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Rafael Nadal beats Daniel Brands at French Open 2013
... commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, 5 live sports extra, BBC Sport website, mobiles and the BBC Sport app. Champion Rafael Nadal reached the second round of the French Open after coming back from a set down against world number 59 Daniel Brands.
Laura Robson falls to Caroline Wozniacki at French Open 2013
British number one Laura Robson went out of the French Open in the first round with a wayward performance against 10th seed Caroline Wozniacki. Robson, ranked 35th in the world, lost 6-3 6-2 in one hour and 11 minutes on Court Suzanne Lenglen.
2013 French Open: Matches and TV schedule for Monday at Roland Garros
The first round of the 2013 French Open continues on Monday. Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal are the marquee names competing in the day's matches, which will begin at 11 a.m. local time. Of course, "local time" means the matches will be shown in the ...
Nick Kyrgios becomes first Australian to win at 2013 French Open with win over ...
Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios has pulled off a remarkable upset on his senior grand slam debut with a straight sets defeat of veteran Czech Radek Stepanek at the French Open. The 18-year-old Kyrgios, the youngest player in the draw who only earned a ...
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junanndar Rafael Nadal kehilangan set pertama saat bertemu Daniel Brands di babak pertama French Open. [...]
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US Open Debacle: Easy Win clear sign that Djokovic is the best ever? by Eric B
Q 1. Is it time to face reality that Novak Djokovic is the best, repeat BEST EVER to play the sport?
Q 2. His easy breakdown of Rafa's defense and prior easy victories over Nadal in previous finals is testament that:
Q 2A: no other pro can beat him for at least 2 more solid years?
Q 2B: his game is THEE PINNACLE of how pro-tennis should be played?
Q 2C: Nadal is OWNED and Rafa will never beat Novak as long as Djokovic is playing (aka: alive-and-breathing)?
D: Once Djokovic wins the French Open the next two (2) seasons in 2012 and 2013, Novak will go on to surpass Sampras, Bjorg, Conners, Lendl, Federer, Becker, etcetera as THEE GREATEST EVER in the sport?
Q 3: Seriously, Djokovic's game is PERFECT because ANY prior legend in HIS PRIME WOULD STILL LOSE TO the Djoker, seriously one cannot doubt that?
Q 4: We have witnessed Tennis Dominance of Epic Proportions beyond pale: The Sport's Expertise in the men's side will go DOWN FROM HERE after Djokovic retires five, eight years from now?
A: Somebody's on the band wagon! LOL. And a 4hr 4 set match is not an easy victory. Did you not see their points??? Q1: He never will be the best ever to play the sport. Has he won the French? Has he attained the Career Slam? Has he been number 1 for more that 350 weeks? Q2A: He will lose many times within the next two years. Will he exit early? I don't think so. I think his biggest challenges will be: Federer, Murray, Nadal, Tsonga, Soderling, and Del Potro. Q2B: Not really. Federer is much more solid at everything if you ask me. Age has just gotten to him. Q2C: Nadal will beat Djokovic plenty of times before his career ends lol. Do you not know that Navratilova once won 13 or so straight matches against Chris Evert? It's just a part of their rivalry. Rafa will win once and then string together a few matches. Q2D: Wow hell no. Del Potro is recovering great from his injury and will win a Major next year. Nadal will defend his RG title. Federer and Murray may win one. Djokovic will win no more than 10 majors throughout the course of his career. Q4: Sampras, Borg, Federer, Agassi, Wilander, Llendl, McEnroe, and Laver could all beat Djokovic on any given day (assuming they are given same equipment and all that era crap is leveled out) Q5: Djokovic will prob retire in his 30's. So if he's 25 then yeah I think 8 years from now. Take a deep breath man. Djokovic will fall from the sky sooner or later and then you're face will turn bright pink when you realize what a huge and silly assumption you have just made.
Not sure what to wear & expect at a second job interview? by Huh Q: I'm 16 and I have a second job interview at Coles (I had the first interview last month) and I have no idea what to wear (I went after school in my first one so I wore my school uniform) I was thinking: a plain black t-shirt (open neck) pants similar to this but more red/violet to correspond the flats: purple flats (lighter violet colour) : and a gold aztec necklace. or just wear plain black jeans, black t shirt and flats idk. Any other ideas? Also, what happens in a second interview? do they ask similar questions to the previous one, since my last interview was with the assistant manager as the manager called in sick? & what do I need to bring?
The premise of this is quite simple. Tennis statements - True or False? by Third Mall
Q: Just say True or False to every statement you read.
Maria Sharapova will win a Slam in 2012.
Every German player currently in the top 20 will be in the top 8 at some point.
XD Aga will win the French Open this year.
In 2013, Federer will win a major.
In 2014, Rafa will win a major.
Sloane Stephens will eventually be world #1.
Arantxa Rus will become a top 20 player.
When Murray wins a slam, gravity will stop working and kill everyone.
Ana Ivanovic will win Wimbledon at some point.
Niculescu will become a top 10 player.
Kuznetsova will win another slam.
Every final Maria Sharapova reaches, she will lose.
Robin Söderlingwill become a top 8 player again..
(Only answer BQs if you care of course)
BQ2: Who will win the Champions League?
BQ3: Do you watch BOTH Football (as above) and American Football?
BQ4: Why does nobody really talk about Timea Babos instead of Sloane Stephens?
A: Maria Slam - eventually she will have to win one, True German top 8 - False, I only see Lisicki and Petko in the top 8. But 10-15 looks good for the rest, Kerber could crack top 10 as well Aga French - she's a contender, but FALSE...she is better on grass anyway 2013 Fed Slam - True..maybe his last? 2014 Rafa: True Stephens #1 - False for now, but TBD Rus top 20 - False, not the way she is playing right now! Murray - False, he will never win a slam LOL Ivanovic Wimbledon - ugh, I see her winning another slam...but Wimbledon, FALSE Niculescu top 10 - so false Kuzy slam - TRUE she wins one every 6 years LOL..I think she can win 2...she's only 26, she'll come back eventually Masha loses finals - False because she will win regular WTA events this year, perhaps a slam Soderling top 8 - True, he has lots of talent BQ4: that's an excellent question! Probably because she is Hungarian and Sloane is American...also I've never seen Babos play, where as I've seen Stephens play a lot..Nor did I know Babos was ranked so high! Good for her! I wish to see her soon!
Predict with how many Slams will these players end their career with? by FlameOn!
Q: At the moment:
Roger Federer- 17
Serena Williams- 15
Rafael Nadal- 11
Novak Djokovic- 6
Maria Sharapova- 4
Victoria Azarenka- 2
Svetlana Kuznetsova- 2
Andy Murray- 1
Petra Kvitova- 1
Ana Ivanovic- 1
Na Li- 1
Samantha Stosur- 1
Juan Martin Del Potro- 1
In my opinion:
19- Roger Federer- 2 more (1 Wimbledon + 1 USO)
19- Serena Williams- 4 more (1 AO + 2 Wimbledons + 1 USO) * but hopefully more :P
12- Rafael Nadal- 1 more FO
11- Novak Djokovic- 5 more (2 AO + 1 FO + 2 USO) * but hopefully more :P
6- Maria Sharapova- 2 more (1 AO + 1 FO)
9-Victoria Azarenka- 7 more (3 AO + 1 FO + 1 Wimbledon + 2 USO)
2- Svetlana Kuznetsova- 0 more titles and finals.
3- Andy Murray- 2 more (1 AO + 1 Wimbledon)
3- Petra Kvitova- 2 more (1 FO + 1 Wimbledon)
1- Ana Ivanovic- 0 more titles and finals.
1- Na Li- 2 more finals (1 at FO and 1 at AO again, but losing both).
1- Samantha Stosur- 1 more final at FO.
1- Juan Martin Del Potro- 2 more finals (1 at AO and 1 at FO).
BQ: Do you see any new GS champions in the near future?
BQ1: Who will end the year as No.1 in both ATP & WTA?
A: Interesting.... Federer - Well, he is 31...so that's pretty damn old in tennis. I don't think Djokovic can possibly win everything for the next 2-3 years, so I'm going to give him 2 Serena- She's 31, and like Fed, I see her playing til 35 . And I know, unless she gets hurt, she will not retire until she gets 18, tying Martina and Chrissie's slam total. So I'm giving Serena a minimum of 3. She will probably want to be a notch ahead of them, so I'll give her 4 . Some people might even say she won't stop til she ties Steffi. I think she will definitely win Wimbledon this year. But Azarenka seems to be improving, so I think Vika will win US Open. But I definitely see more Wimbledon's in her future, and maybe 1-2 US Open's or Aus Opens, and who knows, maybe she'll surprise us and win another French. I hesitantly give her 5 but can see her with more Nadal...I think he's got a few more, he's only 26..I'll give him 4 (perhaps all at RG) Djoker- He has 6 , I give him 8 more and he will career slam Sharapova - I give her 4 more, 1 of each again? Vika...I see her career slamming, Imma give her 9 more with at least 1 of each...perhaps I am WAY over estimating her, but I see her winning 2 more in 2013 Kuznetsova..I give her 1-2 more, because I think she is so streaky, that she can easily put together 2 weeks of stellar tennis, and suck for a year. because when she is on, she can beat any player, because she has all the shots. She just isn't on consistantly. I'd hope she could win Aus and Wimbledon to Career Slam, but most likely French Open and perhaps Aus Murray - Imma give him 4 more Kvitova - would it be horrendous of me to give her 0? (I know that's cray that i'm giving her 0 and Sveta 1-2, but I just feel like Petra would never be able to beat Vika on the big stage, cause I feel like she is taking a turn for the Ivanovic. But I could be wayyyyyy off, hell, she almost beat Serena in Doja Li - 1 more for Li, hopefully she wins an Aus Stosur - she is my current dark horse to win RG, but I think she'd have to beat someone like Serena or Maria, or Vika...obviously she can't beat a Schiavone on the big stage DelPo - I'd hope more than 2, but I'll leave it at 2 BQ: Um for once, no. I see Vika and Serena sweeping the slams for the rest of 2013, and as for the men, Djoker and Murray. BQ1: Djokovic andddd Vika just because Serena has to defend 2 slams.
Will Venus and Serena W. win Women's Doubles at French Open 2013? or face defeat? by Grayson B. Q: This is their first teaming-up since 2010 at the clay court major Championship Tournament -- how will they do in this week toward the June championship? 10 points for best answer
What was your bikini wax experience like? 10 POINTS? by Addy
Q: I have a couple questions..
1. I'm 16 and I want to get a brazilian wax. Partly for summer and wearing a bikini, and partly I just want to feel clean down there; I'm not having sex.
