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Diane A. Wade

Diane is a perfectionist. She enjoys searching the internet for the hottest events from around the world and writing an article about it. The details matter to her, so she makes sure the information is easy to read and understand. She likes traveling and history, especially ancient history. Being a very sociable person she has a blast having barbeque with family and friends.

San Francisco Fashion Week 2011.


Héléne Rochas and her feminine touch


[googlead tip=”patrat_mic” aliniat=”dreapta”]Hélène Rochas, icon of the Parisian elegance and businesswoman died on August, 6 at 84.


Hélène Rochas, icon of the Parisian elegance and businesswoman who took over the famous Rochas perfumes house  in 1955, died on August, 6 in her 84th year, announced today her children, according to AFP.

“The funeral took place today in the strictest privacy. A religious homage will be celebrated in September,”said the two children of Mrs. Rochas, in a statement through a law firm in Paris. Questioned by AFP, the law firm was not able to specify the location and cause of death nor the location of the funeral.

Hélène Rochas, image of the Parisian elegance and businesswoman died on August, 6 at 84 year-old

Hélène Rochas, image of the Parisian elegance and businesswoman died on August, 6 at 84 year-old



[googlead tip=”lista_mica” aliniat=”stanga”]Former model, born in 1927, Hélène Rochas married the designer Marcel Rochas in 1944. After Marcel Rochas’ death in 1955, she had resumed the reins of the Rochas’ company, “becoming the youngest business leader of France,” the statement said. She retained this position until 1971.


“She was really the icon of French elegance. This is the end of a myth, of an era. She was the muse of one of the great couturiers, the last who remain alive at that time,”

a Rochas house’s official told AFP.

Friend of Françoise Sagan, close to Yves Saint-Laurent, Hélène Rochas attended arts and fashion groups, before retiring in recent years from public life.

[googlead tip=”vertical_mic”]Rochas fragrances were made in collaboration with perfumers Jacques Cavallier, Michel Almairac, Nicolas Mamounas, Alberto Morillas, Quest, Jean-Michel Duriez, Edmond Roudnitska, Amandine Marie, Roger Pellegrino, Guy Robert, Theresa Roudnitska, Anne Flipo, Maurice Roucel and Christopher Sheldrake.

The earliest edition of Rochas perfume, “Air Jeune” was created in 1936 and had been withdrawn from sales at the beginning of the war.

In 1931, Marcel Rochas (29 year-old) opened his fashion house on 12 Matignon Avenue. His customers are, among others, Hollywood stars, as Carole Lombard, Marlène Dietrich, etc…

For the actress Mae West, Marcel Rochas have created a black wasp-waisted corset of chantilly.

In 1944, Edmond Roudnitska created for Rochas the perfume « Femme » in an amphora bottle inspired by the shapes of a woman, designed by Marcel Rochas and Albert Gosset

In 1944, Edmond Roudnitska created for Rochas the perfume « Femme » in an amphora bottle inspired by the shapes of a woman, designed by Marcel Rochas and Albert Gosset

In 1944, Edmond Roudnitska created for Rochas the perfume « Femme » in an amphora bottle inspired by the shapes of a woman, designed by Marcel Rochas and Albert Gosset. This will be proposed to the public in 1945, equipped with black lace.

In 1955, with the death of Marcel Rochas (53 year-old), the fashion house were closed. Marcel Rochas partner decided to continue the perfumery activity and he asked Hélène Rochas to be the company president. She was 28 year-old and was one of the youngest business leaders of France. She will remain with the Rochas perfumes house until 1971.

England riots, the fourth night. Nottingham police station firebombed, Manchester and Salford disturbances.


[googlead tip=”patrat_mic” aliniat=”dreapta”]Three nights of rioting in London and other British cities will raise the final England insurance bill to hundreds of millions of pounds.


Last days, Nick Starling, director of General Insurance and Health for the Association of British Insurers (ABI), made the prediction after further rioting in Birmingham, Bristol, Croydon, Lewisham and other locations of tens of millions, but the full extent of the looting, arson and criminal damage became apparent.


Charred remains of Reeves furniture shop Croydon, South London, following riots on Monday

Charred remains of Reeves furniture shop Croydon, South London, following riots on Monday


 The association added that it was still too early to have an accurate picture of the total costs:


“It is too early for us to have an accurate picture of total costs, especially business interruption costs, but insurers are expecting significant losses, of at least £10s of millions.”


News footage from last days events has shown a number of business premises looted and vandalized, including an apparent arson attack on a furniture store in Croydon, South London, that had been trading in the same location for over 100 years.

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[googlead tip=”vertical_mic”]The ABI has urged people affected by the riots in London and other parts of the country to contact their insurer as soon as possible. Many insurers run 24 hour help-lines and will be on hand to support people affected.

The ABI has also written to business groups to let business owners know that many commercial insurance policies will cover them for loss of trade as well as damage. People should contact their insurer for information and advice.

Nick Starling said:


“We have everysympathy for residents and business owners who have suffered damage to their properties.”


