44 years on

The victims name’s so far.

Rest In Peace Olivia Campbell, 15 years old. Whose mom confirmed her passing on Good Morning Britain.

Rest In Peace Alison Howe, a 44 year old mom that was waiting to pick up her daughter from the concert.

Rest In Peace Lisa Lees, another mom that was also waiting to pick her daughter from the concert in the foyer along with Alison Howe, she was 43.

Rest In Peace Kelly Brewster, confirmed as the fourth victim. The 32 year old died after shielding her 11 year old niece from the explosion.  

Rest In Peace Saffie-Rose Roussos, an 8 year old schoolgirl, the youngest victim from the attack.

Rest In Peace John Atkinson, who was confirmed by friends on facebook of his passing. He was only 26. 

Rest In Peace Georgina Callander, confirmed as the first victim of the attack. She was an 18 year old college student that was studying social care.

Rest In Peace to the remaining 15 victims who have yet to be identified. 

Rest In Peace and May Your Names Be Honored.

Google Salutes the Birth of Hip Hop with Interactive Doodle

Google is celebrating the 44th anniversary of hip-hop today with an interactive doodle on its homepage. Kool Hercโ€™s party at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx 44 years ago is cited as the crystallization of influences that became known as hip-hop. Googleโ€™s keyword team spoke with Kevin Burke, Ryan Germick Perla Campos who are behind the doodle. They also worked with hip-hop legends Fab 5 Freddy who was the first host of Yo! MTV Raps and Def Jam logo creator and visual artist Cey Adams. Check out their story behind the doodle,

Keyword: How did you come up with the idea for this Doodle?

Kevin: Iโ€™m a huge Hip Hop fan. Growing up outside New Orleans, it was a part of my DNA-performing Hip Hop in my high school band, adding Hip Hop to my college radio stationโ€™s rotation, and working on the set of Outkastโ€™s โ€œMs. Jacksonโ€ music video in my first job out of college. Hip Hop has been a constant thread through my life and I wanted to bring my love of it to a Doodle. I developed the concept for interactive turntables, showed it to my manager Ryan (also a fan of Hip Hop), and he lost it. He said, โ€œletโ€™s make it tomorrow!โ€

OK, so people were into the idea. But Hip Hop is such a big topic. How did you decide what to focus on?

Perla: From the beginning, we were thinking big. I mean, Hip Hop touches so many parts of culture but a lot of people donโ€™t know much about its origins. So, we anchored the Doodle to the birth of Hip Hop, and wanted to celebrate the people who pioneered the movement. We hope to give them the voice and the recognition they deserve, which is what Doodles are all about-shining light on times of history that maybe you didnโ€™t know about.ย 

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Black Lives Matter advocate Tishaura Jones is running for mayor of St. Louis

  • For the second time in as many years, an aspiring black politician is drawing on lessons highlighted by the Black Lives Matter movement to try to become mayor of their big city hometown.
  • Tishaura Jones, a 44-year-old St. Louis native, is squaring off with six other democratic candidates in that city’s primary election on Tuesday. 
  • And she’s doing so on a platform that promises to root out the racial inequity that boiled to the surface after the death of Mike Brown.
  • “I feel that it’s elected officials’ responsibility that we use the tools of government to even the playing field,” Jones said in an interview with Mic. "We [have to] promote policies that make everyone rise, not just those in wealthy zip codes.“
  • Jones is yet another example of America’s young black politicians using the prominence of Black Lives Matter — a movement known for public protest — to chart a new political future through elected office.
  • Throughout her campaign, Jones has pointed to deeply entrenched local and federal policies in housing, schooling and employment that have made St. Louis the sixth most segregated city in the country. 
  • But for her, confronting those racial inequities is the only way to fix them. Read more (3/6/17 2:41 PM)

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Marc-Andre ter Stegen via Facebook:

“I usually don’t post on social media when it’s matchday, but today is different. Tonight we play our first match of the season at the home. We are hosting our annual match for the Joan Gamper Trophy. It’s the 52nd edition of this trophy.

It’s a special match for many reasons. It’s the first time all our fans to see us at the Camp Nou this season. Here we’re excited introduce our squad and new manager, where we hope to see a full and loud stadium.

This year we play the Joan Gamper Trophy against Chapecoense. And for me, this is what makes it a special game to be a part of. It’s an honor. So let me explain…

I’m not sure if you remember or know their story, last year a very unfortunate event happened to this Brazilian team. Last November they had a plane crash in Colombia as they were traveling to start playing in Copa Sudamericana Finals. A chance for them to a big trophy. Other than playing in the first division, this would be their biggest achievement in their 44 year history. The game never happened.

71 people died in total on that flight, including 19 footballers. There were only 6 survivors, including 3 players.

It was a tragedy for world football and it touched the hearts of millions, including FC Barcelona’s and mine.