2. How awkward was it? Does the waxer talk to you and make you feel less nervous?
3. How long do they normally last?
4. Just describe what your whole experience was like please!
A: I've used cold wax in the past, but for my birthday, I went & have it done @ the salon once, and I was talked into buying a $25 bottle of their brand product, and entered me in a Frequent Waxing plan. I was being honest with them, and told them I've been doing myself wax, I'll call them when I want one done, and that I have my own product I can use @ home. Now, I keep getting calls, and spammed! They were red for a while, and the hair started growing like before. Less than 3 mins. The salon was new in town, it was FREE, promotional! THE FDA CAUTIONS THAT THESE PRODUCTS SHOULD NOT BE USED BY PEOPLE WITH DIABETES AND CIRCULATORY PROBLEMS WHO ARE PARTICULARLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO INFECTION. WAXING CAN LEAVE THE SKIN SORE AND OPEN TO INFECTION. WAXES SHOULD NOT BE USED OVER VARICOSE VEINS, MOLES, OR WARTS. THEY SHOULD NOT BE USED ON THE EYELASHES, INSIDE THE NOSE OR EARS, ON THE NIPPLES, OR ON IRRITATED, CHAPPED, SUNBURNED, OR CUT SKIN. Females: "Going Brazilian increase your odds of an external infection where the hair grows. Shaving and waxing can make the skin angry and irritated the more hair you take off the greater your risks. A bad cellulitis infection on her labia a patient went to ER, they were swollen the size of a golf ball. A little lawn maintenance is fine". ~ Glamour 2-13 Pubic hair shaving incidents landed nearly 12,000 people in the E.R. in recent years. Of 30 cases of STMC that presented at a private French dermatology practice from January to March of last year, 93 percent were in patients who had removed their pubic hair. The dermatologists saw 6 women, 24 men, and a bunch of lesions -- which were "located on the pubis with extension on the abdomen in four cases and legs in one." Six patients also had ingrown hairs. Four had genital warts, indicators of papillomavirus. Two had folliculitis, and another had a benign cyst. One had scars. The Atlantic. MAR 19 2013 THREE MOST COMMON MYTHS: 1.The rate of hair regrowth will not change because of hair removal. 2.Hair coverage will not change in density; your body has a set number of hair follicles. 3.Ingrown hairs are common but not impossible to avoid; everyone has different susceptibility to ingrown hairs.
when will french open start? by waqas
Q: tell me about first match
A: The 2013 French Open commences on Sunday, May26th . . . Live coverage from Roland Garros commences on The Tennis Channel @ 10AM (est) and will continue through The Men's Singles Final on Sunday, June 9th. I am sure like all major championships the 1st Round matches will feature both routine wins and some dramatic upsets but it is difficult for even the most prescient of tennis watchers to comment on the individual match ups without the assistance of the 2013 Roland Garros Draw which will not be made available until Friday, May 24th. Sounds like you are as excited as I am about the drama going down at the 2nd Grand Slam Tournament of 2013!
Stanford University Admission Requirements? What are the chances I'll get accepted? by Mj ;D
Q: I live out of the US and want to apply as an international student.
Problem is, my high school is one of the worse there is in the city, but I sucked it up for it's one of the only Private American Curriculum schools my family can afford. (We've all planned for me to study college in the US, so why not prepare from HS?)
ANYWAYS, my school isn't very... hmm what's the word? Supportive. It doesn't offer any extracurricular activities, sports, AP or Honor classes, clubs, NONE. Just the main/typical course of study. (yeah, I know. I hate it too.)
Personally, I'm an active type of person, and staying in between limited lines of the same old boring routine and classroom really didn't cut it out for me. I took a stand and voiced out all the recommendations I thought would make the school more solid in preparing their pupils for top ranking universities across the globe. Of course, after much demand, I still got turned down. But fortunately, they did take some for consideration. (more like 1/8 of it, if you asked me -_-)
They only opened up ONE AP class (Calculus) and we're only allowed to take it in our senior year (so I'm currently taking it). I begged for at least AP English as well, but nooooo. I was also able to take electives such as Economics and Business in Sophomore year, Psychology in Junior year, and Art in my current year. (only allowed to take one elective per year after 10th grade)
I took French for three years, and dipped into some Arabic for four. My GPA has never been below 4.0 and got a perfect score of 5.0 in my (unfortunately solitary) AP class. Got straight As, except last semester where I got a B in English for the first time (Hope that doesn't badly affect my chances LOL).
I only took the SATs once 'cause I wasn't sure if international students are required to take them; didn't score very impressively due to me taking the first shot as more of a "trial" to see how it is and didn't study much. Planning on taking it a second time though, this May.
So sorry for the long and utterly boring history class, but I figured It'll help more if I explained my dilemma's background. I'm Hoping to double Major in English and Psychology (or maybe Architecture). So... Do you think I'll have a chance in getting into Stanford? *crosses fingers* (please please, I don't want my school's faults to ruin my dreams!)
Also, do you know any good colleges or universities that offer a really good English program? I just have this burning passion for English and all forms of the Arts.
Thank you so much for your time! x0x0 ^.^
A: Stanford evaluates each applicant on an individual, holistic basis, and does not expect students to take classes not available at their school. You will not be penalized for only taking one AP class, especially since it was the only one offered. They know that extracurricular activities are generally not as common abroad as in the US, so you also will not be faulted for not playing sports or being in clubs. There are a few things that perplex me a little. Are you currently a senior in high school? If so, when do you intend to apply to college? Most apply during their senior year, and you've already missed the deadlines for Autumn 2013 entry. A few US colleges have March 1 deadlines, but you would have already needed to have your SAT score ready to submit. Yes, Stanford requires all applicants, including international ones, to take the SAT. The only ones exempt from taking the SAT are those who live in countries where it is not offered. Since you have already taken it, that doesn't seem to be the case. You have to submit all your SAT scores to Stanford, though they will consider the one that is the best. All of this information is on the International Applicant page of the Stanford Admissions website. You really need to thoroughly read through it and all other materials on the Admissions pages. A few other things you need to know ~ - If you not a US citizen or a permanent resident you must be able to provide evidence of your ability to self-fund your education and all your other expenses. Stanford has need-blind admissions, but cannot extend that to international applicants due to restrictions on how federal aid can be distributed. Presently it's around $58,000 per year. A infinitesimal number of international applicants who cannot self-fund are given full scholarships, but and most have achieved something extraordinary far beyond the norm for a teenager. ~ Stanford does not admit people based on their intended major. What you're passionate about in high school can change once you're in college. Also, many realize that what they wanted to major in - like English and the Arts - lead to lackluster job potential, so they choose something wiser. The ones who are the most successful with an English major usually go onto graduate school or law school. There's little career options with an undergrad degree in English. Architecture has one of the highest unemployment rates of any major. All forms of the Arts also have extremely high unemployment statistics. You need to decide on something more viable, but you don't have to make that decision right now. - Few at Stanford double major. Most of us will do a single major, or will have a primary major and a secondary major (which doesn't appear on your degree, but is listed on your transcript). That is what I'm doing. I've complied three of the pages with the most crucial information about admission to Stanford on my blog: Good luck to you. ~ skylark
In the WTA who will win most slams & be # 1 for 2013 ? by Erica
Q: I think Serena. Will win 2 or 3 of the major slams. Azarenka 2nd
A: Australian Open: Serena Williams French Open: Petra Kvitova Wimbledon: Serena Williams US Open: Victoria Azarenka Year End No.1: Serena Williams :)
Will Obama’s jobs purge be closer to 94 or 95 million Americans registered as first-time UE claimants in Term1? by Rocky Mountain Patriot
Q: Employment figures discussed in the media and here on Y!A mostly use Bureau of Labor Statistics’ survey-based estimates. Since the Department of Labor also keeps real, comprehensive counts through the Employment & Training Administration, those are the figures I’ll refer to and ask about here.
By the final Saturday of 2012, a cumulative count of newly registered first-time claimants with all 50 states’ employment offices across the country reached 93,275,000, according to ETA records. The final eight weeks of 2012 recorded a total verified count of 3,523,305 non-seasonally-adjusted new claimants, which exceeded the comparable period during 2011 at 3,461,793 jobs lost at year’s end. Perhaps, more telling, the combined count for November and December 2012 came in at 3,885,105, which exceeded the two-month year-end total of 3,838,689 jobs lost in 2010 during a time all were questioning when recovery might begin. No one seemed deluded enough to suggest the economy’s ugly contracting workforce in 2010 was in recovery, but the final two months of 2010 recorded fewer new first-time claimants for unemployment after job losses than our latest November-December count.
The past two weeks added more than 1.1 million new registrants for unemployment, with non-seasonally-adjusted counts of 553,348, hiked upward for the Saturday, January 5th count in Thursday’s release, while the January 12, 2013 count was presented as part of the ETA’s advance data at 555,708 before the inevitable adjustment raises that count, as well, in coming weeks.
With one more Saturday report yet to be included for President Obama’s first term total of American workers separated from employment, my question is for those curious about the nation’s employment situation, mathematicians, statisticians, and perhaps gamblers who gravitate toward over-under numbers for their speculation of an outcome. We topped 94 million once gainfully employed workers purged from jobs under Obama’s crippled economy in the first hour of Monday’s employment activity, and at the current rate we’ll reach about 94.5 million, midway between 94 and 95 million Americans separated from jobs before a second term begins.
What’s your take on the over-under gamble on this one? Will Obama’s job shrinkage end closer to 94 million Americans whose jobs were slashed or 95 million heading into his coronation, some still deign to regard as just another ordinary inauguration.
If it helps with your estimates and calculations, keep in mind the seven million jobs added to the economy under Obama’s predecessor, which turned over a workforce of 133,886,830, has come back slightly from the 8.3 million jobs slashed under this Administration, according to employers’ payroll record counts showing 125,572,661 at the end of the second calendar quarter in 2011, to 5.8 million fewer jobs than appeared on employers’ payroll counts under Bush during the latest, year-end calendar quarter of 2012 at 128,066,082.
With over 22 million more jobs slashed from the economy under Obama than under President Bush in his second term for the same 205 weeks in Office at the end of December, the difference showed almost 108,000 fewer jobs lost on average under Bush across each of the Presidents’ 205 weeks in Office. On a monthly basis, the 497,000 fewer jobs lost during months with 31 days each while Bush was in Office during the identical 47-plus months period can easily be rounded to a half million.
Since the left and, perhaps, a smattering of low information independent voters felt unconcerned about fellow citizens desperate for jobs and restoration to independent adult living many had grown accustomed to, it’s natural to wonder why voters were okay with the cruel economy that’s left tens of millions of Americans behind.
What’s your best estimate on final Obama jobs loss numbers? Will the ETA actual counts from states unemployment offices nationwide be closer to 94 or 95 million?
A bonus question is why would anyone feel such failure and ugly contraction of the workforce was okay during Obama’s first term and necessary to inflict on one’s neighbors and fellow citizens for another four years?