“We urge people to contact their insurer as soon as possible to check what they are covered for and arrange for immediate help. Many insurers operate a 24-hour claims line and can help people arrange for urgent repairs.”


“Home insurance should cover people for fire, looting or damage caused. Many policies will also cover people for accommodation costs if they can’t stay in their home.”


And he added that the priority for insurers at the moment is to help people through this incredibly traumatic time.

Regarding businesses affected by rioting, ABI informed people that:


“Most commercial insurance policies will cover businesses for damage to their premises, including the interruption to their business as a result of fire, looting and the other damage caused by the recent riots.”


It is important to know that some policies will cover those businesses which are not damaged but whose trade has been affected by the rioting aftermath.


PM David Cameron announced that a Riot Act police compensation scheme will operate as normal.


PM David Cameron announced that a Riot Act police compensation scheme will operate as normal, which has been welcomed by the UK insurance industry and ABI pledged to use its expertise to help the government and police authorities implement the scheme.

Otto Thoresen, ABI’s General Director said:


“The insurance industry is already paying out claims to people with insurance, but wants to do more to support the Government in helping people get back on their feet.”


The association also welcomed the PM’s agreement to its request to extend to the maximum of 42 days the amount of time claims can be made under the scheme.

The announcement came as the ABI revised its estimated figure of claims likely to be paid out by the insurance industry to be in excess of £200 million.

In addition, the ABI General Director said:


“We will work in partnership with the Government, and share our expertise, to make sure that the police compensation schemes work effectively and get compensation to people who need it quickly. It is important that, after the sad events of recent days, we do everything we can to help people recover.”


[googlead tip=”lista_mica” aliniat=”stanga”]The ABI is the voice of the UK’s insurance, investment and long-term savings industry. It has over 300 members, which together account for around 90% of premiums in the UK domestic market.

The UK insurance industry is the third largest in the world and the largest in Europe.


See how much will cost the England riots.

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Mark Duggan died by a single gunshot wounding his chest.

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England latest news. London riots spread accross England: Liverpool, Birmingham, Bristol and Nottingham!

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New London riots. The third night of street violence!


Mark Duggan was shot in Northern London.


Northern London riots for Mark Duggan’s death.


According to the police reports, the weapon being carried by Mark Duggan on Thursday was a converted handgun capable of firing real ammunition.

Two police cars and a double decker bus were torched and several local stores were looted by violent rioters last weekend in northern London, Tottenham.

Riots began Saturday evening after more than 120 people marched from Broadwater Farm to Tottenham police station to demand “justice” over the Thursday deadly shooting of a young black man, Mark Duggan, by the police.

Forensic tests on Mark Duggan’s death are being carried out on the handgun found at the scene of Duggan’s fatal shooting and bullets fired by the police.

Mark Duggan was shot by the police Thursday August 4

Mark Duggan was shot by the police on Thursday August, 4

Ballistics experts have established that the firearm being carried in the minicab was a lethal weapon. It used to be a handgun which previously had not been capable of firing – a replica, a starting pistol or a collector’s weapon. But the gun had been converted, as many illegal firearms purchased on the street are – in order to carry real ammunition.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said they hope to have a more complete ballistics picture within 24 hours, which seems to be a complex picture, involving a number of tests to establish trajectory of bullets and how many were fired.

According to Sky the C019, firearms officer said that he never claimed Duggan had shot at him.

The officer involved in Thursday evening attempted arrest told investigators that he opened fire because he believed he was in danger from a lethal weapon. Two shots were fired; one hit Duggan and one missed lodging in another officer’s radio.

Forensic tests will establish eventually if Mark Duggan fired his weapon at all during the attempted arrest.

Rachel Cerfontyne, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) commissioner in charge of the independent investigation into Mark Duggan’s fatal shooting said:

“IPCC investigators are currently liaising with scientists at the Forensic Science Service regarding analysis on ballistics. We would anticipate being in a position to share verified results within the next 24 hours.”

According to The Guardian Monday report, initial ballistics tests on a bullet found lodged in a firearms officer’s police radio was a police issue bullet – indicating that Duggan had not opened fire at the officer.

Concluding precisely what really happened when Trident officers, supported by members of the Metropolitan Police stopped the minicab carrying Mark Duggan on Thursday evening relies heavily on the ballistics results and the trajectory on the bullets fired.

Ballistic tests are also carried out to establish the range at which the shots were fired at Duggan. The Metropolitan Police joined the IPCC to say that any suggestion he was killed in an execution style shooting by shots to the head was “inflammatory” and inaccurate.

The IPCC said yesterday that Mark Duggan’s family is being kept up to date with developments.

Rachel Cerfontyne said the family’s concerns were not about contact with the IPCC but the lack of contact from the police in delivering news of his death to Mark Duggan’s parents.

“In the course of our contact (with the family) I know that the family – and indeed the community still have many unanswered questions,”

Rachel Cerfontyne said.

