gay position is becoming increasingly problematic in churches given support for LGBT equality among young people, even including white Evangelicals. Ministers are being forced to either embrace a dying ideology or risk ejection from their churches. The "because God says so" answers derived from the Bible handful of homophobic passages are headed the way of biblical slavery defenses, and young Evangelicals aren buying. (It also of note that the nation largest Evangelical denomination, the previously mentioned SBC, was originally formed to protect the rights of slaveholders. They sorry now.

Complicating matters further is Catholicism recent tonal shift on LGBT issues, which could create a ripple effect throughout the Christian world. Pope Francis made Christians around the world do a double take when he claimed they were "obsessed" with gay people and needed to get over it, even going so far as to muse, " am I serpenti ring replica to judge a gay person of goodwill who seeks the Lord? won be surprising when Joel Osteen, along with the rest of the Evangelical community, announces an Obama style evolution on the issue. While some denominations will hold onto existing prejudice until the bitter end, most are likely headed the way of the Evangelical Lutherans. Until then, many Evangelicals across the nation will be forced into an uncomfortable gray area as church leaders furiously argue over an issue the rest of the country already decided.
Sep 29 '17 · 0 comments
Treatment For Alzheimer's Should Start Years Before Disease Sets In

Treatment for Alzheimer's probably needs to begin years or even decades before symptoms of the disease start to appear, scientists reported at this week's Society for Neuroscience meeting in New Orleans.

"By the time an Alzheimer's patient is diagnosed even with mild or moderate Alzheimer's there is very, very extensive neuron death," said John Morrison of Mount Sinai Medical School in New York. "And the neurons that die are precisely those neurons that allow you to navigate the world and make sense of the bulgari serpenti ring price fake world."

Once those neurons die, he says, critical brain circuits involved in thinking and memory are gone forever, Morrison said. "We need to move way back in time and intervene before there's extensive neuron death."

Morrison and others said it's possible that several recent trials bulgari fake ring of drugs for Alzheimer's have failed because the drugs were given after symptoms had already started to appear.

"It's possible we've tested things and discarded them prematurely," said Sam Gandy, also at Mount Sinai. "Now that we can see the changes in the brain that underlie Alzheimer's, we really should re evaluate some of the things we've looked at."

It's still not clear just how early treatment would have to start.

But one study presented at the neuroscience meeting suggested it could be a decade or more.

The study has been following 121 people as they age, said Lori Beason Held of the National Institute on Aging. Participants have undergone periodic scans that measure the function of certain areas of the brain, she says.

"Our study has discovered changes in the brain that occur up to 11 years before any symptoms occur," Beason bvlgari snake ring price fake Held said.

But it's likely that the process that leads to Alzheimer's begins even earlier, she said.

"If we need to stop things before they even start, it could be 20 years before somebody develops the symptoms," Beason Held said. "If it turns out that we can reverse some of the pathology then it might be, say, 10 years."

The new interest in early intervention has some scientists reconsidering experimental drugs that appeared to fail in people. But to retest these drugs, they would have to be administered to younger people who are not experiencing problems with thinking or memory and might never get Alzheimer's.

That raises some tricky ethical issues, Gandy said. "People have to understand the risks and make the decisions for themselves, with their physician, whether it's right for them to begin a drug for which the long term risks might not be known," he said.

One group that might take part in that kind of experiment is people with a family history of early onset Alzheimer's, researchers said.

Despite the setbacks in the search for treatments, many scientists at the neuroscience meeting still think they're closing in on drugs that will work.

One reason is the relatively recent discovery that neurons don't die just because someone is getting older. They appear to to remain healthy as long as the connections between them, known as synapses, remain intact, Morrison said.

So it may be possible to prevent Alzheimer's by giving middle aged people drugs that protect these synaptic connections, he said

"This current thinking that neuron death is not inevitable is a far more optimistic view," ring snake replica Morrison said. "And I think we will get to a point where we push back the average onset of Alzheimer's and may even decrease its prevalence."

But some scientists said they were discouraged by the recent failures with Alzheimer's drugs.

"Twenty years ago when I [began] this work I was hoping by 65 I was going to have a pill for myself," said Fred van Leuven, a researcher from KU Leuven in Belgium. "That's next year and I don't have a pill yet."

