Nous venons d'apprendre la disparition de Françoise Blanchard, à l'âge de 58 ans seulement. Cette comédienne avait prêté sa voix à de nombreux dessins animés. Elle avait également dirigé des doublages.
Françoise Blanchard a commencé comme actrice dans des films sortis au cinéma au cours des années 1970-80, notamment des comédies légères telles que Les Joyeuses Colonies de vacances (1979), On l'appelle catastrophe (1983) ou Les Amazones du temple d'or (1986). Elle tourne également un film fantastique de Jean Rollin, La Morte vivante (1982), ainsi qu'avec le réalisateur Jean-Pierre Mocky en 1997, Alliance cherche doigt.
Inter, Moratti tentato: gli indonesiani offrono 300 milioni per il 100% e 60 per il mercato
Il presidente tentenna: "Per il momento non ho intenzione di vendere" ha detto. Vorrebbe partire da una quota del 40% e lo stadio nuovo. Ma il il magnate Thohir vuole tutto. E subito
Massimo Moratti riflette. Ansa
Due mesi a guardare i conti per capire che l’affare si potrebbe fare. E il risultato è che l’Inter potrebbe diventare una creatura... dell’altro mondo. Il tutto perché davanti al pressing serio, concreto, affidabile e anche munifico dell’imprenditore indonesiano Erick Thohir c’è un MassimoMoratti che riflette (ed è partito per Londra). "Le trattative sono quelle che conoscete - ha confidato il presidente prima di partire per la capitale inglese -. Per il momento non ho intenzione di vendere".
CHIVUOLECOSA — Moratti sta pensando di cedere una quota della sua creatura di famiglia, e per ora vorrebbe mollare una fetta di minoranza (dal 30 al 40%) e poi - in 2 o 3 anni - lasciare il totale del club al magnate indonesiano che invece premerebbe per l’acquisizione totale immediata. Nella volontà di Moratti, invece, il passaggio di consegne definitivo avverrebbe nel tempo e tramite un obbligo immediato: la costruzione del nuovo stadio.
LASCALATA — Non risulta che da parte del gruppo indonesiano ci sia alcun ultimatum. Thohir, in questa scalata all’Inter, vorrebbe raggiungere quasi la vetta, a tal punto che si è parlato di una richiesta "vincolante" pari a 280 milioni di euro per l’80% del capitale sociale del club. Ma Moratti tentenna.
PROBLEMI — Uno degli scogli che potrebbero allungare i tempi dell’accordo è però legato a chi si accollerebbe i debiti pregressi: in pratica Moratti e Thohir dovrebbero decidere su chi si caricherà sulle spalle l’attuale "meno" in bilancio, che si aggira sui 150 milioni. Perché se il magnate indonesiano offre "solo" 300 tutto compreso, in tasca a Moratti rimarrebbero appunto 150 milioni. Non facile poi stabilire la cifra che - sempre che l’affare venga chiuso a breve - verrebbe subito utilizzata sul mercato. Si potrebbe aggirare sui 50-60 milioni.
ILTWEET — Intanto dal profilo Twitter di Erick Thohir spunta un #Amala, e un #ForzaInter: il magnate indonesiano risponde con questi ashtag a un follower.
L'ARTICOLOCOMPLETODIMATTEODALLAVITE E LUCATAIDELLISULLAGAZZETTAOGGIINEDICOLA
Valtellinese di nascita, viveva in Svizzera dove nel 1948 vinse l'oro ai Giochi di St. Moritz nello skeleton. In quella edizione disputo anche il bob a 2 e bob a 4, arrivando ottavo e sesto
Bibbia in azione all'Olimpiade del 1948
È morto a 91 anni, Nino Bibbia, il primo oro olimpico invernale per i colori azzurri: Era nato il 15 marzo 1922 a Bianzone, in Valtellina e nel 1948 ai GIochi di St. Moritz, nello skeleton, fu il primo olimpionico italiano ai Giochi invernali. Proprio nella località svizzera, poi, si era trasferito a vivere.Bibbia ha praticato molti sport, compreso il ciclismo, ma la sua preferenza era soprattutto per gli sport della neve come discesa, slalom, fondo. A 15 anni, alla prima gara di salto con gli sci, aveva ottenuto un 2° posto (60 metri).