NYSE decline and its echo on Asian and European markets. Hong Kong SE fell by 7.24%.

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New York Stock Exchange opened on red.

A new session of the US stock market was on chaos. Few minutes after the trading session opening, the Dow Jones has already decreased by 7.3%, being lowest in the last five years. The state of uncertainty and not very encouraging prospects caused a panic among international financial markets which it has reflected as a general fall in stock market indices.

NYSE Dow Jones is the ninth consecutive day of decline marking the collapse of the longest history.

NYSE. Dow Jones is the ninth consecutive day of decline marking the collapse of the longest history.


The Moscow stock market was closed, as well as in Vienna.

Dow Jones entered the ninth consecutive day of decline recorded as the longest fall since 1978. World stock exchanges have lost more than 2,000 billion dollars just last week.

U.S. stocks and oil prices continued their decline amid concerns about U.S. economic growth and despite the Senate and House of Representatives plan approval to increase the debt ceiling.

According to Bloomberg, Dow Jones is the ninth consecutive day of decline marking the collapse of the longest history.

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Only last week, the value of shares listed on stock exchanges around the world fell by more than 2,000 billion dollars.

Investors preferred to withdraw the Swiss franc and gold which is why the central bank of Switzerland decided in an unprecedented measure to reduce the interest to “near zero” to avoid a new assessment.

The other major exchanges, such as the London and Frankfurt indices recorded declines of more than 10%.

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Mark Duggan’s funeral, one month after London riots. 


See how much will cost the England riots.


England latest news. London riots spread accross England: Liverpool, Birmingham, Bristol and Nottingham!

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New London riots. The third night of street violence!


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Mark Duggan’s forensic report.


Mark Duggan was shot in Northern London

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Two police cars and a double decker bus were torched and several local stores were looted by violent rioters yesterday night in northern London, Tottenham.

According to the eyewitnesses it was a chaos which rages for hours and fires blazed throughout the night while police tried to get the scene under control. People estimated there were 400-500 demonstrators in the streets.

Northern London riots, August 7, 2011

Northern London riots, August 7, 2011

Maria Robinson, Tottenham resident, described the scene in an interview with the BBC.

“The police are hiding. I actually saw a group of police officers run through an alley away from a group of people that are running towards them,” Robinson said.

“The police seem very frightened of the situation at the moment.”

As a result of last Saturday night riots, 26 police officers and 3 others were injured and 42 people have been arrested.

London Metropolitan Police admitted they “had not anticipated” the violence, which came in response to the death of 29-year-old Mark Duggan, shot by police officers on Thursday.

What began as a peaceful march for Mark Duggan exploded into violent street riots when the event was “hijacked by mindless thugs,” police told the Guardian.

Mark Duggan, a black father of four, was killed by police after he was pulled over in a minicab and officers attempted to arrest him. Details on the circumstances of his death remain unclear as police have not released information about why Mark Duggan was pulled over or who shot him.

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The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) release statement concerning Mark Duggan:


“I understand the distress that the shooting of Mark Duggan has caused to his family and in the community and that people need answers about what happened to him,” an IPCC spokesman said.

“This case (Mark Duggan) was referred to the IPCC immediately and we declared it an independent investigation and sent our investigators straight to the scene in Tottenham, where they took control and remained until late Friday night, supervising the forensic examinations. An independent investigation means that all aspects are carried out by IPCC investigators.

“We are in close contact with Mark Duggan’s family and supported 14 family members and friends in viewing and formally identifying Mr Duggan’s body. We have been in telephone contact with close family tonight and have further meetings with them tomorrow.

“I have tonight spoken to community representatives and hope to meet with them and others as early as possible. I remain in frequent contact with David Lammy, the local MP.

“We are still gathering evidence and will release further details about our progress with the investigation as soon as we can.”


David Lammy , member of Parliament for Tottenham , decried the violence, telling reporters that many of the violent protesters “were not from Tottenham” but had traveled to join in the looting.

“A community that was already hurting has had its heart ripped out,” David Lammy said.

The incident seemed to be very similar to Tottenham’s 1985 Broadwater Farm riot, an outbreak of violence sparked by the death of Cynthia Jarrett, a woman who died while police officers were searching her home in connection with her son’s arrest. Cynthia Jarrett’s death was followed by rioting which turned violent, ending in the death of police officer Keith Blakelock.

Tottenham residents said tensions have eased in recent years between the community and the police, but Mark Duggan’s death seems to have ignited the old hostilities.

England latest news. London riots spread accross England: Liverpool, Birmingham, Bristol and Nottingham!

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New London riots. The third night of street violence!

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Northern London riots for Mark Duggan’s death.

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Riots on London streets – police tried to restore order in northern London – Tottenham after rioters torching police cars and looted stores following a protest over the deadly shooting of a man by officers.  


Riots began at about 5PM local time Saturday after more than 120 people marched from Broadwater Farm to Tottenham police station to demand “justice” over the deadly shooting of a young black man by police.