A: Thanks for making Obama's first term ETA counts so clear and eye-opening. The links to summary DOL government data are impressive and probably why low information voters aren't attacking in greater numbers. Perhaps the statistic everyone should have been looking at ahead of the November election was the half-million additional jobs lost under Obama for each of 47 months as President compared to newly unemployed Americans under Bush. The struggle former workers have had to endure these past four years finding work has stretched to more than twice as long in duration as anything on record since the BLS statistic was added, and the futility has reshaped the new millennium in ways no one can be satisfied with. That suggests less-than-capable leadership or a disconnect from the White House on the level of the despised French aristocracy who brushed aside reality with a dismissive "let them eat cake" approach. Liberal progressives' willful ignorance and refusal to accept critically important data is precisely why they've earned the low information voter title. Is there any better way to describe a group that refuses to acknowledge indisputable results from failed leadership that seems so painfully obvious to rightly concerned Americans? The summary chart at rockymountainperspective is impressive and could have impacted the vote, if only such weighty government data was required reading for voters, like the left's strategic classroom indoctrination materials are. We're into a second generation of sheep and patients who survive only from spoon feeding, because they refuse to recognize or acknowledge anything from a source apart from one that's nursed and fed their fragile, strangely inflated egos. Democrats have the nation where they want it, where wisdom and judgment are frowned upon if reality strays from the collective's narrative. Removing jobs and opportunities, which government agencies are assigned to bury, like Solis' Department of Labor has done, is one way to control the masses and fundamentally reshape a nation that wasn't so wounded to require the blood-letting and amputations this Administration felt was necessary and supported with claims of a mandate from 51 percent of voters accepting more of the same. Most of us believe reality will eventually strike these people like a two-by-four upside the head. I nearly forgot to make a prediction while addressing the nation's low information voter pandemic. If non-seasonally-adjusted figures (actual counts) were used for late December and January job loss counts, the total would be very close to 95 million. Since the January 12th ETA advance figures callously removed about 220,000 filers for unemployment on seasonally adjusted figures for the latest week, and 400,000 for the past two, the SA numbers will remain within a few thousand of 94.5 million. Real counts would come closer and, perhaps, even exceed, the 95 million total this Administration is facing for Americans separated from jobs since Obama took the Oath of Office in January 2009. While the question asks whether this Administration will reach 95 million Americans separated from employment ahead of the inauguration, Obama’s moribund economy is on pace to reach 100 million displaced workers by early spring. The half million more jobs lost during each of Obama's months in Office than were lost under Bush, at this point, is a far cry from recovery. Thanks for the strong answers to the original post, Josh & Justg. An excellent missing answer was emailed by Billy Bob who alerted me to Y!A not allowing further answers to post within hours of the question appearing a day-and-a-half ago. Is this an open forum or not, Y!A? You've censored and pulled dozens of my questions and answers just because my opinion differs from the liberal progressives' and Obama sycophants' opinions supported by the Left Coast Team. This post is based upon DOL counts of workers separated from jobs since Obama took Office, according to registrants for unemployment nationwide. Consider the last two regimes during the 20th Century that sought to control information in ways Y!A is doing for the President and party currently in power. They’re hated and reviled regimes no one wants to be associated with, but the tricks were similar, if not perfected to Y!A's level, as what's being applied to a forum originally intended for open exchange of op of opinions, expertise, and thought in general. More foolishness AGAIN Y!A? Why do you refuse to allow askers of conservative questions you dislike to have the ability to select a Best Answer? I've tried repeatedly to select BA here to no avail, just as I had with several previous questions where it wasn't allowed. A few contacts have asked about that frustrating form of after-the-fact censorship. It's obvious, like this Administration has shown again and again, messages which don't jibe with the left's calculated, deceptive and intentionally disorientig feedback loop aren't acceptable to reach a public sorely in need of the truth! For the record, Josh's answer was deserving of that honor and extra points for a post that clearly recognizes what this question is about.
Who will win the French Open 2013? by Erfan Q: Both Men and women?
Planning a trip to New Orleans Sep 20th 2013. Am I crazy? by cisco.leon
Q: Is it prime hurricane season? I'm travelling with my wife and 2 infants. I wanted to take advantage of the really good flight prices out of NYC. But... some things are too good to be true. Please help if you're versed with New Orleans weather and tourism!
A: New Orleans is still very hot and humid during mid-September, but the really bad heat of July/August is over. It IS during hurricane season (June to November), but they aren't a surprise. If the tickets,etc. are a substantial investment then consider getting trip delay/cancellation insurance. You have to do that in advance as waiting until a storm is in existence (named) is too late. Trip insurance is cheap and sold by airlines & travel agents. ---- www.frenchquarter.com If someone says something to you like ”I bet $5 I can tell you where you got those shoes”, the answer is “I got them on my feet” New Orleans hosts many festivals and celebrations throughout the year: www.nola.com/festivals There are many tours offered and examples are: www.graylineneworleans.com www.hauntedhistorytours.com You may be able to save a bit using discount coupons: www.neworleanscoupons.com The Saint Charles Streetcar is the oldest continuously operating street railway in the world and is a "tourist attraction" in its own right. It is part of the public transit system, as are the Canal Street and Riverfront streetcar lines: www.norta.com There is always music, but the bands change: Go to www.bestofneworleans.com and click on Music then Listings or to www.offbeat.com and click on Listings, then Music. Music clubs often advertise "No Cover", meaning there is no charge for entering. However, clubs with "No Cover" often require that customers buy a beverage each for every "set" of music (which can be every 20 minutes) so KNOW THE PRICE before you sit down. Clubs do that because some people will sit in the club all evening drinking nothing (clubs only make money from the drinks they sell - not from the music). It is also a good idea to pay for each round of drinks (in clubs on Bourbon Street) as it is delivered so there can't be any confusion at the end of the evening. An incomplete guide to bars & clubs: www.neworleanscheapdrinks.com Some famous drinks are VERY potent compared with regular cocktails that have only 1 to 1 ½ ounces of alcohol. For example, a Hurricane is basically 3 or 4 ounces of rum in something like red Kool-Aid, and a Hand Grenade has at least 4 ½ ounces of Everclear + rum + vodka mixed with melon liquor. They don’t necessarily taste like an alcoholic beverage and it is easy to over-indulge. Wander around the French Quarter, enjoy the architecture, watch the street entertainers (do tip), and visit some of the historic buildings that have been turned into museums (go to www.frenchquarter.com and click on Historic Attractions). Cafe du Monde is in the French Quarter and you shouldn't miss having cafe au lait & beignets (www.cafedumonde.com). Another great coffee shop is the Croissant d'Or (at 617 Ursulines Street), which is open from 7:00am to 2:00pm and has food in addition to pastry. The Palm Court restaurant is very nice, has moderate prices, and offers live jazz starting at 8:00pm: 1204 Decatur Street, (504) 525-0200. www.palmcourtjazzcafe.com Maximo's Italian Grill has great food and atmosphere: 1117 Decatur Street in the French Quarter, (504) 586-8883. www.maximosgrill.com Cafe Degas is a very French restaurant near City Park at 3127 Esplanade - which is not within walking distance of downtown (5 to 10 minutes by taxi). They are closed on Mondays & Tuesdays (504) 945-5635). www.cafedegas.com The Napoleon House restaurant is at 500 Chartres Street in the FQ, and has a menu of great local dishes: www.napoleonhouse.com More restaurant suggestions: Preservation Hall has traditional live Jazz, and doesn’t serve alcohol so all ages are welcome: www.preservationhall.com New Orleans has ballet, opera, a symphony orchestra, and theatre: www.nobadance.com www.neworleansopera.org www.lpomusic.com www.lepetittheatre.com There is a free ferry across the Mississippi at the "foot" of Canal Street. It is a short trip but like a harbor cruise w/o a guide: The Aquarium, Audubon Zoo, and Insectarium are world-class attractions (www.auduboninstitute.org) and you should see them if you can. The Zoo is several miles from downtown. You can drive to the Zoo (which has free parking) or take public transit from the French Quarter. Go to www.neworleansmuseums.com for info on museums. Harrah’s Casino is in the Central Business District: www.harrahs.com (age 21 required for entry) New Orleans City Park has a variety of attractions + free parking. (www.neworleanscitypark.com). Check for ideas about other things to do. I hope you have a great time!
Riverside County sets new mark for early jail releases, 6,030 inmates. Are the majority for victimless crimes? by CHECK MY PROFILE®⚑
A: I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth just as we were commanded by the Father. But now, Lady, I ask you, not as though I were writing a new commandment but the one we have had from the beginning: let us love one another. For this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, as you heard from the beginning, in which you should walk. Many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh; such is the deceitful one and the antichrist. Look to yourselves that you do not lose what we worked for but may receive a full recompense. Anyone who is so "progressive" as not to remain in the teaching of the Christ does not have God; whoever remains in the teaching has the Father and the Son. - Riverside County has let a record 6,030 inmates out of jail early so far this year because its lockups are full, eclipsing a previous mark of 6,001 for the entire year of 2007, a sheriff's official said Tuesday. Chief Deputy Raymond Gregory said the county is on pace to release between 7,000 and 7,200 inmates before completing sentences by year's end. "It's kind of a dubious distinction," Gregory said. "If we don't do something to change it, it will continue to soar." Gregory, who oversees corrections support and planning, said the Sheriff's Department is exploring sending some inmates to state fire camps, while letting others live at home with electronic ankle bracelets that track their whereabouts. Another option is paying cities with space in their jails to house inmates. "None of them are in any position to start right away," Gregory said, saying the earliest any option could be deployed is early 2013. Supervisor Marion Ashley said the county is "moving full-speed ahead" with a 1,250-bed expansion of its Indio jail, to make room for more people accused or convicted of crimes. But with a scheduled 2017 completion date, relief from that strategy is nowhere in sight, he said. Ashley said that, in the meantime, perhaps the county could free up space through expanded use of work-release programs through which convicts clean county roads or clear fire-prone brush. "We've got to look for innovative ways to lesssen the impact on this," he said. Ashley blamed Sacramento's jail realignment, which shifted responsibility for incarcerating people newly convicted of nonviolent, non-sexual crimes from the state to counties. That program was launched in October 2011. "This is of course all due to (realignment) and the governor's policy of keeping felons in the local jails rather than in state prisons where they belong," Ashley said. He said it hasn't helped that, since realignment's debut, judges have sentenced some convicts to lengthy sentences in Riverside County jails; one sentence was longer than 12 years. "That's ridiculous," Ashley said. When realignment was adopted, county officials said, they were told they would be responsible for housing prisoners no longer than three years. The county has five jails with a combined capacity of 3,906 beds. The jails are in French Valley, Riverside, Banning, Indio and Blythe. Around the middle of last decade, amid a booming economy, county jails were bursting at the seams. And in response to a 1993 federal court order that forces the county to let people out when there is no more room, the sheriff released numerous inmates before they were supposed to re-enter society. Early releases exceeded 3,000 a year from 2004 to 2008, peaking at 6,001 in 2007, department officials reported. The economy slowed and the county opened a 582-bed addition to its Banning jail. Because of those factors, early releases slowed to a trickle; just 76 inmates were let out early in 2010. Then the trend sharply reversed. On Oct. 1, 2011, the day realignment took effect, the county's jails were 85 percent full. By January 2012, they were full. And early releases soared again. "Our job is to keep people in custody," Gregory said. "The fact that we have to let anyone go is a huge thing for us. We hope that they have taken the time to become better citizens (while in jail). But we know that's not always the case."
Please let me know WHEN are Tennis's 4 Major Championships Held...???!? by fakeisnotgood
Q: 1. US Open : (day/month/year)
2. Australian Open :
3. French Open :
4. Wimbledon :
2th question : I know these Championships are held every-year, then are all those championships held 'at the same DATE' every-year...???
A: Tennis's four major championships are held each year during the same weeks of a particular month but do not happen on specific dates. Please notice that the 2013 major championships are scheduled to be held in the order indicated below: 1. The Australian Open only just concluded but was held on January 14th through January 27th 2. The French Open commences on May 26th and concludes June 2nd 3. The Championships Wimbledon are scheduled to be held June 24th through July 7th 4. The United States Open begin on August 26 and finishes up with the Men's final now held on Monday, September 9th
Is it possible for me to be a Kpop artist? by Rhiannon
Q: First of black but im not too dark this is my skin colour:
A: First it isn't impossible but unlikely because most Koreans aren't open the idea yet. Kpop is not ready for that yet and might not for a while. Also you don't have to be Korean to be a Kpop star. But it would be harder for you to get in because they aren't ready yet. Words spoken by the biggest companies in Kpop music currently. YG: “I hope to create a new kind of star that has yet to be established.” J.Y. Park: “The standard for KPOP Star is… originality. A person with their own style. One who can express themselves through singing or dancing. That is the person we want to find.” BoA: “For me, rather than someone who is already well-polished, I want to find someone with potential who can be polished in the future. I hope to find someone who’s like a clean, white canvas.” Also read this article Michelle Lee was close to becoming a Kpop Idol with her and other girls. They were suppose to be with YG. But now signed a contact with another company. Maybe she will be the first black Kpop star and open the doors for black people who want to be a Kpop star. All you can do is wait and when your sixteen maybe try out. Anything is possible. ^.^ I can sing and dance and also my best friend has been teaching me korean since I was 9 (I'm fourteen right now), In exchange I taught her french. Im just wondering is me not being Korean and being black ruining all my chances?