Since the accident, the support Chapecoense has received from all over the world has been amazing. And the speed it took them to rebuild their new team has been remarkable. From players offering to play for the club, to all the fans to all the help from football clubs and the organizations has been. In moments like these, we get to see the positive influence football has all over the world.

But it’s important to not forget what happened. Our stories of our past identify who we are today.

One of the survivors was their goalkeeper: Jakson Ragnar Follmann. He lost his leg due to this unfortunate accident and now is continuing his recovery with a prosthetic leg. This is now his right leg. I read that he has an ambition to represent the Brazilian Paralympic football team. I’m speechless. I can’t imagine what he’s been through, but after everything to then return carrying the desire to keep playing football really is incredible and brave. If this is his next objective, I offer him all my support and would really like to help if I can.

The second player is Alan Ruschel, he will play tonight, making his return to the Chapecoense team since the plane crash. He has recovered from spinal surgery - not something that footballers normally go through. This is a big brave decision that we should all respect greatly. And this is another very important reason why tonight is such a special game for us, the fans and world football. We won’t forget to applaud his performance.

And last but not least is survivor and defender Neto. He dreamed about the plane crash before happening. This leaves me lost for words. His recovery is going well and training each day, unlike Alan he is not yet ready to play. But that doesn’t matter, he’s a champion and to know about the steps he is taking to make it back on the field, as it’s both a psychological and physical, makes him a hero. If he can’t play tonight, I hope he can come back and play here one day in the future.

We hope to show a beautiful game tonight with the aim to bring smiles to everyone. Football has the power to bring happiness. We will all be thinking about all the players and staff who could’ve been here too tonight. This match is especially played for all of you and for everyone that represents Chapecoense on any level.

It will be an honor to play the Camp Nou tonight. See you there !


Associação Chapecoense de Futebol”

Things more important than family

I nearly drowned when I was 3. My mom had to jump into the pool fully clothed to rescue me. 44 years later, she still complains that I made her ruin her Mickey Mouse watch.

My mom broke my arm when I was 6. She tells a funny story about it. She doesn’t tell the part about when she came to me immediately afterward and complained impatiently, “Stop crying! It doesn’t hurt that bad.”

When I was in my 30′s, a doctor committed malpractice in his treatment of me, resulting in me permanently having less than 50% kidney function. Every single time I mentioned the kidney disease to my mother—panicking about what this would mean for the rest of my life, explicitly asking her for comfort and reassurance—she told me that it was my own fault for trusting the doctor instead of researching everything on my own.

Some people will tell you that nothing is more important than family.

I’m here to tell you that love is more important than family. Loving yourself is more important than family. Finding other people who offer you unconditional love is more important than family.

If your family causes you pain, then there are a hell of a lot of things more important than family.

YOU are more important than family. Always remember that. Always.

What if, this is not Anna Heartfilia as everyone is speculating but Layla Heartfilia instead?!

What if she was in the Celestial Spirit World all this time? I mean, think about it, the woman looks older in the above cap but that can be explained by the fact that time goes different in the Celestial Spirit World. 1 day in the Celestial Spirit World equals 3 months in Earthland.

She would be around 44 years old now.

Also, look at the hand pose. Layla was always depicted with that specific hand pose and here is the above woman doing the exact same.

All in all, the body language matches Layla’s very well.

It could have been a reversed Celestial Spirit summoning where the king allowed Layla to stay in the Celestial Spirit World. Most probably, after obtaining the Spirit Clothes, it could have had a reverse affect for her magic deficiency disease.

Or maybe the Celestial Spirit King shared his magic with Layla so she could recover? This would explain why he didn’t one shot Marde Geer.

Also, do you remember when Jude said that Layla’s grave was transferred after Heartfilia Konzern was confiscated? He never mentioned anything about a coffin or a body for that matter.

I know this might seem a big stretch, but we all know how Mashima can work.

This is just a theory that may be true or not, we will find out next week (hopefully)!

The Attack From Within...(Listen to your heart.)

My name is Ato C. Yankah jr, I’m a proud father of two angels and the founder of Gentleman’s Essentials and Iamato.Official. I am also a survivor of an heart attack. I was 44 years old at the time. The attack from within occurred a year ago out of nowhere. It struck me after dinner. My wife and I had guests over, my two kids were excited to stay up longer that night. From one second to the other I felt a growing pressure in my chest and my left arm felt numb. I excused myself and went to lie down. I remember that Hope my daughter followed me into the bedroom and lay down beside me. As the guests left I told my wife that I wasn’t feeling to well and the pressure in my chest was intensifying. She begged me to call my father. My father you should know is one of the leading heart surgeons of our time. So I called my father for advice. He then confirmed what I had been refusing to think. “Boy, call an ambulance, you’re suffering a heart attack.” That is a life changing moment, believe me. So my wife called an ambulance while I was on the phone trying to be contain myself, I also asked my wife to send our kids to their playroom, since I didn’t want to scare them.