Riots on a main road in Tottenham, London

Mark Duggan – the shot man- was a 29-year-old father of four. Mark Duggan died on Thursday in a shootout with Tottenham police officers.

The march, which seemed to begin peacefully, turned violent immediately after dark when two empty police cars parked about 200 meters from the police station were set upon.

Vanessa Robinson, who had taken part in the original march, told the BBC that:

“The rally had started peacefully and descended into absolute chaos”.

The police cars were torched and hundreds of people ran amok outside the police station and also set fire to a double-decker bus and several buildings and shops, including a supermarket. Rioters kicked in windows on the area’s main street as shops were looted, with people seen carting away shopping trolleys full of stolen goods including television sets and clothes.

Tottenham Riots August 6/7th 2011

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The violence spread to surrounding residential streets, where vans were also torched.

Some of residents fled their homes, according to the Sky News.

Rioters were armed with metal bars, petrol bombs and baseball bats and numbering at least 300.

8 police officers have been taken to hospital and one of them suffered a head injury.

Media crews had been forced to withdraw from the area after being targeted by rioters.

A London’s Metropolitan Police spokesman said:

“A number of bottles were thrown at these two cars — one was set alight and the second was pushed into the middle of the High Road. It was subsequently set alight”.

“The officers were not in the vehicles and were unhurt.”

Nikki, 53, a Mark Duggan family friend, said Duggan’s friends and relatives had organised the protest because “something (had) to be done” and the marchers wanted “justice for the family”.

Many of those rioters lay down on the road to make their point, she said, adding that while Mark Duggan was “involved in things“, he was not a violent man.

There were some reports telling the unrest was further stoked by posts on social and media networks such as Twitter urging other people to join in.

“It’s an absolute war zone. I walked up there,” said an eyewitness, who only named him as Tim.

“I saw about five youths, all faces covered up. They set a wheelie (trash) bin on fire and threw it into the riot police.”

An unnamed rioter reportedly told Channel Four News:

 “This is just the beginning, this is war, and this is what you get — fire.”

David Akinsanya, local resident, 46 year-old, said:

“It’s really bad,”

“I’m feeling unsafe. I saw a guy getting attacked.”

The scene that greeted locals on Sunday morning was like something from a war zone.

One person, who managed to escape before his apartment was burned down, told Sky News that some of his neighbours had managed to get out with only the clothes on their back.

Man said the scene that greeted locals on Sunday morning was like something from a war zone.

“It’s like looking at a scene from somewhere like Syria,” he said.

“It’s surreal. I mean, this is London. This is Tottenham. This is where we live. It’s like something from the Second World War.”

“I don’t know how this happened. I don’t know how this was allowed to happen.”

“This has just ruined so many people’s lives. People have lost everything,” he said.

Sunday morning, police said the situation had calmed on the High Road but officers were still responding to the troubles flaring up elsewhere in the area.

There were also unconfirmed reports that the unrest had spread to nearby Wood Green.

Firefighters were still putting out several small blazes on Sunday morning.

London Police were unable yet to give a count of the buildings and vehicles torched, and the number of arrests was still unknown.

19 people, besides the number of police officers affectted, were believed to have been hurt in the riots.

Stephen Watson, Metropolitan Police Commander said:

“These are very distressing scenes for Londoners,”

“It’s important we emphasize that the safety of the public is of paramount importance to us … Our absolute aim is to restore normality.”

As a reaction to the violent acts, the Metropolitan Police opened the Gold Command Control centre, which is normally used only for major events and incidents, like the royal wedding in April and last December’s student protests.

London Mayor Boris Johnson’s spokeman said Duggan’s shooting was the subject of an inquiry by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

The IPCC has appealed for any witnesses to Duggan’s death to come. The IPCC, which investigates all police shootings, said that specialist firearms officers (on a regular basis, the British police officers do not carry guns) stopped a minicab Thursday to carry out a pre-planned arrest.

They IPCC officers were accompanied by other officers from Trident, which is the unit focused on tackling gun crime in the black community.

The IPCC said:

“Shots were fired and a 29-year-old man, who was a passenger in the cab, died at the scene,”.

“It is believed that two shots were fired by a firearms officer, equipped with a Heckler and Koch MP5 carbine. A non-police issue handgun was recovered at the scene.”

“An officer’s radio which appears to have a bullet lodged in it has also been recovered. Both the radio and the handgun are being sent for expedited forensic tests.”

The Broadwater Farm area is widely known as being the site of a notorious riot in 1985 that followed the death of an African-Caribbean woman who suffered heart failure during a police search of her home. Police Constable Keith Blakelock was brutally stabbed and beaten to death in the ensuing unrest.

What Happened At The MDA Telethon? Tribute To Jerry Lewis.


Jerry Lewis Is Missing From Today Telethon.


Jerry Lewis NOT back to the MDA Labor Day Telethon hosting.


Jerry Lewis reinstated as MDA Labor Day Telethon host?


Latest Updates on Jerry Lewis and 2011 MDA telethon.