Why didn't Marion Cotillard win a Golden Globe? by Monkey socks
Q: Jessica Chastain is a great big ho !
A: There could be several reasons. Hollywood only makes violent franchise films now, for young men, about comic book figures. (Americans make indies but don't finance them easily.) European movies, particularly French ones, are about the mysteries of human existence. Thus, RUST & BONE may have been "too European" for this audience. Secondly, screeners went out late, and we have no idea how many people actually got to see RUST & BONE; the film didn't open in Houston until mid-December! But ever since "the suits" took over Hollywood, the emphasis has been on profit, not art. So now we are seeing movie stars (not necessarily actors) whose movies make a lot of money getting top awards. It's a shame (see the 9-year-old nominated for one of America's greatest accolades because a lot of people went to that movie) because it devalues the Oscar, which should be about craft and a high standard of artistry. Fiinally, after Cotillard's win, and her run of films with top US and British directors, she enhances the fear by Hollywood that Paris is becoming the epicenter of world cinema (see THE ARTIST and deJardin winning last year). So it all may have just been too much French for AAMPAS. But my God, she was fabulous in it. That's OK, she has already finished two more for release in 2013, so we'll see if I'm right, or whether she gets more respect in 2013.
What is the French song in Dead Man Down? (Beatrice Scene)? by ngo
Q: I have just watched Dead man Down last night and found my favourite song since 5 years ago. The French song (or Russian , I'm not sure) was played just some seconds in the scene of Beatrice at her house. I'm so desperate to find it. Please help me!!!!!!!!!! Ah it is definitely NOT the song Eblouie Par La Nuit by Zaz ( I have searched in advance).
A: This album will be released on April 9, 2013. you can always preview the songs on amazon and see if one of those are it. Dead Man Down Soundtrack List (Score): 1. Opening (1:57) 2. Cafe Cora (5:57) 3. The Secret of the Ship (1:19) 4. Bombs (2:35) 5. Victor’s Theme (3:28) 6. Would You Go Out With Me (1:37) 7. Aftermath (2:05) 8. The Beatrice Proposal (1:47) 9. Night Time (2:45) 10. Destiny (4:28) 11. The Decision (2:25) 12. The Plan (5:07) 13. Coming For Her (2:55) 14. The Battle (6:04) 15. Lonely (1:23) Continue reading
Do u think nadal will make it into the top 4 before RG? by Yonatan
Q: if not so it means he will mayB face federer or novak before the semis right?
A: Yes, Rafael Nadal will make it back to the Top 4 before the French Tennis Federation determines the seeds for the 2013 Roland Garros championships. Doubters (or haters as it were) will point to a difference in points between David Ferrer and Nadal of a bit more than 1,000 points. Please note that Rafa is currently playing in four additional 250-level tournaments to fine tune his game in preparation for the French Open. It looks to me as though he is on course to find his proper form in time to deal out a lot of pain during the European claycourt circuit. Notice also that there are five 1000-level tournaments between now and the date of the seeding committee's decision . . . Indian Wells, Miami, Monte Carlo, Madrid and Rome. Nadal only got to the semi's in Indian Wells & Miami, won both Monte Carlo & Rome, but bowed out meekly in Madrid in the Round of 16 to Fernando Verdasco (blue clay and et cetera). Lot's of room to improve. I agree that at the end of the day, it will not matter. Whether Rafa plays Federer or Djokovic in whatever round it happens to be, he will win because he is giving himself the best preparation to do well at the French. Curiously, the other top players are not changing their (losing) game plans at all this year. Pity.
Will Nadal surpass Federer's record of 16 Grand Slam titles? by Hannah
Q: Here's an interesting fact for you: Federer and Rafael Nadal both won their 48th titles at exactly the same age: 25 years and 10 months old.
A: I think he will win 16, and may surpass it, He will win the French Open a few more times, i don't see why he won't, he is the best player on Clay, and is probably the greatest ever player on Clay!, He will have a chance in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, People who think his knees are going to finish his career early are totally wrong. Djokovic had an amazing 2011, but i think right now, in 2012, Nadal will be a very strong contender going into Wimbledon, and the US Open, and looking back to the Australian Open final, Nadal was just points/games away from beating Djokovic..so he is definitely good enough to beat Djokovic on all surfaces, Clay, Grass and Hard Courts. Another thing in Nadal's favour, is his excellent record against Roger Federer, his head to head record against Federer is phenomenal, meaning if Federer knocks out Djokovic in a Slam, Nadal will be the strong favorite to beat Federer, should they then meet. And Nadal on top form can easily beat Murray, as he showed at Wimbledon and US Open last year. So i see no reason why Nadal can't win another 6/7 slams...I think he'll win the French at least 3 more times, and maybe pick up 1 or 2 Australian and US Opens, and he should win another Wimbledon, He has reached the final in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011, and i don't see why he can't reach it again in 2012, 2013 and 2014. I can't think of any up and coming players breaking the top 3/4 in the few years, maybe someone like Raonic will start challenging in the future, but as for the foreseeable future, i can only see Nadal winning lots more Slams.
2013 French Open schedule? by Catchy
Q: I've only recently gotten into tennis this past year and I'm confused as to how grand slams work. I was wondering how I can find out who's playing in the 2013 French Open and when they play? I can't tell if I can watch on Tv on the 21st or if I have to wait until the 26th?
A: All grand slam tournaments are at least two weeks long (a fortnight). The French Open in Paris actually begins on Sunday, May 26th @ 10AM (est) and will be televised on The Tennis Channel (& later rounds on NBC). Although the seeds for each draw will be announced on Monday, May 20th . . . the actual draws will not be made available until Friday, May 24th . . . and those draws determine player match-ups round-by-round. It is great to know that you are as excited as we are to get the second major of the year started! Have Fun!
What is the area that Germany took from france during world war two? by Thomnus
Q: THats it
A: It's a more complex answer than you think. (See MAP, at link.) The north and northwest were under the direct military control of the Reich; as occupied France. Most of the rest became Vichy France, a puppet state of the Reich, ruled by the conservative Marshall Petain. About 1/3 of France, altogether, was ruled differently. A small portion of the northwest came under military administration as part of the Reich's Belgian province. Alsace-Lorraine, along the eastern French-German border, became part of the Reich. Areas along the border of Alsace-Lorraine also became open for German settlement. Large portions of the southwest, and Corsica, came under the control of Mussolini's Italy. (See map, at link:
Attractions, resturants and things to do while in New orleans, LA for mardi gras? by Courteney d
Q: My friend and I are going to NOLA in February. for Mardi Gras 2013. Other than enjoying the parades and night life in the city what other things are there to do for a group of young adults 21+. Such as restaurants, attractions, and things to do while in town. Any ideas?
A: If you will be in New Orleans during the last five or six days of Carnival that may be difficult as the celebrations tend to take over. Attractions close, restaurants go to limited menus, bars & clubs are packed, etc. This is what I usually post regarding things to do: www.frenchquarter.com If someone says something to you like ”I bet $5 I can tell you where you got those shoes”, the answer is “I got them on the street/pavement/sidewalk in New Orleans”. There are many tours offered and examples are: www.graylineneworleans.com www.hauntedhistorytours.com You may be able to save a bit using discount coupons: www.neworleanscoupons.com The Saint Charles Streetcar is the oldest continuously operating street railway in the world and is a "tourist attraction" in its own right. It is part of the public transit system, as are the Canal Street and Riverfront streetcar lines: www.norta.com There is always music, but the bands change: Go to www.bestofneworleans.com and click on Music then Listings or to www.offbeat.com and click on Listings, then Music. Music clubs often advertise "No Cover", meaning there is no charge for entering. However, clubs with "No Cover" often require that customers buy a beverage each for every "set" of music (which can be every 20 minutes) so KNOW THE PRICE before you sit down. Clubs do that because some people will sit in the club all evening drinking nothing (clubs only make money from the drinks they sell - not from the music). It is also a good idea to pay for each round of drinks (in clubs on Bourbon Street) as it is delivered so there can't be any confusion at the end of the evening. An incomplete guide to bars & clubs: www.neworleanscheapdrinks.com Some famous drinks are VERY potent compared with regular cocktails that have only 1 to 1 ½ ounces of alcohol. For example, a Hurricane is basically 3 or 4 ounces of rum in something like red Kool-Aid, and a Hand Grenade has at least 4 ½ ounces of Everclear + rum + vodka mixed with melon liquor. They don’t necessarily taste like an alcoholic beverage and it is easy to over-indulge. Wander around the French Quarter, enjoy the architecture, watch the street entertainers (do tip), and visit some of the historic buildings that have been turned into museums (go to www.frenchquarter.com and click on Historic Attractions). If someone says something to you like “I bet $5 I can tell you where you got them shoes”, the answer is “I got them on the street/sidewalk in New Orleans”. Cafe du Monde is in the French Quarter and you shouldn't miss having cafe au lait & beignets (www.cafedumonde.com). Another great coffee shop is the Croissant d'Or (at 617 Ursulines Street), which is open from 7:00am to 2:00pm and has food in addition to pastry. The Palm Court restaurant is very nice, has moderate prices, and offers live jazz starting at 8:00pm: 1204 Decatur Street, (504) 525-0200. www.palmcourtjazzcafe.com Maximo's Italian Grill has great food and atmosphere: 1117 Decatur Street in the French Quarter, (504) 586-8883. www.maximosgrill.com Cafe Degas is a very French restaurant near City Park at 3127 Esplanade - which is not within walking distance of downtown (5 to 10 minutes by taxi). They are closed on Mondays & Tuesdays (504) 945-5635). www.cafedegas.com The Napoleon House restaurant is at 500 Chartres Street in the FQ, and has a menu of great local dishes: www.napoleonhouse.com Buffa’s is a neighborhood restaurant at 1001 Esplanade Avenue that is open 27/7 and has live entertainment: www.buffasrestaurant.com More restaurant suggestions: Preservation Hall has traditional live Jazz, and doesn’t serve alcohol so all ages are welcome: www.preservationhall.com New Orleans has ballet, opera, a symphony orchestra, and theatre: www.nobadance.com www.neworleansopera.org www.lpomusic.com www.lepetittheatre.com There is a free ferry across the Mississippi at the "foot" of Canal Street. It is a short trip but like a harbor cruise w/o a guide: The Aquarium, Audubon Zoo, and Insectarium are world-class attractions (www.auduboninstitute.org) and you should see them if you can. The Zoo is several miles from downtown. You can drive to the Zoo (which has free parking) or take public transit from the French Quarter. Go to www.neworleansmuseums.com for info on museums. Harrah’s Casino is in the Central Business District: www.harrahs.com (age 21 required for entry) New Orleans City Park has a variety of attractions + free parking. (www.neworleanscitypark.com). Check for ideas about other things to do. I hope you have a great time!
where is waxed in a bikini wax? by That don't impress me much..
Q: This may sound silly but i'm aware that the front, around the bikini is waxed but is the bit at the top of your inner thigh waxed? I don't know how to explain it other than the very top of your inside thigh?