A 18 anni, a Kloster, divenne campione dei Grigioni nella combinata. Giocava a hockey ghiaccio nel St.Moritz e allo skeleton arrivò quasi per caso: un giorno portò una cassetta di frutta ad un cliente, che gli offrì uno skeleton in cambio di una cassetta di Chianti. Due mesi dopo era campione olimpico: in quella edizione disputo anche il bob a 2 e bob a 4, arrivando ottavo e sesto. Bibbia fu tre volte campione del mondo di skeleton (1955, 1959 e 1965, a 43 anni). In carriera vinse oltre 200 competizioni sulla Cresta Run di St. Mortiz, tuttora considerata la più prestigiosa pista di skeleton al mondo. Si racconta che ogni volta che gli giungeva voce che il suo record era stato battuto, Bibbia prendesse il suo skeleton e si lanciasse a testa in giù per la Cresta Run per riprendersi il primato. In suo onore è stata istituita la Nino Bibbia Challenge Cup, una competizione di skeleton che si svolge ogni anno a dicembre sulla celebre pista. A lui è intitolata anche una curva della pista olimpica di bob, skeleton e slittino di Cesana Pariol. I funerali si terranno sabato alle 13 nella Chiesa Cattolica San Carlo di St.Moritz-Bad.
The drive-in/grindhouse scene has lost a true legend as Filipino filmmaker Eddie Romero, creator of some of the most infamous films to ever shine on the sliver screen, passed away yesterday at the ripe old age of 88.
The man's career spanned over 60 years, and in that time he turned out several vintage horror and exploitation flicks including The Mad Doctor of Blood Island in 1968, along withBeast of Blood and Brides of Blood. He also spent a great deal of time working with the legendary B-movie icon Roger Corman on other projects such as Black Mama, White Mama and The Twilight People.
We here at Dread Central would like to take this time to offer our sincerest of condolences to Eddie's friends, family, and constituents. God bless you, brother, and thank you for always flying that glorious freak flag which in turn has brought a huge smile to so many faces over the years.
How You Can Start Speaking a New Language in 10 Days
Most people recognize the many benefits of learning a foreign language: You can travel to foreign countries and feel comfortable, be a more productive and enticing employee in today’s competitive job market, and immerse yourself in the vast cultures that surround you. Scientific studies have even shown that learning a new language helps to keep memories sharp and naturally enhances overall brain function.
But did you know that you can learn a new language in as little as 10 days? The Pimsleur Approach to learning new languages helps users pick up new languages quickly. Even the FBI has purchased the Pimsleur Approach.”
Your brain is already wired to start speaking a language in 10 days. You just need to activate it.
Dr. Pimsleur, a Ph.D. and specialist in the field of applied linguistics, devoted his life and career to learning languages and understanding the psychology of language acquisition. He recognized through extensive research that effective communication in any language depends on mastery of a relatively limited number of words. And, trying to learn too many words at first can actually slow the language retention process. However, once this “core vocabulary” is mastered and used consistently, it provides a framework for accelerated language learning. The Pimsleur Approach aims each lesson at teaching you to use the core vocabulary of the language, so you can speak the most in the least amount of time. It's not how many words you know, but rather, which words you can use.
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Dr. Pimsleur was a language educator for more than 20 years. He noticed that children have an amazing ability to learn new languages quickly. He spent his life developing this course to let you, as an adult, learn a new language as easily as a child would. You might not realize it, but you've already learned one language using the Pimsleur Approach. Your first language.
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New Muscle Building Science Lets Smaller Guys Bulk Up Fast
Reading about sports these days, we are constantly bombarded with news of top notch athletes being exposed for using illegal steroids.
Steroid use involves huge costs, legal issues, and above all, potential health problems. With such risks, you wonder why anyone would be tempted to go this route.
Fortunately, steroid use may eventually be a thing of the past. That’s because medical researchers studying how the human body builds muscle and endurance are developing safe and legal substances which can increase the body's ability to build muscle, without the health risks associated with steroids.
One of the most interesting fields of research surrounds a naturally occurring chemical compound called nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is a vasodilator, which means it helps move oxygen to the muscles when they need it most. Increased nitric oxide in the blood stream signals the blood vessel walls to relax, which allows more blood to flow to the body's muscles, thus delivering more oxygen and nutrients throughout the body.
It’s been shown to lead to:
Drastic Muscle Gains
Increased Blood Flow and Oxygen Delivery
Boosted Strength, Endurance, and Power
Support for Your Immune System
Total Body Transformation
While the body naturally increases nitric oxide during workouts, it’s only a limited amount and researchers have been focused on artificially increasing your nitric oxide levels.
One of the most successful products that has emerged from this research is called Factor 2. It uses "arginines," special amino acids specifically linked to nitric oxide production to significantly increase oxygen and nutrient flow to the muscles during workouts. As a result, it can safely spark powerful muscle growth, muscle definition, and strength.
Factor 2 produces noticeable results by maximizing your muscle gains as you power through your workouts and within a few weeks, users are starting to notice additional muscle definition and strength.
