Alan Charles Wilder (born 1 June 1959) is a British musician, formerly of Depeche Mode, in which his role as a musician and producer was pivotal. His current musical project is called Recoil, started as a side project to Depeche Mode. When he left the latter in 1995, it became Wilder's primary project. Wilder has also provided production and remixing services to the bands Nitzer Ebb and Curve. He is a classically trained musician and renowned contemporary music producer.
lunes, 25 de marzo de 2013
David Gahan is an English singer-songwriter, best known as the baritone lead singer for the British electronic music band Depeche Mode since their debut in 1980. He is also an accomplished solo artist, releasing albums in 2003 (Paper Monsters) and 2007 (Hourglass). Though his bandmate Martin Gore continues to be the main Depeche Mode songwriter, Gahan has contributed a number of songs to the band's most recent albums, Playing the Angel (2005), Sounds of the Universe (2009) and Delta Machine (2013). Two of these songs were released as singles, including "Suffer Well" in 2006 and "Hole to Feed" in 2009. In 2012, he also contributed lyrics and sang lead vocals on the Soulsavers album The Light the Dead See.
Q magazine ranked Gahan no. 73 on the list of the "100 Greatest Singers"and no. 27 on "The 100 Greatest
Many Americans follow the tradition of coloring hard-boiled eggs and giving baskets of candy. The Easter Bunny is a popular legendary anthropomorphic Easter gift-giving character analogous to Santa Claus in American culture. On Easter Monday, the President of the United States holds an annual Easter egg roll on the White House lawn for young children. New York City holds an annual Easter parade on Easter Sunday.In some countries where Christianity is a state religion, or where the country has large Christian population, Easter is a public holiday. Some European and other countries in the world also have Easter Monday as a public holiday. In Canada, both Easter Sunday and Easter Monday are public holidays. In province of Quebec, either Good Friday or Easter Monday (although most companies give both) are statutory holidays. Two days before Easter Sunday, on Good Friday, is a public holiday as well. In Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, both Easter Sunday and Easter Monday are public holidays. It is a holiday for most workers except some shopping malls which keep open for half day. Many businesses give their employees almost a week off called Easter break.In the United States, Easter Sunday is a flag day but because Easter falls on a Sunday, which is already a non working day for federal and state employees, it has not been designated as a federal or state holiday. Few banks that are normally open on regular Sundays are closed on Easter. Some retail stores, shopping malls, and restaurants are closed on Easter Sunday, although this practice is declining. Good Friday, which occurs two days before Easter Sunday, is a holiday in 12 states. Even in states where Good Friday is not a holiday, many financial institutions, stock markets, and public schools are closed. Historically, schools have given extended spring breaks of one to two weeks around the Easter holiday, but this practice has been declining in favor of fixed one-week recesses around Washington's Birthday and in late April.
St. Ignatius of Loyola was a Spanish knight from a local noble family, hermit, priest since 1537, and theologian, who founded theSociety of Jesus (Jesuits) and was its first Superior General. Ignatius emerged as a religious leader during theCounter-Reformation. Loyola's devotion to the Catholic Church was characterized by absolute obedience to the Pope.
After being seriously wounded in the Battle of Pamplona in 1521, he underwent a spiritual conversion while in recovery. De Vita Christi by Ludolph of Saxony inspired Loyola to abandon his previous military life and devote himself to labour for God, following the example of spiritual leaders such as Francis of Assisi. He experienced a vision of the Virgin Mary and the infant Jesus while at the shrine of Our Lady of Montserrat in March 1522. Thereafter he went to Manresa, where he began praying for seven hours a day, often in a nearby cave, while formulating the fundamentals of the Spiritual Exercises. In September 1523, Loyola reached theHoly Land to settle there, but was sent back to Europe by the Franciscans.
Between 1524 and 1537, Ignatius studied theology and Latin in Spain and then in Paris. In 1534, he arrived in the latter city during a period of anti-Protestant turmoil which forced John Calvin to flee France. Ignatius and a few followers bound themselves by vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. In 1539, they formed the Society of Jesus, approved in 1540 by Pope Paul III, as well as his Spiritual Exercises approved in 1548. Loyola also composed the Constitutions of the Society. He died in July 1556, was beatified by Pope Paul Vin 1609, canonized by Pope Gregory XV in 1622, and declared patron of all spiritual retreats by Pope Pius XIin 1922. Ignatius' feast day is celebrated on July 31. Ignatius is a foremost patron saint of soldiers, the Society of Jesus, the Basque Country, and the provinces of Guipúzcoa and Biscay.
viernes, 15 de marzo de 2013
To be honest I didn´t pay attention to the movie, it was very difficult for me to concentrate on it, in first place because it didn´t caught me, and other thing was that with the three levels together it became a mess, listening to the movie was a challenge for me.
The parts of the movie i saw were terrible!, I know is a children movie, but they are not fools, you can´t make a cheap animated movie and sell it as a good one. I mean there lots of good children movies,The beauty and the Beast was nominated for the Oscar,a film that has more tan a decade and now with the technology I canpt understand why they did something like this!
