Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Armstrong will be 'much better off if he tells the truth' - HAMILTON

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Twilight Breaking Dawn part 2 Theme Song + Lyrics

A Thousand Years lyrics

(Verse 1)
Heart beats fast
Colors and promises
How to be brave
How can I love when I'm afraid
To fall
But watching you stand alone
All of my doubt
Suddenly goes away somehow

One step closer

(Chorus)
I have died everyday
waiting for you
Darlin' don't be afraid
I have loved you for a
Thousand years
I'll love you for a
Thousand more

(Verse 2)
Time stands still
beauty in all she is
I will be brave
I will not let anything
Take away
What's standing in front of me
Every breath,
Every hour has come to this

One step closer

(Chorus)
I have died everyday

Waiting for you
Darlin' don't be afraid
I have loved you for a
Thousand years
I'll love you for a
Thousand more

And all along I believed
I would find you
Time has brought
Your heart to me
I have loved you for a
Thousand years
I'll love you for a
Thousand more

One step closer
One step closer

(Chorus)
I have died everyday
Waiting for you
Darlin' don't be afraid,
I have loved you for a
Thousand years
I'll love you for a
Thousand more

And all along I believed
I would find you
Time has brought
Your heart to me
I have loved you for a
Thousand years
I'll love you for a
Thousand more

It's time to vote for Parent of the Year












Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Blonde: Sometimes Tomboy, Sometimes Feminine [PHOTOS]








THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 TAKES A BITE OUT OF THE RECORD BOOKS IN ITS OPENING WEEKEND IN SOUTH AFRICA

 
Johannesburg, 19 November 2012:- With anticipation at a fever pitch by Thursday evening, advance ticket sales for THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 were a good indication of the twi-hards eagerness to see the final instalment of the franchise and ensure it a place in the record books in South Africa. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 opened at R10.9 million for its opening three days making it the biggest three-day opening of all time in South Africa by 36%. It also goes down in the record books as the biggest box-office at cinemas for Friday and Saturday.

In its first three days at local cinemas, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 has been seen by more than 275,000 movie goers. Previous instalments of the franchise, Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and Eclipse both had supernatural openings and achieved over R11 million and R11.7 million respectively with their releases but for a five day period. The highly anticipated final instalment of The Twilight Saga, directed by Academy Award® winner Bill Condon, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.


 In THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2, Bella (Kristen Stewart) awakens transformed – she is now a mother and finally… a vampire. While her husband Edward (Robert Pattinson) delights in her beauty, speed, and uncommon self-control, newborn Bella has never felt more alive; and the destiny of her best friend Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) has become entwined in that of their exceptional daughter Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy). The arrival of a creature so rare cements an extended family, but will soon ignite forces that threaten to destroy them all. With more of the struggle, romance, passion, mystery, and action that made Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 international blockbusters, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 concludes the universally adored tale of love, family, courage, empowerment, and destiny.


Based on Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling book series, the novels and films constitute a full-blown cultural phenomenon with a dedicated global fan base that has eagerly awaited each instalment. The second of a two-part adaptation, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 is directed by Bill Condon from a screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the novel Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer. Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner star. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 is now playing at cinemas everywhere.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Lance Armstrong's response to doping allegations

Mankind: the Story of All of Us


Mankind The Story of All of Us narrated by Stephen Fry, is the first television series in a generation to look at the history of the human race through the ages, in a way that is highly ambitious in the scale of its cinematic vision, and uses dazzling CGI and dramatic reconstructions to bring to life the most critical events in human history.

From the creation of the planet billions of years ago, to the emergence of the first human species and evolution of man, this ambitious series from HISTORY presents a new perspective on our world history.

Who are we, how did we get here and what came before? Through state of the art production techniques, Mankind: The Story of All of Us links the past with the present, tracing humanity’s first steps out of Africa through the creation of empires to the globalised society of the 21st century. The series explores the connections that have shaped the modern world, providing a deeper understanding of how global discoveries have impacted on the world as we know it today.

This is a story of survival in a harsh brutal environment - against all odds. Where 99.9% of other species have perished throughout history, the human race struggled to overcome obstacles and adapt to changing environments in order to thrive. The series examines what is unique about us to have made humans the dominant species on the planet.

In each episode, the path of Mankind’s progress will be unlocked: from the first tools to the construction of the pyramids; the birth of agriculture and the revolutions in military technology; the Vikings landing in America and the discovery of new worlds, culminating in the industrial revolution and the making of the modern world. This is the story of the moments that changed history forever and made us who we are today. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Recent Writing: FINWEEK November 2012

The economics of doping – why it pays to cheat

By: Nick van der Leek
nickvanderleek@gmail.com
There is no question, our attitudes to doping are schizophrenic. While we deplore elite athletes who use performance enhancers, most people can’t start their day without one. One commercial company, Nestlé sees growth particularly in nutritional products that emphasise health, well-being and fitness.  Others go a step further. The maker of Creatine brag on its product labels that users of the product have previously won Olympic gold. Given society’s approach to nutrition and obsessions with appearances (from appetite suppressants used by teenagers to plastic surgery across the spectrum), it’s hardly surprising that doping is on the rise. ASA president James Evans notes skyrocketing numbers of positive tests amongst SA athletes of late. “I don’t know what’s going on,” Evans said in October 2012, “but doping in South African athletics is becoming a serious problem.”

For the man in the street, Lance Armstrong has become doping’s poster boy, and he’s likely to be in court for the foreseeable future, warding off claims to his ill-gotten gains. At the end of the process, at bears noting, he’s likely to be up on the whole deal. And this begs the question, is cheating worth it?

Read the rest.