Factor 2 is now the recognized leader in nitric oxide stimulation and legal, safe muscle and strength enhancement. It was Bodybuilding.com’s Best New Brand of the Year (2011) and pro athletes are taking note.
Athletes like professional football player Vernon Davis have discovered the dramatic benefits of using a nitric oxide supplement. Davis has been an advocate of Factor 2 since first taking it, telling his teammates in San Francisco, “Factor 2 has proven results. I believe in results.”
Best of all, the company is currently conducting a marketing campaign where new customers can receive a two-week supply of the supplement to try for free. While the Factor 2 free trial offer is available only on ForceFactor.com, Factor 2 brand products are available in GNC stores nationwide.
Explanation: How Brain Training Can Make You Significantly Smarter
As many people hit middle age, they often start to notice that their memory and mental clarity are not what they used to be. We suddenly can't remember where we put the keys just a moment ago, or an old acquaintance's name, or the name of an old band we used to love. As the brain fades, we euphemistically refer to these occurrences as "senior moments."
While seemingly innocent, this loss of mental focus can potentially have a detrimental impact on our professional, social, and personal well-being.
It happens to most of us, but is it inevitable?
Neuroscientists are increasingly showing that there's actually a lot that can be done. It turns that the brain needs exercise in much the same way our muscles do, and the right mental workouts can significantly improve our basic cognitive functions. Thinking is essentially a process of making neural connections in the brain. To a certain extent, our ability to excel in making the neural connections that drive intelligence is inherited. However, because these connections are made through effort and practice, scientists believe that intelligence can expand and fluctuate according to mental effort.
Now, a new San Francisco Web-based company has taken it a step further and developed the first "brain training program" designed to actually help people improve and regain their mental sharpness. Called Lumosity, it was designed by some of the leading experts in neuroscience and cognitive psychology from Stanford University.
Lumosity, is far more than an online place to exercise your mental skills. That's because they have integrated these exercises into a Web-based program that allows you to systematically improve your memory and attention skills. The program keeps track of your progress and provides detailed feedback on your performance and improvement. Most importantly, it constantly modifies and enhances the games you play to build on the strengths you are developing--much like an effective exercise routine requires you to increase resistance and vary your muscle use.
Does it work?
Apparently it does. In randomized, controlled clinical trials, Lumosity was shown to significantly improve basic cognitive functions. One study showed students improved their scores on math tests by 34 percent after using Lumosity for six weeks, significantly greater gains than those made by other students in the same class, who were not training with the Lumosity program.
The company says its users have reported clearer and quicker thinking, improved memory for names, numbers, directions, increased alertness and awareness, elevated mood, and better concentration at work or while driving.
While many of the games at Lumosity are free, a modest subscription fee is required to use the full program over the long term.
However, Lumosity is currently offering a free trial of their program to new users so that you can see how well it works before you decide to subscribe. The trial is completely free (no credit card required) and the company believes the results will speak for themselves.
The troubled life of Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson and namesake of the African American civil rights leader Malcolm X, came to an end May 9 in Mexico City, where he was beaten to death. He was 28.
Terrie Williams, a publicist for the Shabazz family, confirmed the death to news organizations. Several conflicting accounts of his death were circulating Friday. But a friend, Miguel Suarez, told the Associated Press that Mr. Shabazz was injured in a fight after a dispute over a bill at a bar in Mexico City. Suarez took Mr. Shabazz to a hospital, where he died.
Mr. Shabazz was the first male descendant of Malcolm X, the fiery civil rights figure and member of the Nation of Islam who was slain after giving a speech in New York City in 1965.
Malcolm’s widow, Betty Shabazz, had four daughters and was pregnant with twin girls at the time. She raised her six daughters alone while keeping the memory of her husband alive. Her second daughter, Qubilah Shabazz, was Malcolm Shabazz’s mother.
In some ways, the life of the young Mr. Shabazz paralleled that of his grandfather, with frequent moves and family disruptions in his childhood, outbursts of violence and time in prison.
Mr. Shabazz first appeared in an unwanted spotlight in June 1997, when he was 12. While living with his grandmother in Yonkers, N.Y., he set fire to her apartment. Betty Shabazz was left with third-degree burns over 80 percent of her body. Rescuers said she repeatedly said “my grandson,” as if to indicate that he were still inside the burning apartment.
But Malcolm Shabazz was soon taken into custody while wandering the streets, his clothes soaked with gasoline. After three weeks, Betty Shabazz died from her injuries at age 61. The young Mr. Shabazz pleaded guilty to juvenile charges of arson and second-degree manslaughter and spent 18 months in juvenile detention centers.
In a 2003 interview with the New York Times, he said he thought his grandmother could find her way to safety and escape the fire.
