Showing posts with label World News and Current Events. Show all posts
Showing posts with label World News and Current Events. Show all posts

R.I.P Paul Walker The World Is A Better Place Because Of You.

R.I.P Paul Walker The World Is A Better Place Because Of You.

We were shocked by the tragic news of the death of actor Paul Walker on Saturday afternoon, November 30th, 2013. The 40 year old actor and father of  daughter Meadow, 15 is best known for his role as undercover agent Brian O'Conner in the 'Fast & Furious' movie.

He was attending an event for his charity organization ROWW when the red Porsche that he was travelling in with his friend Roger Rodas crashed into a tree, then a light pole and according to reports burst into flames in Valencia, north of Los Angeles.

http://www.lush-fab-glam.com/2013/12/rip-paul-walker-world-is-better-place.html
 
As fans of both Paul Walker and the Fast & Furious movies we were deeply saddened to hear of his passing and in our bid to commemorate Paul's legacy we set out to discover more about him, his beautiful soul and the genuinely caring and kind man that he was off-screen.
 
While he will always be remembered as a great actor who captivated our generation with his calm and cool persona, suave looks, piercing blue eyes and amazing stunt driving abilities on screen. It is the legacy that he created off screen and his dedication to making the world a better place through his charity organization ROWW (Reach Our Worldwide) that has left footprints on our hearts. (See the video  below).

The World Says Goodbye to Whitney Houston!

The World Says Goodbye to Whitney Houston!

Updated: New Videos Added
Today family and friends of the late singer Whitney Houston gathered together in a private ceremony at her childhood church New Hope Baptist in Newark, New Jersey to celebrate the life of the icon, the woman and the mother that was Whitney Houston.

The touching homegoing service was streamed live on all major news networks in the US and worldwide affiliates as well as online. Social media services like Twitter and Facebook were abuzz with fans who were  commenting and sharing their thoughts as the extraordinary ceremony took place.

Whitney Elizabeth Houston 1963-2012.

If you missed it below are a few videos of poignant moments from Whitney Houston's homegoing Ceremony from the tears to the celebration. Read on to see the touching videos of memories and special words from those who knew her best as well as performances by Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys and more...

The Fashionista's Guide to Current Events and World News September 15 2011!

The Fashionista's Guide to Current Events and World News September 15 2011!

FBI Tackles Celebrities Nude Photo Leaks
"The FBI is investigating computer hacking attacks on celebrities after photos which appear to show Scarlett Johansson nude were posted online.

The images, apparently taken by the actress, follow the leaking of naked photos of stars including Jessica Alba. The FBI said it was investigating "the person or groups responsible for a series of computer intrusions involving high-profile figures"

... Hacked photos of Justin Timberlake and his Friends With Benefits co-star Mila Kunis have also appeared online, according to reports. Laura Eimiller, of the FBI's Los Angeles office, said dozens of stars had been the victims of hackers who had stolen personal information from email and other accounts. She did not name any alleged victims "due to the pending nature of our investigation"."  Full Article

10 Years Later We Remember The Victims, Heroes and The World Affected by 9-11!

We Remember The Victims, Heroes and The World Affected By 9-11.

This post was previously written to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, the views and sentiments expressed still hold true today.

I remember exactly where I was when I heard about the twin tower attacks, I remember trembling in fear when the F-16 military jets flew over. I remember Long Island going into lock down because they assumed whatever terrorists were left would try to escape out of NYC that way. I remember the fear in my classmates faces when we heard about the attack on the Pentagon. The panic because cellphones were useless and no one knew where the President was or when he would address the nation...

The Fashionista's Guide to Current Events and World News September 6 2011!

The Fashionista's Guide to Current Events and World News September 6 2011!

Texas Wildfire Destroys 1000 Homes 
"Dozens of wildfires raging in rain-starved Texas are now known to have engulfed more than 1,000 homes, say state officials...The biggest of the blazes - 16 miles (26km) wide - in rural Bastrop County remained completely uncontained early on Tuesday... Powerful gusts from Tropical Storm Lee have been fanning the flames. Texas has been suffering its worst drought since the 1950s." Full Article

Economy Fears: US and Europe Shares Fall Further
"US and European shares have both fallen as concerns continue about the high level of eurozone debt, as well as the risk of a return to recession on both sides of the Atlantic... In the US, data out last week showed that no new jobs were added to the US economy in August...To make matters worse, the White House warned that the unemployment rate in the US was likely to stay at about 9% till the end of 2012... 