As the first responders arrived, they took control of the situation. I was given morphine and rushed to the hospital…

This coming sunday is the first anniversary of the attack. I feel blessed to have survived of a heart attack. To be giving a second chance in life is the greatest gift imaginable. I would like to use my story and this platform to inform you about how to prevent and to recognise a heart attack. 

Heart Attack Warning Signs

Call 911 or your national emergency number immediately if you experience chest pain, discomfort or pressure that:

1. Last for a few minutes or comes and goes.
2. Spreads to one or both arms, shoulders, the neck or jaw.
3. Is accompanied by dizziness, anxiety, sweating, nausea or breathlessness.
4. Worsens with excertion and goes away with rest.
5. Indigestion-like discomfort or burning sensation that doesn’t go away.
6. Unexplained shortness of breath.


Know The Difference

Appreciate Life

How does it feel to be alive?
It can not only be valuable for us to regularly appreciate the fact that we are alive, but we can also get great pleasure and meaning out of appreciating the experience of living.  Yet, amazingly, many people rarely take the time to do it.

*Just for a moment now, pinch yourself.  Look at your hands and your body.  Look around where you are.  Breathe in some air and feel it in your mouth or in your nose.  See yourself as a creature.  Reflect on the fact that, somehow, you are able to touch, taste, smell, see and hear things.  And, even more miraculously, you are able to reflect on the fact that you are experiencing these things!

In summary, you know what it’s like to be – to exist and experience things, and you can reflect on what it’s like.

A popular way of reaching a profound appreciation of the experience of ‘be-ing’ is to clear one’s mind of all the thoughts that are flowing through it by relaxing and focussing the mind.  This idea of ‘mind clearing’ is the aim of meditation, and meditation can be one of the most effective ways of achieving it.  It can have a number of benefits for us beyond the appreciation of living, such as helping us to relax and find peace.  A similar effect can also be achieved just by slowing down and sitting calmly in a quiet place.  How about lying in a field on a sunny day with the breeze blowing over your face?

Meditation can help us to develop a focussed appreciation of the experience of living, without the clutter and distraction of our thoughts and external influences.  You don’t have to be sat peacefully in a meditation room to appreciate the experience of being alive though – you can do it in any waking moment of the day, because let’s face it – you’re experiencing life all the time, whether or not it is peaceful at a particular point.  You might be at work, feeding the kids, going for a walk, speaking with friends, but at any point you can just mentally ‘stand back’ from the scene like you did at the start of this section (in the paragraph marked with an asterisk*) and remember that you are an ‘experiencing creature’ – touching, tasting, smelling, seeing and hearing, as well as having an ongoing stream of consciousness and thought that enables you to think about all of this.  In this situation, ask yourself what it feels like to be experiencing it.

Going through this process of remembering what it feels like to ‘experience’ anything can give us a sense of wonder and appreciation in our lives that can really inspire us and improve our well-being.

themarslion  asked:

What's you're favorite anime and/or video game?

Okay, before I answer this: I’m 44 years-old and I don’t have the time or focus to watch thousands of hours of anime like I did when I was a kid and we got bootleg VHS copies of whatever was available at the local comic convention. Whenever this comes up, someone who is younger than my children has LOTS OF OPINIONS about why I’m too late to the party, or boring, or whatever. I don’t need to hear that, so save your time, if you’re thinking it’s a good idea (this isn’t just YOU, you, I mean it’s the entire Tumblr “you”).

Recently, I have loved One Punch Man, Psycho Pass, and Ergo Proxy. I’m very late to the party on Cowboy Bebop, but I have massively loved every episode I have watched.

I was so into Death Note, but I got really bored about 15 or so episodes in, where I felt like two minutes of story were stretched out into 30 minutes of show.

I watch dubs and subs, depending on my mood. I know a lot of people who do the dubs (and I’ve done them, myself) so I know that time and energy and effort goes into making them as faithful to the original intent and performance as possible.

I don’t have a single favorite video game. At the moment, I’m replaying some NES games on my RetroPie, and I’m working my way through maybe actually completing the story in GTA V for the first time. But I’ll never say no to Robotron, Black Widow, Dr. Mario, Mr. Do!, or Sinistar.

Oh, and I’m having a good time playing TopSoil on my phone when I poop.

For these career eclipse chasers, Aug. 21 will truly be the event of a lifetime

  • For many career eclipse chasers, eclipse chasing is a core identity, a lifestyle or – at the very least — travel with a purpose.
  • “It’s an outlook. It’s a way of life,” Kate Russo, a 44-year-old psychologist currently living in Belfast, Ireland, said via Skype. “We prioritize eclipses in our lives, and we all make sacrifices in other ways so that we can actually spend the money chasing eclipses.”
  • “I didn’t anticipate how much [my first eclipse] would have an impact on me,” she said. “I knew I had to see another one. It almost felt like you were in a movie set … It was like another world, another planet — it just felt so wrong, so unusual, so beautiful.” Read more. (8/4/2017)