Jerry Lewis dropped by MDA for 2011 telethon.

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Fellow comedians are just outraged about the MDA decision to drop Jerry Lewis as host and chairman of  the Telethone.

The yesterday, Aug. 4, Muscular Dystrophy Association announcement that Jerry Lewis won’t host MDA Labor Day Telethon raised a lot of question marks among fans and fellow comedians. All of them are just as outraged about the decision to drop Jerry Lewis as the former host of  MDA Telethon TV show.

Did Jerry Lewis leave the telethon?
Jerry Lewis

Tom Arnold, Paul Rodriguez and Albert Brooks, among others, said Jerry Lewis was treated unfairly.

Paul Rodriguez said:

“As a fellow comedian, it’s really crappy the way they treated him,”

“The man is an institution. They should have found a better was to let him go. The way they did it, it’s gonna hurt their charity.”


 [googlead tip=”lista_mare” aliniat=”stanga”]Jerry Lewis is the face of Telethon

Jamie Masada, the longtime owner of the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles, said he’s received a dozen messages from comedians, including Dane Cook and Dave Chappelle, expressing anger over the way Jerry Lewis had been dropped from the MDA annual show.

“He’s the face of the telethon,” Masada said.

“Without him, there’s no show.”

A Jerry Lewis’ spokeswoman said the star had no comment on his exit from the telethon. But others rallied to Lewis’ defense.

The decision represented an about-face from the MDA’s announcement in May that Jerry Lewis would host the telethon for a final time this year, and would appear in the closing moments of future telethons to sing his trademark number, “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”

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Jerry Lewis said Saturday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Beverly Hills that he saw himself continuing, in part because his role as host went beyond a show business opportunity.

When a questioner asked what he would have to do to be satisfied with his life, he replied:

“Get the cure for muscular dystrophy, then I’m fine.”

According to MDA insider sources:

 “The organization made an executive decision to part ways with Lewis, who, by and large, discredited the very industry that made him who he is,”

“And because the telethon is one of the biggest television events of the year, they couldn’t take a chance at more bad publicity, especially from its pitchman and host.”


Jerry Lewis, 85 comedian, started hosting MDA charity events in 1952.

Since the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon first aired in 1966, according to a June report by ABC News, Lewis calculated that after 61 years the telethon has raised $2.6 billion. Since 1966 when the telethon became what it is today – the annual Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon – until 2010 Jerry Lewis has been the face of the Muscular Dystrophy Association .

The telethon is now called the MDA Labor Day Telethon.

The marathon telecast was once a must-stop venue for comedians and entertainers. During the height of its popularity, the telethon featured performances from show business luminaries, including Sammy Davis Jr., Liberace, the Supremes, Johnny Cash and Frank Sinatra.

Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra

In recent decades, the event’s appeal faded with younger viewers who found the format somewhat dated. Indeed, the telethon model itself as a fundraising vehicle lost much of its force, particularly with the rise of the Internet, which emerged as a more potent generator of donations.

Even before ousting Jerry Lewis, the MDA was poised to scale back the telethon from more than 20 hours to as few as six, primarily because stations were threatening to drop all or part of the telecast.

The telethon’s earning power had declined in recent years. According to public tax filings, the telethon brought in $56.4 million in gross receipts in 2005.

But in 2009, the latest year for which records are available, the tally dropped to $45.6 million.

Jerry Lewis 2009 MDA Telethon final hour – Youtube

The MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) has not announced a replacement for Jerry Lewis.

The MDA said it did not expect to name a new host this year and that the Sept. 4 event would be shepherded by entertainment personalities Nigel Lythgoe, Jann Carl, Alison Sweeney and Nancy O’Dell.

Muscular dystrophy is a group of more than 40 disorders that affect more than 1 million Americans. The maladies, sometimes referred to as neuromuscular disorders, weaken the muscles and eventually result in profound disability. The most common form of the disease is Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which affects about 1 in 3,500 males worldwide.

Marg Helgenberger

Marg Helgenberger


Marg Helgenberger has been regular with CSI for 11 years.

[googlead tip=”lista_medie” aliniat=”stanga”] Marg Helgenberger, who has been regular with “CSI – Crime Scene Investigation” since it began 11 years ago, has announced she’ll be leaving the forensics drama at the end of this season.

Marg Helgenberger, 52, who has portrayed investigator Catherine Willows on the show, told reporters gathered in California for the annual fall TV previews she plans to leave at the end of the upcoming 12th season of what CBS is calling the most watched TV series in the world.

“I was planning on leaving after last season,”

Marg Helgenberger said, adding that producers asked her into staying for the next season so they could better script her exit.


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Ted Danson will taker over from Laurence Fishburne.

Marg Helgenberger exit comes just as former “Cheers” actor and co-star of HBO’s “Bored to Death” Ted Danson joins the cast. Ted Danson, who replaces Laurence Fishburne, will play CSI supervisor DB Russell. Beloved TV star Ted Danson will take over from him when the popular drama returns later this year. Laurence Fishburne, who replaced CSI producer and star William Petersen, quit the show in May.