But during the neuroscience meeting, Van Leuven also presented a study showing that a new type of drug was able to help mice with an Alzheimer's like condition.
Sep 29 '17 · 0 comments
This is what happened when Van Gaal ran out of tricks

Traditional Dutch frailty in penalty shootouts again proved their Achilles heel when they lost 4 2 on spot kicks to Argentina after a goalless World Cup semi final on Wednesday.

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Coach Louis van Gaal was forced to use defender Ron Vlaar as his first penalty taker and he was also left to regret being unable to send on his expert spot kick saver Tim Krul for the shootout.

"I asked two players to take the first kick before deciding on Vlaar because I thought Vlaar was the best player on the field and I thought he had a great deal of confidence," Van Gaal told reporters.

"But it goes to show, when push comes to shove it is not easy to score a penalty kick. Everybody knows that."

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Van Gaal did not name the other player he had asked to take the first kick, a task handed in the quarter final win over Costa Rica to striker Robin van Persie who was substituted in extra time against Argentina.

Arjen Robben and Dirk Kuyt scored their penalties but midfielder Wesley Sneijder also missed while the Argentines converted four out of four to reach Sunday's final against Germany.

The Dutch have now lost two out of three penalty shootouts at bvlgari snake leather bracelet knock off World Cups as well as three out of four in European Championships.

"When you take one you have to score and that didn't happen, so it wasn't good enough," Vlaar said.

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"It's tough, but that's what sport is about," he added. "It really hurts, a dream which gets put out."

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Van Gaal also rued the fact he could not use substitute Krul in the shootout as he did so successfully against Costa Rica.

First choice Jasper Cillessen had failed to stop any of the 13 penalties he has faced in his professional career and that number increased to 17 on Wednesday.

Krul made two fine saves in the shootout against Costa Rica but Van Gaal had used all three substitutions against Argentina so Cillessen had to stay on the field.

"If I had had the opportunity to substitute Jasper I would have done that but I had already used three substitutes so I couldn do that," the Dutch coach told reporters.

"I thought it was necessary to get Van Persie out because he was on his last legs," he added. "My feeling was bulgari serpenti bracelet price knock off that (Klaas Jan) Huntelaar would make the goal."

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Argentina keeper Sergio Romero emerged as his team's hero by saving two of the four Dutch spot kicks and he is a player Van Gaal knows well.

"The penalty series is always a matter of luck," the Dutch coach said. "And, of course, I taught Romero how to stop penalties so that hurts."

Van Gaal brought Romero to AZ Alkmaar in 2007 when he was coach and although he later said his comments were made in jest his hurt was evident.

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Sep 29 '17 · 0 comments
Utah car crash kills 5 people and leaves 2 critically injured

Head on car crash kills five people and leaves two critically injured

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northern Utah killed three members of a familyBoth people in the sports car died after it burst into flames, and three of the van's passengers were killed, Trooper Evan Kirby told KSL TV . The other two passengers in the van were sent to the hospital in critical condition.

Lt. Scott Robertson encouraged safety while speaking to the affiliate station.

'Please slow down, wear your seat belt, don't get in a big hurry, make good passes,' he said.

No names or other details were immediately released.

The wreck occurred two days after a head on collision involving a wrong way driver on Interstate 80 in northern Utah killed three members of a copy bulgari bulgari bracelet family.

Investigators believe Mumford was driving under the influence at the time.

Troopers say both drivers were traveling at least 80 mph and did not hit the brakes, because there were no skid marks. The impact of the collision was so powerful that troopers were left in disbelief.

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This week on DVD

Beginners (1986). Directed by Julien Temple. Starring Eddie O Patsy Kensit, with appearances by David Bowie, Ray Davies, Sade (MGM). Musical set in 1950s England has a cult following, not utterly undeserved.

Street (1984). bulgari serpenti bracelet knock off Directed by Stan Lathan. Starring Guy Davis, Rae Dawn Chong (MGM). At the time, it was the greatest hip hop film ever made.