A: WAXING warrants caution: home waxing kits come in both cold and hot wax varieties – cold kits may not work as well but are certainly safer to use in the genital region. If you’re going to a salon, choose a professional location that makes safety a priority. Example from YA!: "so i waxed my upper lip and it left a huge red mark all on top of my upper lip. the next day wrinkly skin formed over it and it started to peel so i peeled it off and now its extremely red and shiny what can i put on it so it wont scar and how long will it take to heal?" 2nd example from YA!: "2 weeks ago, I used the waxing kit, and I did my arms. It didnt take off any hair, but it did sizzle my skin, I stopped midway through my left arm because it hurt so bad. At first the skin was very red, cracked, and had scabs. The scabs came off and the skin felt normal, but I noticed my arm was developing tiny bumps. Now, my entire left arm has broken into huge red, puffy bumps that itch like hell. I also noticed my entire body is starting to itch..... especially my face. WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON!!!! I WANT TO SUE SALLY HANSEN!" (gross photo posted but I won't). THE FDA CAUTIONS THAT THESE PRODUCTS SHOULD NOT BE USED BY PEOPLE WITH DIABETES AND CIRCULATORY PROBLEMS WHO ARE PARTICULARLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO INFECTION. WAXING CAN LEAVE THE SKIN SORE AND OPEN TO INFECTION. WAXES SHOULD NOT BE USED OVER VARICOSE VEINS, MOLES, OR WARTS. THEY SHOULD NOT BE USED ON THE EYELASHES, INSIDE THE NOSE OR EARS, ON THE NIPPLES, OR ON IRRITATED, CHAPPED, SUNBURNED, OR CUT SKIN. Females: "Going Brazilian increase your odds of an external infection where the hair grows. Shaving and waxing can make the skin angry and irritated the more hair you take off the greater your risks. A bad cellulitis infection on her labia a patient went to ER, they were swollen the size of a golf ball. A little lawn maintenance is fine". ~ Glamour 2-13 Pubic hair shaving incidents landed nearly 12,000 people in the E.R. in recent years. Of 30 cases of STMC that presented at a private French dermatology practice from January to March of last year, 93 percent were in patients who had removed their pubic hair. The dermatologists saw 6 women, 24 men, and a bunch of lesions -- which were "located on the pubis with extension on the abdomen in four cases and legs in one." Six patients also had ingrown hairs. Four had genital warts, indicators of papillomavirus. Two had folliculitis, and another had a benign cyst. One had scars. The Atlantic. MAR 19 2013 THREE MOST COMMON MYTHS: 1.The rate of hair regrowth will not change because of hair removal. 2.Hair coverage will not change in density; your body has a set number of hair follicles. 3.Ingrown hairs are common but not impossible to avoid; everyone has different susceptibility to ingrown hairs.
what should I take to Paris? by Maria
Q: I am going to Paris, France in the summer of 2013 around the begining of August. It will be for a language school, but we will be able to go see the site and shop for items. I can comprehend a lot of French words, but I would reallly like to know what should I bring for Paris and will a lot of stores and restuarants be open since it is the month of vacation for people in Paris. Thank you for the answers.
P.s I am staying for about 2 weeks.
A: That's when I go to! Any way you wanna bring a lot of money! Cuz American dollars are less than the euro.yes almost all stores will be opened. What I brought to Paris was for 2 weeks 16 pairs of clothes, extra socks, camera, shoes and basically toiletries. And a sweater, but just because its a foreign country doesn't mean u need that much.
Any ideas for a representation about France? (easy french cuisine recipes,other ideas for representing)? by Sarah
Q: Okay so we have an open day at school, where each class will represent a country, since we're french educated we chose France and we have no idea what to talk about and how to talk about. We also need to cook some french cuisine (easy snacks, appetizers) and what else.
So please if any one can help me with this.
A: How about something like this: Good luck.
Can someone give me some info on the revolution multiplayer maps on Black Ops 2? by Tiffany
Q: I want to buy the maps but i wanna hear what others think first before spending money
A: Treyarch released the first DLC for Black Ops 2 first on Xbox Last month on January 29th, 2013, and it is now available for download today for PS3 and PC, however there is no information about it being released for Wii U as of yet. The DLC includes 4 fairly medium size multiplayer maps for players to compete on, a new Zombie map, a new zombie mode, and for the first time ever a new weapon. Downhill bring us to the french ski alps, at a small private ski lodge. This map offers a lot of diversity in gameplay, and can be played several different ways. The map offers many location for team to lock down territory and do it well. There's the main building where they operate the gondolas; its quite an open building, and doesn't offer much for cover, however if you time yourself properly with the passing of the gondolas, you will have the element of surprise. On the opposite side of that main building, there's a hilly area situated between the ski shop and the cabin, that offers nice lines of sight for mid range shooters. From my experience in playing the map I find that those two area of the map are the two main heavy traffic areas where opposing team exchange fire most of the time. As for map design, and playability its a firm 8 out of 10 for me. Grind bring us to the birth place of skateboarding, and is by far in my opinion the hardest map to play in the DLC. This is due to the lack of cover and the architectural curvature design of the map. Don't get me wrong , the map is well built but challenging. Your best bet is to run around and not wait for the fight to come to you. However, the best camping spots are located near the bleachers, so keep your head high when travelling in that area. As for map design, and playability its a borderline 8 out of 10 for me. Hydro is hydroelectric dam facility, filled with dangerous under ground spillways. Its the largest of all four maps, with a symmetrical design for those that really like the traditional feel in multiplayer. I always enjoy it when Treyach puts map interaction within their multiplayer, and map flooding is the ideal way to separate the two teams and cause you to think about another danger around the corner that is something else than the other team. In my opinion this is a very balanced map. Finally the last multiplayer map, Mirage, a luxury resort ravaged by a sandstorm. This map offers a wonderful mix of long and close combat encounters between player. and the fact that the sand allows you to get to different heights, allows you to mix it up even more. Very fun map for everyone. The PeaceKeeper is the new weapon offered with the DLC, and is a great addition to the weapons in the game. As most of us Assault Riffle lovers may appreciate, since SMG's kinda dominate the game this time around, this hybrid SMG in nothing more than a really versatile Assault Riffle. As for my set up with the gun i put on the primary gunfighter wild cards and run three attachements with it; the reflex sight, the fore grip and fast mag. No secondary weapon is needed since i put on scavenger to replenish ammunition, paired up with blind eye and engineer. And as for equipment I prefer a bouncing betty and a shock charge since its a good combo for defending your back. Treyarch also gave us a new zombie mode for the first time ever, called turned, where players compete for the right to play as the human. In this mode players are the zombies trying to take down the human, and if successful, you swap places with the human and give it a try for survival. In my opinion the mode is really fun, however i was disappointed in finding out that its only a 4 player game and that you can not play with your own party of friends. So for that fact its a 6 out of 10 for me. Now we get to the gravy, an awesomely large map, with nothing but creativity and discovery for those hardcore zombie fanatics to enjoy. Die Rise, the new zombie map offers everything you could imagine and is a great addiction to tranzit. And I hope they make even more maps like this in the future. I would recommend everyone in buying the revolution DLC for BO2, and I hope that the next one is even better. Thanks Treyarch.
Do you think Roger Federer can win a Masters 1000 in 2013? by Flugu
Q: If yes, which one do you think is his best chance?
At the beginning of the year, I thought Indian Wells, Madrid and Cincinatti would be his best chances (yeah, exactly the ones he won last year, but also those where he has won the most times), now I'm not so sure.
BQ: Do you think he can/will a Grand Slam? Which one?
BQ2: Do you think he will ever be able to defeat Nadal again in his career?
I don't know, I've been a bit pessimistic about Roger the past few weeks, so I'd like to know your opinion.
A: I think he can win a slam, most likely Wimbledon, he would fancy his chances against Djokovic and Murray on Grass, He might need some luck in avoiding Nadal, He will be hoping Djokovic and Nadal meet in the Semi's, with Djokovic winning, i could certainly see Federer winning a final vs Djokovic Wimbledon will probably be his last chance, he is firmly 3rd favorite for the French Open, i wouldn't rule him out of contention, If Nadal isn't 100% fit then Federer will look to Seize his chance, Later in the year, i don't see him winning US Open or AO Open 2014. BQ2 - Yes, Definitely, especially in a 3 set match, Their last 4 matches are 2-2 and Nadal Isn't unbeatable on a Hard Court as he is on Clay, There are a lot of Hard court tournaments still to come this year, Cincinnati, Canada, Paris, Shanghai, and the World Tour Finals, so Federer could beat Nadal in one of those tournaments i'm sure.
What is most likely 2013 year-end scenario for Federer? by Michael Stanford
Q: A. Is ranked No.1
B. Has won at least 1 Grand Slam
C. Has dropped in the rankings
D. Is strongly considering retirement
A: A- I'm not sure about it, I think he'll mostly be number 2. Unless he wins the AO where Novak is defending champion which I hope he will. Everything depends on him of course but also on Djokovic. I think the number 1 spot will a alternate between Roger and Novak all the year, I just hope Fed will be #1 the longest. B- I don't want to jinx but yeah I think he'll win at least one Grand Slam Not the French Open in my opinion, but most likely the AO or Wimbledon (or the USO). So yeah, there are 4 Grand Slams, and Roger can win at least one of them. C-Dropped to number 2, probably. Then, he can drop to number 3 if Murray wins more Grand Slams which I don't hope for, and of course if he plays bad during the year. So many things can happen, you never know. But I don't see Nadal as a big threat for 2013, when he'll come back he won't be at his top level so Federer won't be behind him in the rankings. In my opinion, Roger will be in top 3 for sure, if not top 2 in 2013. D- Nah, I don't want to think about that. Honestly if he does consider retirement it will be because of an injury, nothing else, which I don't hope for. So the most likely 2013 year-end scenario is that Roger has won one or two Grand Slams. If it's the AO and Wimbledon he's ranked number one. If not, or if he has only won one, he's number two behind Novak (I don't want to think about him ranked third behind Murray). He's strongly considering not to retire in 2014. :) Ok I've just read what I wrote, maybe I'm a little bit too positive, but I'm sure he can do this, and I don't wanna put him down like a lot of people did not 5 months ago before he won Wimbledon...
How many Grand Slams do you predict Roger Federer to win in 2013? What about Djokovic? by Alex
A: Djokovic will win AO again, he's on a tear there. Nadal will win the French Open, Murray will win Wimbledon, and Djokovic will win US Open. Why? For starters, Djokovic's form the last few months of the tour was exceptional, add that to the fact that he's by far the best hard court player on tour, and you've got him winning both hard court slams. Rafa will recover from his wonky knees to win Roland Garros, just as he always has done barring 2009. Murray's grass court game has substantially improved, as seen from his 2012 performance. If he were to meet Roger there again, he'd probably win. To answer your question - 2 slams for Djokovic, none for Roger.