Laurence Fishburne

Executive producer Don McGill says Russell is a family man who grew up in a commune with folk-singing parents.

Ted Danson, 63, said he enjoys working on a crime drama, but joked – “they still won’t give me a gun.”Ted Danson

Marg Helgenberger started her cast as Catherine Willows, a blood spatter analyst in 2000 in “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and in this series, she won a Screen Actor Guild Award as The Cast of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (CSI), two People’s Choice Award as a Favorite Female TV Star (CSI) and as The Cast of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (CSI) all in the year of 2005. The awards are of course the results of her hard work. She went so far as to learn the real things to do and even witnessed autopsies that were being performed at the time.

 [googlead tip=”patrat_mare”] Due to her achievements, her hometown of North Bend, Nebraska, renamed the street of her childhood home to “Helgenberger Avenue” in mid 2006.

Marg Helgenberger was married to Alan Rosenberg in 1989 and gave birth to Hugh Howard Rosenberg who was named after her late father.

Due to Marg’s mother’s struggle against breast cancer for the last 27 years and her survival, she and Alan decided to get involved in the fight against breast cancer and started an annual “Marg and Alan’s Celebrity Weekend” in Omaha, Nebraska in 1997. The event is held for 3 days per each year and usually includes a two-day celebrity golf tournament at Dodge Riverside Golf Club and a cancer-survivor celebration at Harrah’s Casino.

Her marriage to Alan did not last forever. They separated in 2008 and finally divorced in 2010.

AstraZeneca today announced that AXANUM, a fixed dose combination of 81 mg low-dose ASA (acetylsalicylic acid) and 20 mg esomeprazole (Nexium), has received positive agreement for approval in 23 European Union member countries and in Norway.

 [googlead tip=”lista_mare” aliniat=”stanga”] AXANUM once-daily pill is a combination of low-dose ASA 81mg and esomeprazole 20mg.

Esomeprazole, which is the active ingredient in the proton pump inhibitor (PPI) Nexium, is approved for the risk reduction of peptic ulcer development in low-dose ASA patients and is the only PPI approved for the risk reduction of re-bleeding in peptic ulcer bleed patients.



AXANUM is indicated for prevention of cardiovascular (CV) events such as heart attack or stroke, in high-risk CV patients in need of daily low-dose ASA treatment and who are at risk of gastric ulcers.

Low-dose ASA (commonly known as aspirin) is recommended mainstay therapy for patients with high-risk for cardiovascular events. About one third of these patients are also at increased risk of gastro-duodenal ulcer. Low-dose ASA further increases the risk for gastric ulcers and gastrointestinal bleeding. In fact, the most common reason for stopping low-dose ASA treatment is upper gastrointestinal problems. The consequences of interrupting low-dose ASA treatment can be severe, increasing the risk of a heart attack or stroke as early as eight to 10 days later.

[googlead tip=”vertical_mare” aliniat=”stanga”] AXANUM is the only medicine that ensures every single pill of low-dose ASA comes with built-in protection against gastric ulcers.

That means AXANUM has the potential to provide continuous CV protection in this patient population.

The EU decision took place under the decentralized procedure (DCP), with Germany acting as reference member state. This process is now followed by national approvals and local pricing and reimbursement discussions.

AstraZeneca submitted a Marketing Authorization Application in the EU via the Decentralized Procedure for AXANUM on 30 April 2009. The EU Concerned Member States include: Austria; Belgium, Denmark, Luxemburg, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Finland, France, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia and Norway. The Member States will now work to pursue pricing/reimbursement and national approvals.

In 2010, AstraZeneca has obtained a complete response letter (CRL) from FDA for its new drug application Axanum. [googlead tip=”lista_mare” aliniat=”dreapta”]

Additionally it has also received a CRL for the supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium).

AstraZeneca is currently evaluating the CRLs, and will continue discussions with the FDA to determine next steps with respect to both the AXANUM NDA as well as the NEXIUM sNDA and will respond to the agency’s request for additional information.

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business with a primary focus on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines for gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, neuroscience, respiratory and inflammation, oncology and infectious disease. AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.

[googlead tip=”lista_medie” aliniat=”dreapta”] Ronnie Brown signed one year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles Tuesday afternoon.

Ronnie Brown NFL

Ronnie Brown


Howie Roseman, Philadelphia Eagles GM, has declared:

“Ronnie is an all-around running back with a versatile skill set”.

“He can run the ball, catch it, and does very well in pass protection. He’ll add some good size to our backfield and he’s a good character guy. We think he’ll be a tremendous compliment to LeSean (McCoy) and the other young backs on this team that we really like. You can never have enough good running backs in this league and we are happy to have Ronnie join us.”

However, Ronnie Brown is a bigger, by about 20 pounds, version of McCoy, though he’s not as quick.