2: Electric Boogaloo (1984). Directed by Sam Firstenberg. Starring Lucinda Dickey, Adolfo Doo Quinones, Michael Shrimp Chambers (MGM). Perennial fave of drive in movie critic Joe Bob Briggs. Must be seen to be believed.

in the Sky (1986). Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. English language voices by James van der Beek, Anna Paquin, Cloris Leachman, Mandy Patinkin, Mark Hamill, Andy Dick. Two disc set. Extras: Original Japanese language track, introduction by John Lasseter ( Story the Microphone voice talent featurette, original Japanese trailers, original Japanese storyboards (Disney). Early classic from the genius of anime.

Chorus Line (1985). Directed by Richard Attenborough. Starring Michael Douglas, Terrence Mann, Audrey Landers. Extras: Broadway to Hollywood featurette with Marvin Hamlisch (MGM). Can we just admit that the whole Line phenomenon was embarrassing? Thank you.

(2002). Directed by Charles Stone III. Starring Nick Cannon, Zoe Saldana, Orlando Jones, Leonard Roberts, GQ, Jason Weaver, Earl C. Poitier, J. Anthony Brown. Extras: Commentary by director Stone, 10 deleted scenes, JC Chasez Me Up (With Her Love) music video, Joe featuring Jadakiss Want a Girl Like You music video, BET special featurette (Fox).

Special Edition (2002). Directed by Bruce Beresford. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Julianna Margulies, Aidan Quinn, Stephen Rea, Alan Bates. Extras: Commentary by Beresford, commentary by Brosnan and producer Beau St. Clair, Story Behind the Story featurette, featurette, photo gallery (MGM).

Guy Vol. 1 (1999 2000). Four disc set of the first and second seasons (28 episodes) of the animated Fox series. Extras: Commentary on select episodes (Fox).

IV (1984). Directed by Marco Bellocchio. Starring Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale (Accent Cinema). Adaptation of Luigi Pirandello theater classic; a must for drama buffs.

Delivery Service (1989). Directed by Hayao Miyazaki; voices of Kirsten Dunst, Phil Hartman, Matthew Lawrence, Debbie Reynolds, Janeane Garofalo. Two disc set. Extras: Original Japanese language track, introduction by John ( Story Lasseter, voice bvlgari serpenti bracelet price knock off talent featurette the Microphone, original Japanese trailers, original storyboards (Disney). More great animation from Miyazaki.

(1997). Directed by Adrian Lyne. Starring Jeremy Irons, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella, Dominique Swain (Lions Gate). A scandal, for some now forgotten reason. Opinions vary, but not nearly as bad as advertised at the time.

Fence (2002). Directed by Phillip Noyce. Starring Evelyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan, Kenneth Branagh. Aboriginal girls escape from racist captors in affecting Aussie period drama.

(1985). Directed by Joel Silberg. Starring Mario Van Peebles, Kadeem Hardison, Eriq La Salle (MGM). We haven seen it, but we guessing La Salle (later a star of would like this one buried.

(1980). Directed by Alan Rudolph. Starring Meat Loaf, with performances by Blondie, Alice Cooper, Roy Orbison (MGM). Completely baffling. Was there a lower point in any of these people careers?

(1988). Directed imitation bvlgari jewelry bracelet by Boaz Davidson. Starring Robby Rosa, Rodney Harvey, Magali Alvarado, Miranda Garrison (MGM). No idea whatever, except that it and real life salsa legends Celia Cruz and Willie Col appear briefly.

Away (2002). Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Voices of Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshett, Jason Marsden, Susan Egan, David copy bulgari bulgari bracelet Ogden Stiers, Lauren Holly, Michael Chiklis. Extras: Two disc set with original Japanese language track, introduction by John Lasseter, executive producer of the English language version; the Microphone voice talent feature; Art of Away' select storyboard to scene comparison; original Japanese trailers; English subtitles; English language track in Dolby 5.1 (Disney).