What to do in Paris when you got one day and night on your lonesome there? by blauviolet
Q: ....oh and don't speak french nor have a lot of money?Any ideas. I'm guessing me and my friends (they leave a day earlier than me) are gonna do all the typical touristy stuff together, so anyone got any good suggestions?Maybe some good insider tips?cheers
A: Here is my suggestions: Eiffel Tower, just go stand under it don't bother with the lines to go up. (Open week long.) Louvre, it has taken me 5 hours both times I went and I figure I will spent at least that much time next week. (Closed on Tuesdays, Very busy on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.) Orsay Museum, it will take you around 1 hour to get through the lines and 2 hours to see everything if you keep moving. If you love art this is a MUST. (Closed Monday, Very busy on Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday.) Leave your camera, no pictures are allowed at all. Les Invalides (Army Museum / Napoleon's tomb), no real lines for tickets as most people just come to see Napoleon's tomb which takes a half hour tops. However, you can spend a couple hours in the Army Museum. (There are different parts, you have to walk around the courtyard, or up the stairs to the second level, to get into them.) (Closed first Monday of the month.) Arc de Triomphe, worth going to see but not worth paying to climb the stairs to the top. You will spend more time getting there then looking at it. Versailles, If you wish to see the gardens plan this as a full day trip. Every time I go it takes 3 hours for the Palace, then 6 to 8 hours for the gardens and other parts of the Estate. (Closed Monday, always really busy.) Notre-Dame Cathedral, free and great to view, once. You will be out in less than a hour. (Pay a little money and walk up the 400 stairs. It is worth the view.) Sainte-Chapelle, they are cleaning the stain glass at the moment until 2013. Right now half is hard to see, part is covered up with workers and a whole wall has been cleaned. Trust me, it is worth the hour sitting and looking at the stained glass. (Expect to spent a lot of time in the line as the Chapelle is rather small.) Catacombs, longs lines in the Summer. This time of year you can walk right up to the ticket booth. Expect to spend 2 hours. (0 to 13 years are free, 14 to 26 are half off, 27+ pay full price.) My list for your tight schedule: Notre-Dame Cathedral then Sainte-Chapelle (They are both near each other.) Hop on the Metro to see the Arc de Triomphe then over to the Eiffel Tower. Hop on the RER to see Les Invalides. If you have time left, go see the Catacombs or Orsay Museum. Hit the Louvre the next day as it really cannot be rushed. Forget about Versailles. If you just want to walk around Paris at night, get off at Metro stop Blanche, Abbesse, Cluny la Sorbonne or Convention and enjoy.
What to do on new years eve in Los Angeles I your under 21 ? by Oena
Q: I'm from England and my boyfriend is coming over, he's 22 so can buy alcohol, but what is the best nd most fun thing to do ??
A: Well LA is just about the last to celebrate the New Year, so I suggest the two of you , watch the ball drop in NYC's Times Square. start at 8:45 watch the ball fall. then listen to the song New York, New York sung by Frank Sinatra.... then , hop into bed and cuddle until 12:00. then open a bottle of real French Champagne Happy 2013
How many of you shave/wax you bikini line? by I'm Anonymous.
Q: I'm curious, because i've been wanting to do this. I've trimmed before, and oh my goodness, it itched for weeks! So if you do shave, what do you use? how do you do it? Any tips for hard to reach places? Do you get ingrown hairs?
Waxing or Shaving? Any other options?
Most importantly, Does it itch?
A: I used to when I was younger, AFTER KIDS, but I'm 60 now, I just trim around the bush. WAXING warrants caution: home waxing kits come in both cold and hot wax varieties – cold kits may not work as well but are certainly safer to use in the genital region. If you’re going to a salon, choose a professional location that makes safety a priority. Example from YA!: "so i waxed my upper lip and it left a huge red mark all on top of my upper lip. the next day wrinkly skin formed over it and it started to peel so i peeled it off and now its extremely red and shiny what can i put on it so it wont scar and how long will it take to heal?" 2nd example from YA!: "2 weeks ago, I used the waxing kit, and I did my arms. It didnt take off any hair, but it did sizzle my skin, I stopped midway through my left arm because it hurt so bad. At first the skin was very red, cracked, and had scabs. The scabs came off and the skin felt normal, but I noticed my arm was developing tiny bumps. Now, my entire left arm has broken into huge red, puffy bumps that itch like hell. I also noticed my entire body is starting to itch..... especially my face. WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON!!!! I WANT TO SUE SALLY HANSEN!" (gross photo posted but I won't). THE FDA CAUTIONS THAT THESE PRODUCTS SHOULD NOT BE USED BY PEOPLE WITH DIABETES AND CIRCULATORY PROBLEMS WHO ARE PARTICULARLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO INFECTION. WAXING CAN LEAVE THE SKIN SORE AND OPEN TO INFECTION. WAXES SHOULD NOT BE USED OVER VARICOSE VEINS, MOLES, OR WARTS. THEY SHOULD NOT BE USED ON THE EYELASHES, INSIDE THE NOSE OR EARS, ON THE NIPPLES, OR ON IRRITATED, CHAPPED, SUNBURNED, OR CUT SKIN. Females: "Going Brazilian increase your odds of an external infection where the hair grows. Shaving and waxing can make the skin angry and irritated the more hair you take off the greater your risks. A bad cellulitis infection on her labia a patient went to ER, they were swollen the size of a golf ball. A little lawn maintenance is fine". ~ Glamour 2-13 Pubic hair shaving incidents landed nearly 12,000 people in the E.R. in recent years. Of 30 cases of STMC that presented at a private French dermatology practice from January to March of last year, 93 percent were in patients who had removed their pubic hair. The dermatologists saw 6 women, 24 men, and a bunch of lesions -- which were "located on the pubis with extension on the abdomen in four cases and legs in one." Six patients also had ingrown hairs. Four had genital warts, indicators of papillomavirus. Two had folliculitis, and another had a benign cyst. One had scars. The Atlantic. MAR 19 2013 THREE MOST COMMON MYTHS: 1.The rate of hair regrowth will not change because of hair removal. 2.Hair coverage will not change in density; your body has a set number of hair follicles. 3.Ingrown hairs are common but not impossible to avoid; everyone has different susceptibility to ingrown hairs.
Buying antique stuff - flea markets, brocantes or auction houses North of France, in June-July 2013? by Al S Q: Buying antique stuff - flea markets, brocantes or auction houses North of France, in June-July 2013? Can anyone recommend some French flea markets, brocantes or auction houses within North of France, open at the end of June to beginning of July 2013? My friend and I are hopeful to acquire antique textile, furniture and small things for home and we have no idea where to go to and when. We are planning to take a ferry from UK and drive starting from Calais and we will have three days. If anyone has an idea of what time markets / auctions normally start or finish, it would be very handy! I have very basic French, on the level of counting to 100 and asking for directions :) My friend doesnt speak French at all but very eager to learn. Thank you.
What are some unusual, uncommon, yet thoughtful arguments against same-sex marriage? by Daniel
Q: I am writing my high school senior thesis on why there is no reason same-sex should be illegal. I've covered all the typical, common arguments against it in my antithesis, but I know there are a lot more out there that I would like to include. Thank you.
A: Liberals mock Republicans for claiming that we are on a moral "Slippery Slope," but let’s look at the facts. Not long ago gays proclaimed: “It’s none of your business what I do in the bedroom! Why can't Republicans mind their own business?” But their gay “lifestyle” somehow left the bedroom and is today being taught to school children...as an “alternate lifestyle.” Then “the slope” steepened: -8/18/12 foxnews.com: California law barring parents from 'curing' gay children moves through legislature. French gays have an even better idea: -10/11/12 : Legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage and give homosexual couples the right to adopt children also would replace the terms “mother” and “father” with “parent 1” and “parent 2” in all legal documents, including birth certificates. But why stop at “gay rights”? -11/2/12 … Evergreen State College in Washington State: A public school’s ‘non-discrimination policy’ allows Colleen Francis, a biological male who identifies as a woman, to use the women’s locker room and restrooms. According to the police report obtained by Campus Reform, the transgendered man in question, 45-year-old student Colleen Francis, was “sitting with her legs open with her male genitalia showing” with girls as young as six years old present. -8/13/12 theblaze.com: Democrat Mary Gonzalez was the first lesbian to openly serve in the Texas House of Representatives, and now she’s becoming the first “pansexual,” too. As Gonzalez defines it, apparently a “pansexual” is attracted to men, women, men who identify as women, women who identify as men, and everything in between....” What’s next? Incest? Woody Allen had an affair with his daughter-in-law. Morgan Freeman had an affair with his granddaughter-in-law. How long will it be before Hollywood gifts us with a movie about this couple? 11/6/12 : -A father and daughter confessed on television last night to spending seven years in a sexual relationship and conceiving two children. -"John and I are in this relationship as consenting adults," Jenny told Australia's 60 Minutes programme last night. -"We are just asking for a little bit of respect and understanding." In a recent episode of the History Channel’s miniseries “Midwife” an elderly brother and sister lived together incestuously for decades. When the two died in each other’s arms -- he of cancer, she of suicide -- the head nun (yes, a nun) who supervised their last days eulogized: “It’s not who you love that’s important, it’s love itself that defines human beings.” It was a real tear jerker...yes, sir. Oh, look! Here’s another lifestyle! -2/26/12 CBC News, Canada: A Vancouver man is set to go to trial for bestiality, a charge that is rarely prosecuted in the courts. The SPCA alleges it has seized video of Brian Cutteridge, 38, engaged in sexual acts with his dog. Cutteridge has argued openly against bestiality laws and has written extensively about sexual relationships with animals. Two years ago he published a paper called For the Love of Dog: On the Legal Prohibition of Zoophilia in Canada and the United States. "He feels very strongly that that should be something that's legal," Moriarty said. "He feels those relationship with his dogs are equivalent to a marriage-type relationship...” And another! -1/3/13 : “But there is a growing conviction, notably in Canada, that paedophilia should probably be classified as a distinct sexual orientation, like heterosexuality or homosexuality.” ----------- “nihilism” defined: -A doctrine holding that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated. -The belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement. ------ Footnote: Should gay couples have the same legal status as hetero couples? Absolutely, and they have those rights in most states. In fact, they have rights superior to us due to their federal minority status. They get quotas just like racial minorities. But that’s still not enough! Now they want to change the definition of marriage from a union of man and woman, a tradition embraced by all cultures, world wide, since written history. Man, you talk about in-your-face! ------ How did we get here? It all started 20 years ago with: “It’s none of your business what I do in the bedroom! Why don’t you Republicans mind your own business?”
Why are black Canadians constantly being discriminated? by Evan
A: Very good question in Halifax they bulldozed their neighbourghood years ago (africville) and the idiotic mayor of hfx apologized publicly to this "error" of the past. Easy to say when you are not to provide a penny in compensation. The area where blacks live is still the poorest in hfx. In Montreal the area of petite bourgogne where many black ppl live along with st michel are crime ridden we could go on and on . but the anglos in this country who CONSTANTLY bicth about the french? arent they perfect isn t Canada the marvelous land where multiculturalism WILL SOLVE ALL ARE PROBS AND RACISM DOES NOT EXIST? You want racism? go to Winnipeg... subtle never open but truly there... . Here's a list of African Canadians that helped shape our great Canadian countries and helped end discrimination against them.
who is better teenis player victoria azarenka or maria sharapova? by Maria Lovato
Q: i like both of them but still want to know your opinion that who is better ??
A: Overall, Maria Sharapova is a better player. She has won 4 Grand Slam titles (Wimbledon 2004 - US Open 2006 - Australian Open 2008 - French Open 2012), and she has been to 7 Grand Slams finals. She is the sixth woman to complete the career Grand Slam in the Open Era. Maria has 28 singles titles and an Olympic Silver Medal. Victoria Azarenka is two years younger than Maria. She has won 2 Grand Slam titles (Australian Open 2012 and 2013), and she has been to 3 Grand Slams finals. Victoria has 16 singles titles and an Olympic Bronze Medal. I don't know exactly how long they both have been ranked #1, but I think Azarenka was ranked #1 longer than Maria. As for their head-to-head, Vika leads 7-5. Azarenka had an amazing 2012 year, where she was better than Maria: they met 6 times, and Vika won 4/6 of their matches. Last time they met however was during WTA championships and Maria won 6-4 6-2. So overall, I would say Maria is better than Victoria, but Vika has been better lately.