As I remember the story is about the four friends that in Madagascar I travel from the zoo in New York City to Madagascar, to live in the jungle where they belong , Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe, and in Madagascar II they met the real family of alex, in this third movie they go to Montecarlo, and work in a circus owned bye penguins, they joined them because they had a tour that had a function in New York, and they can´t wait to come back to the zoo.
I don´t understand what were they thinking when they créate the hunter, she was like a doggy-rat-girl or something that is not a human, and the penguins that i loved in the first movie now say things that don´t make anybody laugh.
For me the first movie was the best of the trilogy , it was very funny, creative, the characters had voices of famous like Jada Pinkett, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer. The second and third movie, for me, were just to make money. I didn´t like it.
It seems like everybody watched this film before except me! And I have to say I tried to see it a lot of times. The first one I was going to see i ton the cinema with my sister and an aunt that invited us, the other time with my mom, and other times, that I had no time, or stuff like that.
I´m happy that we saw in the school, is not the movie theather but at least ther was a screen. What everybody said was true, is a very moving and funny movie, I laughed a lot, of a very innocent humor, without bad words or double sense.
It´s so inspiring, I mean If Phillip could fly I cant see how people that are healthy dont try things just because of the fear. An unexpected firendship between a mature, White, rich man and Driss, his assistant, a black por man working for a paraplejic, and becoming friends sounds imposible, but the unbelievable thing is that this is a true story, there´s a Philippe, and a Driss in real life, with the exception that Driss is nota frican. At the beginning i had the perception tha driss was being so mean with his boss, but maybe that was the reason he liked him, because he didn´t treat him like a sick person, or gave him a special treatment , that honesty maybe made them friends. Together they were untouchables, and unstoppables, they could do anything the proposed. My favorite scene was when Driss danced, God! He´s so good dancer! The way he just move with the music, he´s just letting his soul to the rythym of the song. The life of Phil was so serious and boring, and Driss was the energy he needed , something different and new.
The Devil wears Prada
I have to say this is one of that movies that you can see a lot of times and yo never get bored, you know you’ll watch it again.
This is the story of a periodist called Andrea, a girl that is not interested in fashion, or magazines, she´s very Smart, but she isn’t the indicated to work in a fashion magazine like runway, and be the assistant of Miranda Priestly. She is the coldest, and the most hermetic boss. Some people say the character was inspired by Anne wintour, real editor of Vogue.
As the time passed, she transformed in a completely different girl, a good dressed Andrea, that does it excellent at work , whose personal life came down, her boyfriend broke up with her, has this “relation” with the writer Christian Thompson, a doublé face guy, that was only playing with her. She lost her old friends,and Emily, the new friend she made at work, in Runway.
At the end she understood what were the most important things for her. She leaves this shallow world, and tried to fix the mistakes she made with the people she hurt.
Something interesting is that the movie shows a bit of how the fasion world is, stunning, amazing, funny, but is also shallow and cold, and is very hard to survive it being yourself. Everybody wants to be on the top and you risk a lot to make i ton this career.
I really like this movie, I mean Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, and Stanley Tucci in the same movie, it was obvious it was going to be a hit. The cast was one of the best parts of the movie, I can´t imagine it with other actors. The clothes Andrea uses, every girl wants to use, of course I´m talking tha fashion addicted’s clothes, not the nerd Andrea’s.
jueves, 14 de marzo de 2013
The Pomeranian is a small, toy-sized dog. The head is wedge-shaped and in proportion with the body. The short muzzle is straight and fine. The stop is well pronounced. The color of the nose varies with coat color. The teeth meet in a scissors bite. The almond-shaped eyes are dark and medium in size. The small, erect ears are set high. The feathered tail lies straight and flat over the back. Dewclaws are sometimes removed. The Pom has a thick, double coat. The outer coat is long, straight and harsh in texture, while the undercoat is soft, thick and short. The coat is longer around the neck and chest area. Comes in a variety of coat colors and patterns including red, orange, white, cream, blue, brown, black, black and tan, wolf sable, orange sable, brindle and parti-color, which is white with colored markings.
Robert Pattinson was born on May 13, 1986, in London, England. He enjoys music and is an excellent musician, playing both the guitar and piano.
When Robert was 15, he started acting in amateur plays with the Barnes Theatre Company. Afterward, he took screen role like Kingdom of Twilight as Giselher.
When Robert was 15, he started acting in amateur plays with the Barnes Theatre Company. Afterward, he took screen role like Kingdom of Twilight as Giselher.
In 2003, Robert took on the role of Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter2005. He got his role a week later after meeting Mike Newell in late 2003.
He has since been cast as Edward Cullen in the highly-anticipated film, twilight 2008. His music will also be heard in the film. Additionally, Robert has completed upcoming roles as Savlador Dalí in Little ashes2008 and Art in how to be2008.
Ignatius of Loyola was a Spanish knight from a local noble family, hermit, priest since 1537, and theologian, who founded the Jesuits and was its first superior general.
Loyola's devotion to the catholic church was characterized by absolute obedience to the Pope.