 [googlead tip=”patrat_mic” aliniat=”dreapta”] Ronnie Brown played and started in 9 of the 16 games of the regular 2009-10 NFL season. During those nine games Ronnie Brown managed to carry the ball 148 times for a total of 648 yards averaging 4.4 yards per carry. Ronnie Brown also managed to rush for eight touchdowns. In addition to rushing the ball managed to complete 14 passes for a total of 98 yards. During the 11th week of the regular season Ronnie Brown suffered a right foot injury against Tampa Bay and was placed on injured reserve. That injury caused him to miss the remainder of the season.

On March 19, 2010, Ronnie Brown has been arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol outside Atlanta.

In 2010, Ronnie Brown became a restricted free agent but signed with the Miami Dolphins for the second time.

Ronnie Brown

Ronnie Brown

 [googlead tip=”vertical_mare” aliniat=”stanga”] Howie Roseman’s acquisition of Ronnie Brown is the very last in a row of moves which have brought to Philadelphia Eagles: CBs- Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, DE – Jason Babin, DT – Cullen Jenkins and QB Vince Young.

Philadelphia Eagles last won an NFL title in 1960.


 [googlead tip=”vertical_mare” aliniat=”dreapta”] Ryan Matthews, the head trainer and owner of Off Leash Dog Training in Loveland, Colorado, has been arrested Saturday and charged Monday with aggravated cruelty to animals – severely beating a Belgian Malinois, according to the District Attorney’s Office.


The allegations involve a Belgian Malinois that was reported by a witness to have been severely beaten.

The Belgian Shepherd Dog (Malinois) is a breed of dog, sometimes classified as a variety of the Belgian Shepherd Dog rather than as a separate breed. These dogs are popular in use of police departments, as are German Shepherds.

Belgian MalinoisLike all Belgian Shepherds, the Belgian Malinois is a medium-sized and square-proportioned dog in the sheepdog family. The Belgian Malinois has a short mahogany coat with black overlay. It has black erect ears and a black muzzle. It has a square build in comparison to the German Shepherd.

The witness reported she saw Ryan Matthews strike and kick the Belgian Malinois several times and even dog a “body slam.”

The person called police on July 17, two days after witnessing the alleged abuse.

Larimer County Humane Society investigators obtained a video surveillance taken inside the kennel that confirmed allegations of the beating.

Investigators found blood on the carpet and a hole in the wall, which supports the witness testimony that Matthews slammed the Belgian Malinois’ muzzled nose into the sheetrock wall, causing the hole.

The dog trainer denied that he ever hit or kicked dogs during training, and a veterinarian found no neurological or skeletal abnormalities on the dog, according to the arrest affidavit.

 [googlead tip=”lista_mare” aliniat=”dreapta”] According to Matthews’ website:

“Ryan served in the US Army for six years and has been training police and working dogs since 2002. He has developed green dogs (untrained working dogs), protection dogs and both narcotic and explosive detection canines. Ryan has worked with the United States Secret Service on Presidential and Vice Presidential protection missions and has been called to serve on numerous bomb threats in support of local police departments. He served as an explosive canine handler in Mosul, Iraq.

“Ryan is a certified Narcotic Dog Handler, a certified Explosive Dog Handler, and a certified Patrol/Attack Dog Handler…”

 [googlead tip=”patrat_mare”] Tuesday afternoon – Ryan Matthews’ first court appearance on the felony animal cruelty charge.

Persons who worked next door to Matthews said they could not believe the allegations because he preached a non-violent approach to dog training.

“I was shocked and dismayed that the possibility exists that Ryan would raise a hand to an animal,” said his landlord, Ron Busby. “From what I’ve seen, it would be completely out of character.”

Ron Busby also said Matthews had recently been under extreme stress after a cancer scare.

Apple is finally revealing the cloud-based features and pricing options and has opened one of many pathways to the iCloud beta by making the MobileMe replacement accessible to the web.  [googlead tip=”vertical_mic”]

iCloud.com is now available to Apple developers from worldwide.

However, the users still require a developer account — linked into their Apple ID — to access the iCloud features.

iCloud has been announced at WWDC 2011 in California in June and is the replacement of Apple’s MobileMe service.  [googlead tip=”patrat_mic” aliniat=”dreapta”]

iCloud features your iWork, Contacts, Calendar, and Find my iPhone — features which are available in both Mac OS X and iOS 5.

iCloud also includes a new Mail application being similar as design to Mac OS X Lion’s Mail application and keeping consistency across the board. The same thing can be said about the other cloud-based applications, which includes Keynote and Numbers for Mac.

iCloud Apple

iCloud Apple



iCloud price has also been revealed.

As the iCloud comes with 5GB free storage, anything more than this will cost. This will be upgradable via the settings application in iOS 5, so users can upgrade as and when they wish, all over the world:

10GB includes 15GB total iCloud storage at $20 per year

20GB includes 25GB total iCloud storage at $40 per year  [googlead tip=”lista_mica” aliniat=”dreapta”]

 50GB includes 55GB total iCloud storage at $100 per year


This fall will bring to the masses the full version of iCloud.

iCloud alternatives include:  CloudMe, eyeOs, Ghost.cc, Cloudo, Glide, Icube OOS, MyGoya, Cube-OS

[googlead tip=”vertical_mediu” aliniat=”dreapta”] Ashley Hebert, the latest Bachelorette, has chosen her match made in heaven on Tv network.