Wanting to study and then immigrate to Canada? by Alana
Q: I know it may seem silly, but I'm a freshman in high school.
I would love to attend a university and still exploring my options, but I would like to know some good universities in Canada?
Also, I attend a school where each quarter is semester and per each semester I earn 8 credits. 2 credits more than if i were to attend regular high school. Would this interest some universities?
Especially since this school is 100% completion school meaning that if I had a B in one of my classes but had one missing assignment I would fail and not receive credit (BTW I have 3's and 1 B) its four classes instead of six.
Along with extracurricular activities
And if I learned to be fluent in french, English, and Spanish (my native language) would that be a bonus?
Also, I write blogs and get paid for them too.
When Istudy will i be able to work there too?
Anyway, as for immigration......
I plan on studying abroad there four years from now, and i realize they stopped accepting applications and i was wondering how good would my chances be four years from now?
Thank you to those who took the time to answer!
A: "I plan on studying abroad there four years from now, and i realize they stopped accepting applications..." Canada has stopped taking applications under the "Skilled Workers" catagory of Immigration; simply too many applicants so there is a freeze placed until some point in 2013. This does not effect foreign students wishing to Immigrate opting for the "Canadian Experience Class: Students" catagory... you're fine when the time comes :) Verification: "Note: As of July 1, 2012, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has temporarily stopped accepting applications for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP). This temporary pause does not apply to those with a qualifying job offer or applying under the PhD stream. We will likely start accepting applications again when the revised FSWP selection criteria take effect. Proposed FSWP changes should come into force in 2013." What you'd be using is... a/ coming to study: "Close to 100,000 students come to study in Canada every year. Foreign students bring a rich culture to our classrooms. Your knowledge and skills are welcome in our schools..." b/ using that as step to Immigrate: "More than 130 thousand foreign students come to Canada every year. We want them. To strengthen the workforce, the Government of Canada has created a new way to immigrate. The Canadian Experience Class attracts the best and brightest students from around the globe and makes it easier for them to stay here." "but I would like to know some good universities in Canada?" Oh jez lol, there's so many - Canada is top-ranked worldwide in education. I live in Vancouver, there is the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University and the Emily Carr University of Art, University of Victoria; back east there's McGill, University of Montreal... gah, I just searched haha, here's the whole list: "And if I learned to be fluent in french, English, and Spanish (my native language) would that be a bonus?" Any form of 'smarts' is a bonus, languages also. There's dozens of languages spoken where I live, always a need for translators, to an Immigration Officer any asset you have that gets you employable and fits in well in society is just gold stars by your name. It might not totally open the door but every step gets you closer. Hope that helps and best of luck :)
How do you remove your hair on your pussy other then shaving? by Rachelle
Q: Shaving doesnt work just makes annoying bumps and makes it itchy:(
A: I've used cold wax. WAXING warrants caution: home waxing kits come in both cold and hot wax varieties – cold kits may not work as well but are certainly safer to use in the genital region. If you’re going to a salon, choose a professional location that makes safety a priority. Example from YA!: "so i waxed my upper lip and it left a huge red mark all on top of my upper lip. the next day wrinkly skin formed over it and it started to peel so i peeled it off and now its extremely red and shiny what can i put on it so it wont scar and how long will it take to heal?" 2nd example from YA!: "2 weeks ago, I used the waxing kit, and I did my arms. It didnt take off any hair, but it did sizzle my skin, I stopped midway through my left arm because it hurt so bad. At first the skin was very red, cracked, and had scabs. The scabs came off and the skin felt normal, but I noticed my arm was developing tiny bumps. Now, my entire left arm has broken into huge red, puffy bumps that itch like hell. I also noticed my entire body is starting to itch..... especially my face. WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON!!!! I WANT TO SUE SALLY HANSEN!" (gross photo posted but I won't). THE FDA CAUTIONS THAT THESE PRODUCTS SHOULD NOT BE USED BY PEOPLE WITH DIABETES AND CIRCULATORY PROBLEMS WHO ARE PARTICULARLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO INFECTION. WAXING CAN LEAVE THE SKIN SORE AND OPEN TO INFECTION. WAXES SHOULD NOT BE USED OVER VARICOSE VEINS, MOLES, OR WARTS. THEY SHOULD NOT BE USED ON THE EYELASHES, INSIDE THE NOSE OR EARS, ON THE NIPPLES, OR ON IRRITATED, CHAPPED, SUNBURNED, OR CUT SKIN. Females: "Going Brazilian increase your odds of an external infection where the hair grows. Shaving and waxing can make the skin angry and irritated the more hair you take off the greater your risks. A bad cellulitis infection on her labia a patient went to ER, they were swollen the size of a golf ball. A little lawn maintenance is fine". ~ Glamour 2-13 Pubic hair shaving incidents landed nearly 12,000 people in the E.R. in recent years. Of 30 cases of STMC that presented at a private French dermatology practice from January to March of last year, 93 percent were in patients who had removed their pubic hair. The dermatologists saw 6 women, 24 men, and a bunch of lesions -- which were "located on the pubis with extension on the abdomen in four cases and legs in one." Six patients also had ingrown hairs. Four had genital warts, indicators of papillomavirus. Two had folliculitis, and another had a benign cyst. One had scars. The Atlantic. MAR 19 2013
What is the current conditions of New Orleans? by SRUms62
Q: Can anyone give me any info on conditions or new Orleans? Like how the citys conditions reguarding police, hospitols, the functions of the city , what are people doing to rebuild? What do you think on a percentage scale is the city back on track?
A: I disagree greatly with the first answer, which would have been somewhat correct in 2006 but is now not true. Most of the New Orleans metro area now looks like Katrina never happened. The worst-flooded areas are still recovering and some will never return to the way they were before the storm (not always a bad thing). Police: NOPD had about 1700 officers at the time Katrina struck and has about 1400 now. They lost many police due to resignations & retirements after the storm, and also fired almost 300 who "deserted" during the crisis. NOPD took a huge public image hit from Katrina (much of which they didn't deserve) and most people don't realize all the deserters were fired. NOPD is now operating > almost < normally but is still having problems due to not enough police. Hospitals: Almost all of the hospitals flooded by Katrina have re-opened and are operating normally. There are still medical staff shortages in the metro area, but not nearly as bad as in 2006/2007. City services: Similar to the police situation. Realize that Katrina did $200 Billion in damage to New Orleans alone and some of that was to the city's infrastructure. However, you can drink the water (it's safe), the electricity is on all the time, the phones work, garbage is collected, etc. One really good thing the current administration accomplished since Katrina was to greatly improve street cleaning & garbage collection in the French Quarter and downtown. Litter and "stuff" on the streets & sidewalks has historically been a problem and the improvement is amazing. The tourism industry has fully recovered: www.frenchquarter.com Note that the city did not have to cancel any major events (Mardi Gras, JazzFest, PGA tournements, NBA playoffs, etc.) and the NFL awarded the 2013 Super Bowl to New Orleans. The "poisoned soil" issue mentioned in the first answer was something made up by the news media. Urban flood waters are nasty but there was nothing special about the flood water in New Orleans. also, the flooding was from Lake Pontchartrain and NOT the Mississippi River. People are NOT getting sick from environmental problems caused by the flood waters. Those complaints come from activists who try to blame pre-existing, long term problems (such as from lead paint and asbestos) on Katrina. Residents and businesses are paying for the recovery with insurance money, loans, their savings, and > maybe < some aid. The federal government claims many Billions of Dollars were given to the State of Louisiana to help individuals rebuild. That was either a lie or the administration of Governor "Blank Stare" Blanco stole it. Few people got any aid and I don't know anyone who got the "$150,000" the government claimed. Search "Louisiana Road Home scandal" for articles. The metro area is probably 80% back on track, and the City of New Orleans is probably at about 65%. I believe it will take a decade (from 2005) for New Orleans and the rest of the Katrina-devastated area to fully recover from the disaster.
What do you think of this hateful and cowardly act against an Israeli? by Herman Lee
Q: Why the Arabs who enjoy yelling out: apatheid and discrimination are so open and cool about xenophobia.
A: Well firstly attacks like that are always so stupid and pointless. What do they hope to achieve? It's that Muslim mentality at work again. If they are caught and not French citizens, they should have a very swift and speedy trial, serve the appropriate time, then deported back to the hell hole they came from. I think there should be a way of revoking their citizenship even if they are French nationals personally. Then deport them back to the hell hole their parents came from. If their parents came from two different hell holes, then they get a choice lol. Sounds harsh but hey. Are the Arabs going to yell out discrimination in this case? Or just justify it with pretty words as they are used to doing? @warkeeper: but this is the way most of you do, to demonise Israel. To cite isolated cases! I do the same! I can also talk about general cases, like the numner of riots, the rampant antisemitism and in general Muslim supreamcy in the Middle-East and more... I am just using your same methods. Do no even to compare Israel's treatment to Palestinians to the way Copts and Christians are treated in Egypt, Lybia, Syria, Iran, etc. thanks. @Peter the jerk: so you believe antisemitic, Muslim propaganda, but not Israeli propaganda. Ohh... do you suffer of os selective cognition of some kind of weird illness?
Can I write a young adult book without sex or romance? by Emma
Q: I know that's what people like but my story is about mystery, scandal and secrets. Would people still read it?
A: Of Course. Here is the Printz award winner for best YA book for 2013 and the honor books. As you see, there is not a romance on the list. Most of them are in the suspense, mystery fantasy realm. In Darkness By Nick Lake (Winner) Fifteen-year-old Shorty awakens beneath the ruins of a crumbled hospital in Haiti, where his weakening mind begins flashing back through his own violent history, the loss of his twin sister, and his mystical connection to Toussaint Louverture, the nineteenth-century revolutionary who helped liberate his country. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe written by Benjamin Alire Sáenz A self-described natural misanthrope, Aristotle finds himself changed when he meets precocious Dante, whose open and intense friendship over a fateful summer compels Ari to question love, art, adulthood and even the secrets of the universe. Code Name Verity written by Elizabeth Wein In this multifaceted tale of intrigue and loyalties, two young women find their friendship tested while fighting to save themselves and their secrets when caught behind enemy lines in occupied France during World War II Dodger written by Terry Pratchett In this wild historical adventure, 17-year-old Dodger rescues a young woman from an attack, is appointed assistant detective to Charlie Dickens, encounters the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, obtains his first tailored suit and learns from his mentor Solomon how to navigate a wide range of social and political circles. The White Bicycle written by Beverley Brenna A summer spent as a “personal care assistant” in the French countryside turns into a journey of self-realization and independence as 19-year-old Taylor Jane, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, tells in her own distinctive voice how she has the skills and heart to live life on her own terms.
Is home stay is safe for foreign student in France? by deepak
Q: Actually, I am Leaving to rennes, france this Sept-2013, For accommodation i like to stay with the french family? But my parents are unhappy about this.They telling me to stay in student residency. So kindly let me know staying with the family is safe and secure or do i face any problems? kindly give an open statement.
A: How on earth would we know? How did you find the family - was it through a reputable agency? Have they hosted students before? Have their credentials been checked? Do they have references?
Can you make some predictions for next yr in tennis? by Paul
If 2012 isn't the end :)
ATP, WTA: The winners
Bq: Who will finish 2013 # 1 for men and women?