Transporter (2002). Directed by Corey Yuen. Starring Jason Statham, Qi Shu, Matt Schulze, Francois Berl Ric Young. Extras: Commentary by Yuen and Statham, 15 minutes of additional unrated action footage. deleted scenes, documentary (Fox). Statham was going to be the next action star. Back to the drawing board.
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This Day in Computer History

VDU's / Computer Monitors: Troubleshooting Tips, Tutorials Reviews Of The Latest Greatest Computer MonitorsThis Day in Computer HistoryThe Eckert Mauchly Computer Company, founded imitation bulgari bulgari bracelet by John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert formerly of the University of Pennsylvania, entered into a contract to develop the BINAC (BINary Automatic Computer) for the Northrop Aircraft Company. BINAC was both the world's first commercially built digital computer and the first computer with the ability to store programs. The system was the first and only computer built by the Eckert Mauchly Computer Company before it became a division of the Remington Rand Corporation. BINAC has a program capacity of five hundred twelve words. The number, which is 687 digits long, is the record breaking fifth Mersenne prime discover by Robinson since the imitation bvlgari rose gold bracelet beginning of the year. The five numbers discovered by Robinson, which were the first to be discovered in seventy bvlgari bracelet snake price knock off five years, were the thirteenth through seventeenth Mersenne Primes discovered. The name ToneLoc is an amalgam of the words "Tone Locator."The Hayes Corporation, one of the largest and oldest manufacturer of computer communications hardware such as modems, files for chapter eleven bankruptcy protection for the second bvlgari serpenti bracelet knock off time since 1994.
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the right car made

Around forty years ago, a new car began to be sighted across suburbia, one that was probably "one of those 'foreign jobs", such was its exotic appearance. Surely this could not be the latest SD1 series Rover 3500, as the Viking badge apparently stood for all that was decent, robust and respectable? But the precious P4, P5, P6 and Range Rover also demonstrated that the marque created its own traditions, bulgari serpenti bracelet leather knock off which they continued to do even when a part of the British Leyland empire.

The SD1 project commenced in 1971, with engineering courtesy of Spen King and coachwork from David Bache, whose intention was to create a five door super car for executive car money. Their challenge was made more intense by the fact that the new car had to replace both the Rover P6 and the Triumph 2000/2500 with a development budget was not extensive.

King's response was to use as many bvlgari red bracelet fake proven components as possible so that established mechanics could underpin Bache's Ferrari 365GTB/4 Daytona influenced coachwork. The pressure on the new model to succeed was made more intense by the fact that few if any BL cars were making any profit by the mid 1970s.

However, the Rover 's potential as executive transport seemed almost limitless at its launch on 30th June 1976. The price was a very reasonable 4,750 which considerably undercut many overseas' rivals, the top speed was an impressive 123 mph, it drove well and looked utterly splendid. Leyland dealers, some of who had been previously contemplating a defection to Toyota or Lada, could boast of the five speed manual gearbox, its starring appearances in The New Avengers and how the 3500 had been awarded the Don Safety Trophy.

When the SD1 was declared Car of the Year 1977, there must have been many BL employees who asked themselves "what could go wrong?".

And, as history relates, one of the finest cars to ever wear the Rover badge encountered problems virtually within months of its debut. Not nearly enough SD1s were initially built to satisfy consumer demand and there were complaints about terrible panel fitting and a general lack of quality control that Daimler Benz or Audi would not have tolerated on their products. 2600, as beloved of the London Metropolitan Police, and the entry copy bulgari bulgari bracelet level 2300 with its denuded instrument panel, usefully expanded the bvlgari replica serpenti bracelet range but all the while the British Leyland's malaise was slowly dissipating the Rover's potential.

The SD1 underwent a facelift in 1982 by which time BL had made a concerted effort to confront the Rover's many and various.

Indeed, development of the SD1 continued throughout the early 1980s with the 2.4 litre Turbo Diesel primarily aimed at the Italian export market and the extremely desirable Vanden Plas EFi, which combined the Vitesse power plant with a Daimler level specification. Most bizarre of all was the Indian built "Standard 2000",in which the Bache styled bodywork cloaked an updated version of the 1948 Standard Vanguard engine. The result was quickly nick named "The Stranded 2000"by its intended customer base.

The 800 series replaced the SD1 in June 1986 and over the past ten years Rover's first ever hatchback has been re evaluated by classic enthusiasts. As memories of the sagging headlining and the choke control that was prone to snapping off in the driver's hand fade, the Rover is increasingly regarded as a British design to rank alongside the Mini or Concorde.
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