He also said he had imaginary conversations with the woman he called “Mama Betty.”
“I just wanted her to know I was sorry and I wanted to know she accepted my apology, that I didn’t mean it,” he said. “But I would get no response, and I really wanted that response.”
Malcolm Lateef Shabazz was born Oct. 8, 1984, in Paris, where his mother was studying at the time.
Qubilah Shabazz was 4 when she witnessed her father’s murder. She gave up Islam at age 11 and became a Quaker.
She dropped out of Princeton University and moved to Paris, where she met an Algerian man who was Malcolm Shabazz’s father but had no further contact with the family.
Qubilah Shabazz later worked as a translator, held odd jobs and was beset by personal problems. She and her son moved from New York City to Philadelphia to Los Angeles to Minneapolis to San Antonio, often living in rundown boarding houses.
In 1995, Qubilah Shabazz was indicted for trying to hire a hit man to kill Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam leader she believed may have had a role in her father’s death. Her son was taken from her custody and lived with aunts and other relatives but had few father figures in his life.
According to a 1997 article in The Washington Post, by the time he was 5, Malcolm Shabazz would address bus drivers and male teachers as “Dad.”
The charges against his mother were dropped after she admitted her role in the plot and agreed to receive psychiatric treatment and counseling for substance abuse. But relations between mother and son were fraught with difficulty, and early in 1997 authorities took Mr. Shabazz from his mother, and he went to live with his grandmother.
As a teenager, Mr. Shabazz later said, he was a member of the Bloods street gang, and at 18 he went to prison for three years for robbery. He studied Islam in prison and said other inmates were well aware of his legacy.
“My name will bring attention,” he told the Times in 2003. “People know Malcolm Shabazz, whether you like me or not.”
His Facebook page said he was a student at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, but that could not be immediately confirmed.
In a 2012 interview with the Atlas Shrugs Web site, Mr. Shabazz said he believed Muslims had nothing to do with the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
“We Muslims don’t take actions like this,” he said. “Many of the people who were involved in 9/11 itself were actually agents for the United States.”
Mr. Shabazz’s survivors include a daughter and his mother.
When Mr. Shabazz appeared in court in 1997 at age 12, he was wearing handcuffs and a blanket over his head.
His attorney, Percy Sutton, described him as “a child who needs care.”
Sutton, who had first defended Malcolm X in 1957, said of the young Mr. Shabazz, “He is a child who came into a climate of tragedy.”
Omicidio pallavolista Ingrid Visser e Lodewijk Severein: uccisi per debiti
Secondo l’emittente iberica TeleCinco, la coppia sarebbe volata a Murcia, dove la pallavolista ha giocato dal 2009 al 2011, per un appuntamento in una clinica della fertilità. Probabilmente per un controllo, visto che la 36enne ex atleta era incinta.MADRID – Potrebbe esserci una somma di denaro, un debito alla base dell’omicidio della pallavolista olandese Ingrid Visser e del suo compagno, Lodewijk Severein, trovati morti in Spagna (foto da YouTube).
All’incontro Visser e Severein non sono mai arrivati e i figli dell’attuale compagno 57enne della pallavolista, non avendo più notizie della coppia hanno messo in allarme le autorità spagnole.
Investigando nella corrispondenza elettronica della Visser, la polizia iberica è risalita a un avvocato di Murcia il quale, pur opponendo qualche resistenza, ha fatto scoprire il casale a Molina de Segura nel quale i 2 olandesi sono stati massacrati e ha svelato il nome dell’ex dirigente della squadra di pallavolo, Juan Cuenca, con il quale si dovevano incontrare.
Cuenca che doveva una somma importante di denaro a Lodewijk lo avrebbe attirato insieme ad Ingrid nella sua proprietà con un tranello e poi li avrebbe uccisi entrambi.
Severein che nel suo viaggio, sperava di recuperare i soldi, ha trovato la morte.
Pakistan: tornano droni Usa, "ucciso numero 2 dei talebani"
(AGI) - Peshawar (Pakistan), 29 mag. - Il numero due dei talebani pakistani, Wali-ur-Rehman, e' rimasto ucciso nell'attacco di un drone americano nel Waziristan del Nord: lo hanno confermato tre diverse fonti della sicurezza e la notizia potrebbe segnare un importante colpo nell'offensiva contro il movimento estremista. Si e' trattato del primo raid degli aerei senza pilota della Cia dopo l'annuncio del presidente Usa, Barack Obama, che sara' data maggiore trasparenza a questo tipo di incursioni. Il drone ha ucciso sette persone, tra cui il capo talebano, l'uomo che era designato a succedere ad Hakimullah Mehsud alla guida del movimento.