Bq1: Thank u :)
A: Australian Open: Djokovic & Serena. I've been waiting for my 2 favorite players to both win the same Slam and it hasn't happened yet, but I'm not losing hope. I can't call Novak's 2012 disappointing, in fact it was a good year, but he fell short on so many occasions and there have been a fair few painful losses this year, so I hope he can regroup next year and defend his Aussie Open title again. The surface suits him better than the other players, so he will definitely be a favorite. Other than him, I kinda see Federer winning here as well, if he plays good. As for the ladies it will be interesting. This is Serena, Vika and Masha's best Slam. Serena has to be the favorite among these 3. Some of her best career wins came at this Slam and she is the 5 time champion here. She hasn't ever played her best tennis here(apart from some matches like the 07 and 09 finals), but she has managed to fight her way. Now, she looks more motivated than ever to keep winning and she has shown us this year that when she plays her best, nobody else comes close, so if she plays her best, she will win. French Open: Nadal & Sharapova/Kvitova/Stosur/Kerber. For the men, if Nadal is healthy and in form, there is no need to explain much. He's the 7 time winner and has a 52-1 record at the French Open and is 9-0 vs Federer/Djokovic in it. If he isn't healthy, then I would expect Djokovic to win it since he's becoming better and better on clay and this year he finally made the final and has already had good results on clay throughout the years. As for women, it's open as it always is. I put Sharapova as the top favorite because she is clearly the best clay court player at the moment, however I can't see her winning the French Open two years in a row. Stosur is a very inconsistent player, but has the potential to do well here and she is obviously one of the best clay court players when she is at her best(she reached a final and 2 semis here). Then Kvitova who's been very disappointing this year. People seem to forget how hard it is for players to repeat their year in which they won their 1st Slam (Djokovic, Serena, Sharapova), however, I expect her to be back next year and despite the fact that she is inconsistent like Stosur, she has way more potential. I also put Kerber in the equation. Clay isn't her best surface, but this has known to be a Slam of the 1st time winners and she's improved so much, so maybe this will be her Slam. She's a huge fighter and I expect her to keep improving. Wimbledon: Federer & Serena. For men, it's really hard to pick because we've had different winners in the last 3 years. Federer is the best on grass, but he had lots of luck winning this year and he has had some shocking exits in the past, so you never know. I see him defending his title, but then again, I see some other players winning it too. He will be the favorite for sure. I see any of the Top 4 winning it though and I wouldn't be surprised at all if Djokovic, Murray or Nadal won it. As for women, it's obviously Serena, having won it 5 times and being so superior on grass. I give her the biggest chance to win, but she isn't unbeatable obviously. Petra is a natural on grass and has produced amazing results at Wimbledon. She's beaten Sharapova, Azarenka, Wozniacki and other top players here, but has lost to Serena in 2010 and 2012. Azarenka will also be a favorite. She may not be a natural on grass, but she is an all round player and I expect her to win Wimbledon in the future(unfortunately). US Open: Djokovic & Azarenka. For the men, I think Novak will win it and overcome his demons from this year. Obviously he has had great results here(Champion in 2011, Finalist in 2007, 2010 and 2012 and semifinalist in 2008 and 2009) and consistency wise this is his best Slam(however, result wise the Aussie is his best Slam given that he has 3 titles in Melbourne). Despite losing to Murray, he is the superior hard court player in the last few years, winning 3 of the 4 hard court majors and since Federer isn't as dominant in hard court majors as he used to be, I think Novak will be the favorite. Obviously, you can never write off Federer. As for women, I think Azarenka can win her 2nd Grand Slam at the US Open after a fantastic performance this year. She's also excellent on hard courts having lost only 2 matches on the surface this year. Other favorites will obviously be Serena and maybe Maria. Madrid: Federer & Kvitova. Miami: Murray & Azarenka. BQ: Djokovic & Serena. BQ1: You're welcome! BQ2:..........?
Do you think Nadal finally find his form back? by Michael Stanford
Q: I watched the 2013 Acapulco Final and I see that Nadal's backhand seem improve. He hit with confident, deeper and down the line more often.
A: I would have to disagree. It's too early to tell. He's been out for nearly 8 months and has played 3 smaller events so far- Vina Del Mar (lost in the final to Zeballos) and Sao Paulo & Acapulco. He was rusty in Vina Del Mar and Sao Paulo, but looked a lot better in Accapulco where he had 'tests' for the first time since comeback in the form of Almagro and Ferrer. He played fantastic against Ferrer, it was like vintage Nadal. However, it is too early to tell. He will be playing Indian Wells (not Miami though) and after that it's the clay court season where he has 4600+ points to defend in 5 events which is a lot. He will be playing Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Rome and the French Open (Madrid is arguable) and apart from Barcelona, all are events that the very top players will be playing. We'll see how he will play vs them and while in the past he was surely the ultimate favorite on clay, it's hard to come back after a long absence, mentally more than physically. Look at Serena Williams for example who has had several career threatening injuries, every time she came back, it took time before she could mentally adapt. Same applies for Del Potro and Maria Sharapova who needed a few years before they could find their old form again. So it's definitely not easy. Djokovic will be able to beat Nadalon clay, I'm sure. He has beaten him twice on clay in a row in 2011, both times in straight sets and that is saying a lot, because nobody has beaten Nadal more than twice on clay and if Novak beats him, he will be the only one. If Zeballos(ranked outside of the Top 100) beat Nadal on clay in Vina Del Mar, I'm pretty sure Novak can do it as well. There will surely be ups and downs, but he is a great champion so I expect him to start playing better next year. It's too early to tell at the moment, only time will tell. However, one thing that isn't going in his favor is that he isn't getting any younger, he will be 27 and is having problems with injuries quite frequent. His movement, for example has deteriorated terrible in the last few years. he also wont be much of a threat on hard courts as there are players who are clearly superior on the surface at the moment.
Why would it be such big deal to have stadium lighting at the French Open? by Joe
Why don't they just add light!
A: They are going to be covering Court Phillipe Chartier with a retractable roof, I am sure when this happens they will add light to be able to play some night matches. Also they are planning on building a whole new center court by 2013..
Does Nadal really have tendonitis or is he lying? by Adrian McAfee
Q: Ok I know it's bad to say this, and I know he probably is telling the truth. But I kind of see a connection between the 2009 French Open and 2012 Wimbledon. At the 2009 French Open he lost early in the 4th round and withdrew from Wimbledon and didn't have great success the rest of the year. 2012 Wimbledon he loses again early in the 2nd round and won't play a tournament until April. I know I'm probably wrong, but I'm probably not the only who has this sort of theory. I mean it has happened twice and I guess some people start seeing a connection. Maybe for Nadal it was hard to bounce back from such tough early losses, and he just has had to get a good mental rest. I know what your probably saying is that I'm wrong, Nadal has lost many times in GS finals and came back the next tournament. Well maybe the early losses are tougher for him, maybe he feels he has been humiliated with an early loss, and needs time to rest mentally and let the memory of the match get out of peoples heads. I know I'm probably wrong, I mean why would Nadal miss the rest of the year and part of the 2013 season, plus plummet in ranking just to get a good mental rest. But I mean it's just a little theory that I have thought about. Do you guys think it could be possible?
A: J.D hit the nail on the head and I've spent to much time answering this question... You aren't the only one with the theory, but there is absolutely no chance that he did this on his own accord. He passed up two masters 1000's, the olympics, which he loves, the U.S Open, the Barclays final, and his cherished Davis Cup team final. He didn't skip those, miss potentially millions of dollars, because he was "humiliated." He is a pro athlete and has been through far more ups and downs than one loss... Think about his French Open win, his knees were acting up there as well. His physical playing style supports this fact. Its good to ask questions, but the answer is that it's impossible. There is no reason why he would let all those go and completely halt his career... He didn't even start practicing until a couple of weeks ago. I look forward to his return, lets see what he does! :) Daniel
Why are Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal on the same side of the 2013 French Open draw? by Name
Q: I thought it went Quarters: 1 vs. 8, 4 vs. 5 & 2 vs. 7, 3 vs. 6. Semi's: 1 vs. 4 & 2 vs. 3?
A: That was once the case, but it changed long ago. Nowadays, 3 & 4 are randomly allocated; followed by 5 - 8, followed by 9 - 16 etc. It is supposed to increase the unpredictability of draws and - where ratings are stable - to prevent draws being identical in several successive tournaments.
Where do i find a program to study a summer abroad for a highschool student? by Dana
Q: I've been looking online at summer programs for highschool students to go to France. I live in Vancouver, Canada and i'm hoping to spend summer 2013 with a homestay family in france (I speak french). The problem is I don't know which exchange company to go through and how it works so I would really appreciate the help. Note: Individual exchange not group exchange, and a program around 8 weeks would be best. Thank you!
A: Why not just go and stay with a homestay family and enjoy yourself? You will get French fluency improvement by simply being in France and maybe even perfect your accent. Have you heard of couch surfing? You could also try that if people are open to having a minor come and stay with them. Google it and see what you think.
Do you feel that Nadal can now compete with the top players of the world? by Adrian McAfee
Q: Ok Nadal has been playing pretty well these past few days and weeks. In my belief he still hadn't faced a real challenge before Indian Wells, and maybe he hasn't yet even. Yes Ferrer's a good player, but he obviously has proved that he is just not on the same level as the Big Four in past few matches against them. Destroyed by Nadal at the French Open in 2012 and by Djokovic at the Australian Open this year. So in my belief Ferrer wasn't that big of a test, but did help prove that Nadal was getting back to his top form, and could contest with the top ten. These past few days at Indian Wells have really gone well for Nadal. In my belief the Federer test might not have been the ultimate test at the moment, considering Federer's back injury, and even Federer admitted that he wanted to return during the second set. But really in my belief he proved himself by defeating Berdych today. As you know Berdych is a tough player, inconsistent, but when he's on his game, he can defeat anyone in the world. By defeating Berdych today I feel that he has proved that he has nearly returned to his regular form. But still has a few tests to pass before we can say that he is completely back. Obviously his leg is bothering him from time to time, as I believe he showed during the Gulbis match. But he has compensated for this by hitting the ball really well. Do you believe now that Nadal is back in the Big 4?
A: Though the rankings say otherwise . . . Rafa never really left the Big 4 group. He is not 100% but he is a competitor of the highest caliber and he can guts his way through most matches until the rust falls off of his game. As the 2013 Indian Wells tournament has showcased, Nadal is the ultimate warrior!
Have you heard the new controversy about the French Open's seeding system? by Flugu
Q: In order to avoid a potential Nadal/Djokovic or Nadal/Federer QF, the French Open committee is considering giving Nadal a higher seeding, so the potential clash happens in the finals instead.
Which I find it unfair for the player who is going to be seeded #5 instead of Nadal (unless he becomes No.4 in the world before the FO). And I find it inflated to announce that one month before the beginning of the tournament. Basically they want to do just like the- criticized by some players- Wimbledon's seeding system. Thus, they will take the player's results during the clay season to establish the seeding system. Just like Wimbledon is doing, except that the grass season is way shorter than the clay season!
Here's an article about it:
A: If this tennis world were mine, I would seed the Top 5 men's players at the 2013 French Open like this: #1 - Novak Djokovic #2 - Rafael Nadal #3 - Roger Federer #4 - David Ferrer #5 - Andy Murray Novak has earned the honor of being #1 at EVERY event he enters, other than that, there are no other players who should be seeded ahead of Nadal. Rafa and Novak should be seeded as far away from each other as possible and should not be able to meet prior to the finals . . . even by chance. The two of them have played the best on this surface over the last couple of years, they were the finalist in the 2012 Roland Garros tournament. The other top players's clay court pedigree don't stack up to these two currently and should be ranked below Nadal and Djokovic. All of the other player are aware of the superiority of these two players on a claycourt, whether they admit it to the press . . . or not. And another one more detailed: What do you think about it? Do you agree or disagree?