When our daughter graduated from college last spring, her father and I could not have been more proud of her. She has worked so hard to get where she was. Very few people knew of the struggles she had endured. Because of those hardships, it made this so much more powerful. We wanted her to feel as accomplished as we felt for her, which is why I went to http://www.starnightlimousine.ca. I knew one of the best ways to let her know how proud we are of her was to just show her. When we went to her graduation, we went in a limo.
She did not know about this until after the fact though. She was only allowed limited tickets for the commencement, so her father and I went. She thought we were all she would see there, but she was in for a surprise. After the hour long commencement ceremony, we told her we wanted to take her out to dinner. (more…)
RIP Mike Towell – British Boxer dies following fight in Glasgow
Very sad news to hear Boxer Mike Towell has died in Scotland doing the thing he loved. RIP
As an ex-boxer and kick boxer myself, I was well aware of the risks of getting in the ring, and also very aware of the nervousness my mum and dad who were watching at the ringside were going through.
But there are 2 sides to everything, when I won, the joy that brought both me and my parents was beyond almost anything ive ever experienced. And also when I lost, the pride I had for my attempt, the respect I was shown from my opponent, and the friendship that came from the competition was a huge human bond that very few people will experience in their lifetimes.
When newspapers or people say they cannot understand why people do boxing (or any other dangerous sport) and put their lives at risk, that is because they simply do not understand. A boxer is not a stupid person at all, they have found a set of life experiences that very very very few others will ever experience, and that has broadened our minds to more areas of human existence. Life is a journey, and Mike had travelled to places others can only dream of through his passion for competition.
Mike’s family will of course be mourning their loss at a time like this, but they will also feel an immense sense of pride and joy for what Mike achieved, and that he died doing his passion.
I have a pretty nasty case of hemorrhoids that is positively driving me crazy, and I can unequivocally state that it is the worst outbreak of hemorrhoids I have ever had. I really want to treat it in a way that is going to be be effective, but also gentle on my system. I have a tendency to react adversely to a lot of medications, which is why I want to look up this site, http://www.venapro4hemorrhoids.com and read about the information on it relating to Venapro. That is a medication for hemorrhoids that I just recently learned of, and it is supposed to be pretty good stuff.
What I really like about it though, is from what I know so far, it is a homeopathic medication for treatment of hemorrhoids. So I need to find out what people are saying about it, to try to gauge how effective it is in general. (more…)
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Where does Kobe Bryant rank among the all time NBA Greats?
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Kobe Bryant Bio
Kobe Bean Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American retired professional basketball player. He played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He entered the NBA directly from high school and won five NBA championships with the Lakers. Bryant is an 18-time All-Star, 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, and 12-time member of the All-Defensive team. He led the NBA in scoring during two seasons, and ranks third on both the league’s all-time regular season scoring and all-time postseason scoring lists. He holds the NBA record for the most seasons playing with one franchise for an entire career.
The son of former NBA player Joe Bryant, Kobe Bryant enjoyed a successful high school basketball career at Lower Merion High School in Pennsylvania, where he was recognized as the top high school basketball player in the country. He declared for the NBA draft upon graduation, and was selected with the 13th overall pick in the 1996 NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets, who traded him to the Los Angeles Lakers. As a rookie, Bryant earned himself a reputation as a high-flyer and a fan favorite by winning the 1997 Slam Dunk Contest, and he was named an All-Star by his second season. Despite a feud between them, Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal led the Lakers to three consecutive championships from 2000 to 2002.
In 2003, Bryant was accused of sexual assault in Colorado, but the charges were eventually dropped, and a civil suit was settled out of court. After the Lakers lost the 2004 NBA Finals, O’Neal was traded to the Miami Heat. Bryant became the cornerstone of the Lakers, and he led the NBA in scoring during the 2005–06 and 2006–07 seasons. In 2006, he scored a career-high 81 points against the Toronto Raptors, the second most points scored in a single game in league history behind Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game in 1962. Bryant was awarded the regular season’s Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) in 2008. After losing in the 2008 NBA Finals, he led the Lakers to two consecutive championships in 2009 and 2010, earning the Finals MVP Award on both occasions. He continued to be among the top players in the league through 2013, when the 34-year-old Bryant suffered a torn Achilles tendon. Although he recovered, his play was limited the following two years by season-ending injuries to his knee and shoulder, respectively. Citing his physical decline, he announced that he would be retiring after the 2015–16 season.
At 34 years and 104 days of age, Bryant became the youngest player in league history to reach 30,000 career points. He is also the all-time leading scorer in Lakers franchise history. Following his second year in the league, Bryant was chosen to start every All-Star Game until his retirement for a record 18 consecutive appearances, and his four All-Star MVP Awards are tied for the most in NBA history. At the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics, he won gold medals as a member of the U.S. national team. Sporting News and TNT named Bryant the top NBA player of the 2000s.
Over the next month or so we are launching Dreadd Quest to find the Best !!
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With near misses (or even hits) of passenger airplanes, with amazing videography of remote locations around the planet, and even a new racing sport emerging, DRONES have had an immense impact on the world today. With price tags ranging from under $100 up to the $1000s there is a huge selection to choose from! Do you have one? Do you think its the best? How much did it cost you? What do you use it for? If you want to take part then send us your pictures or videos, and let us know about your best drone here
The evolution of Android from a smartphone operating system powering millions if not BILLIONS of phones is hard to ignore, but a hundred other websites already do comparison guides for a phone, therefore we have decided to choose an extension to Android that has powered its way into a large percentage of peoples homes in the last few years. The ANDROID TV BOX comes in thousands of shapes, sizes, and designs, from usb sticks that plug into your TV, to a small square box with an array of accessory ports for extending its functionality. Whether you use it to stream TV or movies, browse through your pics on a large screen, share your mobile phone screen to your TV, or even play some of the huge collection of games available, I think its fair to say quite a few people have one. If you have then we want to hear from you. What do you use it for? How much did it cost? In your home do you have maybe 1 in each room? Or use for different things? Let us know your best Android TV Box here
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was 90 years old this week. That makes her the longest reigning monarch in the UK and possibly the world.
Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is, and has been since her accession in 1952, Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and Head of the Commonwealth. She is also Queen of 12 countries that have become independent since her accession: Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis.
Elizabeth was born in London to the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and was the elder of their two daughters. She was educated privately at home. Her father acceded to the throne on the abdication of his brother Edward VIII in 1936, from which time she was the heir presumptive. She began to undertake public duties during World War II, serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service. In 1947, she married Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, with whom she has four children: Charles, Anne, Andrew, and Edward.