The last man standing on the ABC relationship reality show “The Bachelorette” is J.P. Rosenbaum from New York’s Long Island.

Ashley Hebert selected the 34-year-old construction manager over winemaker Ben Flajnik from California in Monday’s two-hour finale.

Ashley Hebert accepted Rosenbaum’s proposal on the show.


Ashley Hebert

Ashley Hebert

Ashley Hebert, 26, is a Maine native.

Ashley Hebert now lives in Philadelphia and attends dental care school.

Until now, two couples from “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” franchise have made it down the church


Two guys proposed Ashley Hebert on Monday’s finale:winemaker Ben Flajnik, 28, and New York construction manager J.P. Rosenbaum, 34. 

From the beginning, Ashley Hebert had an amazing connection to Flajnik and she was more reserved with regard to Rosenbaum who finaly captured her heart.

After refusing Flajnik’s heartfelt proposal in which he confessed,

“Every second I spend with you makes me fell deeper in love with you. I want to thank you for allowing me to feel completely and utterly vulnerable and open with you,”

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Ashley Hebert waited for Rosenbaum’s arrival via seaplane.

Once J.P. Rosenbaum arrived, neither he nor Ashley Hebert could contain their happiness.

“All the time we’ve spent together, it’s been the happiest time of my life,”

said J.P.Rosenbaum.

 “And you always say to me you’re smiling all the time, you’re going to have wrinkles when you’re older. Well, I smile because of you. You bring that out. What I do know for absolute certain is that I am madly in love with you. I love everything about you.”

After a passionate kiss, Ashley Hebert tells him:

 “Today is the reason why I went through all the good times and the bad times, and I’ve been wanting to tell you how much I loved you for so long now. You mean the world to me and I do not want to be with anyone else forever.”

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“I’m so in love with you. You’re the one. You’re it,” 

Rosenbaum said , getting down on one knee and opening the  little black box containing a diamond Neil Lane engagement ring.

 “Ashley Hebert, will you marry me?” 


Ashley Hebert said “Yes!”

bending down to kiss J.P. Rosenbaum while he placed the ring on her finger. Ashley Hebert  and her man kissed, and kissed, and kissed, as they lost themselves into the Fijian sunset…

Following hijacking the aircraft and also requesting ransom two hundred thousand from the Federal bureau of investigation, DB Cooper made a ambitious evade through the use of parachute.

Forty years afterwards, brand new proof suggests the authorities may finally be hot on the path of America’s most mysterious fugitive. Nevertheless what are the latest facts?

DB Cooper

DB Cooper

 [googlead tip=”lista_mare” aliniat=”dreapta”] Around the night before Thanksgiving of 1971, a guy who named himself Dan Cooper (a press reporter being employed by among the many wire assistance misheard the name of the hijacker, and ever since then he has been referred to as D.B. Cooper, as an alternative to Dan) dressed in a suit and raincoat, wandered up to the Northwest Orient desk at Portland’s airport and spent $20 on a one-way ticket to Seattle.

On the flight, he used some dark sunglasses, purchased a whiskey, lit up a cigarette and coolly given the stewardess some text. In capital letters, DB Cooper’s note read:


Just what happened next would give Cooper the place in the pantheon of US folk heroes.  [googlead tip=”patrat_mare”]

D.B. Cooper requested the stewardess to inform the next require to the plane’s captain: he wanted $200,000 and a number of parachutes, and in return, he’d allow 36 people to leave the aircraft as soon as the plane arrived in Seattle. The FBI, swiftly called by ground control, organized the swap, and when the airplane was sky-bound again, with only the pilot, co-pilot, one stewardess and DB Cooper on board. 

The hijacker’s directions were to head for Mexico, keeping an altitude under 10,000 feet. Then, somewhere above the lower Cascade mountains, 25 miles north west of Portland, D.B. Cooper launched the plane’s aft stairs, stepped out, and, with one of the parachutes strapped to his back, jumped into the raining, cold November night and has been never seen or observed from again. [googlead tip=”vertical_mare” aliniat=”dreapta”]

By the moment military helicopters were scrambled, on November 24th 1971, to search the land north of Portland for a six-foot-tall white man weighing one hundred seventy to a hundred seventy five pounds, “DB” Cooper was long gone – most probably possibly dead or packing away his parachute and trudging through mud and rain to make his escape.

Over the previous 40 years since that chilly night, there have been more than 1,000 DB Cooper suspects, a number of deathbed confessions, a film (starring Robert Duvall), as well as well more than a dozen books. As one person told legendary Cooper tracker Alex Hannaford, DB Cooper is the “Bigfoot of the Pacific Northwest.”