The Fashionista's Guide to Current Events and World News August 22, 2011!

The Fashionista's Guide to Current Events and World News August 22, 2011!



Business News: "Markets rally back on hopes of end to Libyan Conflict. Stock markets in Europe have rebounded, led by shares in energy firms, on hopes that fighting in Libya may soon end... Markets are hoping that an end to the conflict in Libya will see the country's oil exports restored, increasing global supplies. Libya is the world's 12th-largest oil exporter." Full Article 


Eye on Technology: IBM produces first 'brain chips'. "IBM has developed a microprocessor which it claims comes closer than ever to replicating the human brain. The system is capable of "rewiring" its connections as it encounters new information, similar to the way biological synapses work... Dharmendra Modha, IBM's project leader, explained that they were trying to recreate aspects of the mind such as emotion, perception, sensation and cognition by "reverse engineering the brain. 

...Some future-gazers in the cognitive computing world have speculated that the technology will reach a tipping point where machine consciousness is possible... IBM's work on the SyNAPSE project continues and the company, along with its academic partners, has just been awarded $21m (£12.7m) by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)." Full Article

The Fashionista's Guide to Current Events and World News August 11, 2011!

The Fashionista's Guide to Current Events and World News August 11, 2011!

"Leukemia Treatment: 'Remarkable' method wipes out cancer in 2 patients improves a third. Scientists are reporting the first clear success with a new approach for treating leukemia — turning the patients' own blood cells into assassins that hunt and destroy their cancer cells. 

They've only done it in three patients so far, but the results were striking: Two appear cancer-free up to a year after treatment, and the third patient is improved but still has some cancer. Scientists are already preparing to try the same gene therapy technique for other kinds of cancer." Full Article



"Share Markets Rise In Volatile Trading: U.S and European shares have both risen, but trading remains volatile as concerns continue over euro-zone debt." Full Article





The Fashionista's Guide to Current Events and World News July 22, 2011!

The Fashionista's Guide to Current Events and World News July 22, 2011!


The Duchess of Cambridge wedding dress which was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, will go on display this Saturday. A replica of her bridal bouquet and William and Kate's tiered wedding cake will also be on display at Buckingham palace during their annual summer opening, which ends October 3rd.

"The Heat Starts Early, Then Breaks a Record. "The temperature climbed to 104 in New York City — 2 degrees shy of the city’s record — and 106 in Newark, the highest temperature ever recorded there, as a heat wave around the region intensified on Friday afternoon... according to the National Weather Service, it felt like 115 degrees in New York City.Full Article

The Fashionista's Guide to Current Events and World News July 21, 2011!

The Fashionista's Guide to Current Events and World News July 21, 2011!


"The mid-Atlantic and Midwest woke up sweating on Thursday, in the clutches of a massive heat wave that has already killed at least 22 people this week and was expected to tighten its grip through the weekend. 
The National Weather Service issued excessive heat warnings for wide swaths of the country's midsection and East Coast, saying the combination of heat and humidity could spike the heat index, or "real feel" of the warmth, to 115 degrees Fahrenheit through Saturday." Full Article


Former Presidential candidate John Edwards campaign was ordered on Thursday to repay $2.3 million to the U.S treasury. The unanimous decision by the Federal Election Commission was made after federal auditors accused the Edwards campaign of understating cash and overstating expensesThis decision is separate from John Edward's felony charges based on allegations that he broke campaign financing laws and used political campaign funds to cover up his affair with Rielle Hunter and the knowledge of their love child.

The Fashionista's Guide to Current Events & World News July 20, 2011!

The Fashionista's Guide to Current Events & World News July 20, 2011!


"Tens of thousands of Somalis are feared dead, the U.N. said Wednesday, in the world's worst famine in a generation, a crisis so severe that the United States is loosening rules meant to prevent emergency funds from falling into the hands of al Qaeda-linked militants. 
   