After being seriously wounded in the battle of Pamplona in 1521, he underwent a spiritual conversion while in recovery. De Vita Christi by Ludolph inspired Loyola to abandon his previous military life and devote himself to labour for God, following the example of spiritual leaders such as Francis of asissi
He experienced a vision of the Virgin Mary and the infant Jesus while at the shrine of our lady of Monserrat in March 1522.
Between 1524 and 1537, Ignatius studied theology and latin in Spain and then in Paris. In 1534, he arrived in the latter city during a period of anti-Protestant turmoil which forced John Calvin to flee France.
Ignatius is a foremost patriot saint of soldiers, the Society of Jesus, the Basque Country, and the provinces of Guipúzcoa and Biscay.
miércoles, 13 de marzo de 2013
Audrey Hepburn was born on May 4, 1929 in Brussels, Belgium. She really was blue-blood from the beginning with her father, a wealthy English banker, and her mother, a Dutch baroness. After her parents divorced, Audrey went to London with her mother where she went to a private girls school. Later, when her mother moved back to the Netherlands, she attended private schools as well. While vacationing with her mother in Arnhem, Netherlands, Hitler's army took over the town. It was here that she fell on hard times during the Nazi occupation. Audrey suffered from depression and malnutrition. After the liberation, Audrey went to a ballet school in London on a scholarship and later began a modeling career. As a model, she was graceful and, it seemed, she had found her niche in life - until the film producers came calling. After being spotted modeling by a producer, she was signed to a bit part in the European film "Dutch in Seven Lessons" in 1948. Later, she had a speaking role in the 1951 film, "Young Wives' Tale" as Eve Lester. The part still wasn't much, so she headed to America to try her luck there. Audrey gained immediate prominence in the US with her role in "Roman Holiday" in 1953. This film turned out to be a smashing success as she won an Oscar as Best Actress. This gained her enormous popularity and more plum roles. One of the reasons for her popularity was the fact that she was so elf-like and had class, unlike the sex-goddesses of the time. "Roman Holiday" was followed by another similarly wonderful performance in the 1957 classic "Funny Face". "Sabrina", in 1954, for which she received another Academy nomination, and "Love in the Afternoon", in 1957, also garnered rave reviews. In 1959, she received yet another nomination for her role in "The Nun's Story". Audrey reached the pinnacle of her career when she played Holly Golightly in the delightful film "Breakfast at Tiffany's" in 1961. For this she received another nomination. She scored commercial success again in the espionage caper "Charade". One of Audrey's most radiant roles was in the fine production of "My Fair Lady" in 1964. Her co-star, Rex Harrison, once was asked to identify his favorite leading lady. Without hesitation, he replied, "Audrey Hepburn in 'My Fair Lady.'" After a couple of other movies, most notably "Two for the Road", she hit pay dirt and another nomination in 1967's "Wait Until Dark". By the end of the sixties, after her divorce from actor Mel Ferrer, Audrey decided to retire while she was on top. Later she married Dr. Andrea Dotti. From time to time, she would appear on the silver screen. One film of note was "Robin and Marian", with Sean Connery in 1976. In 1988, Audrey became a special ambassador to the United Nations UNICEF fund helping children in Latin America and Africa, a position she retained until 1993. She was named to People's magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world. Her last film was "Always" in 1989. Audrey Hepburn died on January 20, 1993 in Tolochnaz, Switzerland, from appendicular cancer. She had made a total of 31 high quality movies. Her elegance and style will always be remembered in film history as evidenced by her being named in Empire magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time."
Jorge Mario Bergoglio almost made history eight years ago. According to several accounts, he had been the only real contender against Joseph Ratzinger in the first round of balloting that led to the election of the German as Pope Benedict XVI in April 2005. That itself was history: Ratzinger became the second consecutive non-Italian as head of the Roman Catholic Church. Now Bergoglio has now made history twice over with his own election as Pope Francis. The Argentine is the first man from the Western Hemisphere to become Pontiff. And, as the son of Italian immigrants, he has won the Papacy back in the land of his ancestry. In his first address, the traditional Urbi et Orbi—to the city and the world—he chided his brother Cardinals for going “to the end of the earth” to find the new Bishop of Rome. But there was a kind of subtle, rounded—perhaps divine—justice to it all.
St. Ignatius was born in the family castle in Guipúzcoa, Spain, the youngest of 13 children, and was called Iñigo. When he was old enough, he became a page, and then a soldier of Spain to fight against the French. A cannon ball and a series of bad operations ended his military career in 1521. While St. Ignatius recovered, he read the lives of the saints, and decided to dedicate himself to becoming a soldier of the Catholic Faith. Soon after he experienced visions, but a year later suffered a trial of fears and scruples, driving him almost to despair. Out of this experience he wrote his famous "Spiritual Exercises". After traveling and studying in different schools, he finished in Paris, where he received his degree at the age of 43. Many first hated St. Ignatius because of his humble Lifestyle. Despite this, he attracted several followers at the university, including St. Francis Xavier, and soon started his order called The Society of Jesus, or Jesuits. There are 38 members of the Society of Jesus who have been declared Blessed, and 38 who have been canonized as saints. He died at the age of 65.