Photo Via Wall Street Journal
Exhausted, rail-thin women are stumbling into refugee camps in Kenya and Ethiopia with dead babies and bleeding feet, having left weaker family members behind along the way. "Somalia is facing its worst food security crisis in the last 20 years," said Mark Bowden, the U.N.'s top official in charge of humanitarian aid in Somalia." Full Article

The Fashionista's Guide to Current Events & World News July 19, 2011!

The Fashionista's Guide to Current Events & World News July 19, 2011!

Katy Perry Smooching a Kangaroo. The pop princess tweeted this photo of herself smooching a Kangaroo with the caption "sucking face with a Kanga. yep"


Watch the World Cup 2010 Kick-Off Celebration Live!

Watch the World Cup 2010 Kick-Off Celebration Live!

Today all eyes will be on South Africa as the World Cup 2010 Kick-off Celebration is currently underway. Some of the international music artists slated to perform are Shakira, Alicia Keys, David Guetta and Black Eyed Peas.

You can watch the kick off celebration which is airing live on VEVO now at http://worldcup.vevo.com/.

Which team/nation are you supporting for World Cup 2010? Leave a comment.
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In the Know " Spotlight on Chilean Earthquake"

Earthquake in Chile shifted Earth's Axis and shortened Earth Days

The 8.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Chile on February 27th, 2010 was so strong that it broke off a large piece of the earth's crust and slightly shifted the earth from its axis, as a result shortening the earth day.

According to NASA a complex computer model's preliminary calculation shows that Earth's days should have shortened by 1.26 microseconds (a microsecond is one millionth of a second).

NASA explained that while this change may not be noticeable in everyday life, it is permanent. At least 723 people died in the Chilean earthquake and more than half a million houses were destroyed.

What are your thoughts? Leave a comment.
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In the Know: Winter Olympics 2010

Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010 Closing Ceremony 

The 17 days long 2010 Winter Olympics came to an end last night. The closing ceremony held in Vancouver BC Place featured a myriad of Famous Canadian talent.

The line up included singers Avril Lavigne, Michael Buble, Alanis Morissette, Neil Yonge, Nickelback and actors Michael J Fox and William Shatner.

Canada the host country won a total of 26 medals, with a record setting 14 gold medals the most won by any Olympic host country. 


The three countries with the most Olympic medals won during the 2010 games are as follows: 



During the closing ceremony The international Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge stated 
“And now, in accordance with tradition, I declare the XXI Olympic Winter Games closed, and I call upon the youth of the world to assemble four years from now in Sochi, to celebrate the XXII Olympic Winter Games.”  
The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Cauldron flickered and then was extinguished by falling snow in BC Place. 


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IN THE KNOW: Vancouver Olympics 2010 Highlights

Vancouver Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

It was a night of spectacular graphics, creative lighting, artistic vision, cultural symbolism, athletic talent and entertainment. But it was also a night of sombre remembrance with the ceremony occurring only a few hours after the death of Georgian Luge athlete Nodar Kumaritashvili during a practice run yesterday morning.

The Georgian Olympic team received a standing ovation from the crowd of over sixty thousand upon entering the stadium and a one minute silence was observed during the ceremony to honour his memory.

The Vancouver Olympics while marred by tragedy also relished the dreams of the athletes who will be competing over the next few days all hoping for Olympic Gold. And so in true Olympic spirit 'Let the Games Begin'.

Slideshow of Spectacular Moments during the Vancouver Olympics Opening Ceremony
What did you think about the opening ceremony and will you be tuning  in to cheer on your national athletes? Leave a comment.
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IN THE KNOW: Winter Olympics 2010

Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

All eyes are on the upcoming Winter Olympics 2010 opening ceremony which will be held in Vancouver, BC Canada this Friday February 12th. Athletes from over 80 nations will descend upon Vancouver to compete for that coveted Olympic medal and the prestige, recognition and endorsements that come with it.

The City of Vancouver has spent the last few years preparing to host the Olympic games and accommodate the thousands of tourists that will flock to their city. Keeping you 'in the know' we have provided photos of the unique and extremely beautiful Olympic medals, mascots and emblems. Visit http://www.vancouver2010.com/ for all things Olympic.

Vancouver Olympic Medals


Vancouver Olympics Mascots and Emblems
Will you be tuning in to cheer on your athletes during the Olympic games? Leave us a comment.
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