Saturday, April 6, 2013


Search for collapse survivors ends in Mumbai

After a building collapse Thursday that killed 72 people in Mumbai, India, the search for survivors has ended. The effort to find survivors had been underway for 42 hours.
Authorities announced that the search for survivors had ended on Saturday, with the current death toll at 72 people from one of the worse building collapses in India in several years. Several of those killed were children, and nearly 40 more people are being treated at the hospital.
Police officials said that 62 people had been pulled alive from the rubble of the under-construction residential building in the Thane district in Mumbai. A nine-month-old girl was among those rescued.
"The building was an unauthorized construction," Sandeep Malwi, spokesman for the Thane municipal corporation, told the AFP news agency. "We are going to investigate thoroughly into this and prepare a report."
Regulations ignored?
The builders may have additionally ignored regulations, according to The Hindustan Times. "Seven floors were built in merely three to four months," the paper quoted the local head of the disaster management cell as saying. "It was bound to collapse due to the inferior construction material used by the builders."
Most of the victims had come to Mumbai to work on building sites, earning as little as a few hundred rupees (about $6 or 4.60 euros) a day. Many of their families lived onsite as well.
In 2010, a similar collapse in New Delhi killed 69 people and injured more than 80, trapping families in the lower floors. Structures that are not built to code are relatively common in India, where new housing facilities are in high demand.

Friday, September 16, 2011


Andy Whitfield

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Andy Whitfield

Andy Whitfield at the San Diego Comic-Con International, July 2010
Born17 July 1972(1972-07-17)
Amlwch, Wales
Died11 September 2011(2011-09-11) (aged 39)[1][2]
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
ResidenceSydney, New South Wales, Australia
OccupationActor, model
Years active2004–2011
SpouseTerrica Smith-Whitfield (m. 1999–2003) «start: (1999)–end+1: (2004)»"Marriage: Terrica Smith-Whitfield to Andy Whitfield" Location: (linkback:[citation needed]
Vashti Whitfield (m. ?-2011, his death)
Andy Whitfield (17 July 1972 – 11 September 2011)[3][2] was a Welsh actor and model. He was best known for his leading role in the Starz television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand.



[edit] Career

Whitfield was born in Amlwch, Wales. He studied engineering at the University of Sheffield and worked in Lidcombe as an engineer before moving to Sydney in 1999.[4][5] He attended Screenwise Film & TV School for Actors, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.[6] He appeared in several Australian television series, such as Opening Up, All Saints, The Strip, Packed to the Rafters and McLeod's Daughters.
Whitfield gained his first prominent role in the Australian supernatural film Gabriel.[7] He also starred in the 2010 television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand, which is filmed in New Zealand.[7] He played the part of Spartacus, a soldier condemned to fight as a gladiator and who ultimately leads a rebellion against the Romans (the Third Servile War).[8] Whitfield also appears in the upcoming Australian thriller The Clinic starring opposite Tabrett Bethell (of Legend of the Seeker fame) which was shot in Deniliquin.[9] In August 2010, Whitfield teamed up with Freddie Wong and created a 2 minute long YouTube video named "Time Crisis", based on the game Time Crisis. Whitfield made a brief, uncredited voice-only appearance in the prequel mini-series Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, which premiered on 21 January 2011.[10]

[edit] Illness and death

In March 2010, Whitfield was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and began undergoing treatment immediately in New Zealand.[11] This delayed production of season two of Spartacus: Blood and Sand.[11] While waiting for Whitfield's treatment and expected recovery, the network produced a six-part prequel, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, with only a brief uncredited voiceover from the actor. Although declared cancer-free only two months later, he suffered a recurrence of the disease later in the year and was ultimately forced to leave the role.[12][13][14] Starz recast Australian actor Liam McIntyre as Spartacus.[15]
Whitfield died of non-Hodgkin lymphoma on 11 September 2011, 18 months after his cancer diagnosis.[1][2][16] The actor's manager, Sam Maydew, and Whitfield's wife, Vashti, issued a statement confirming his death in Sydney, Australia.[17] He is survived by his wife and two children.[18]

[edit] Filmography

2004All SaintsMatthew Parkes"Opening Up" (season 2, episode 7)
2008The StripCharlie Palmer(season 1, episode 2)
(season 1, episode 7)
Packed to the RaftersNick Leigh"All in the Planning" (season 1, episode 10)
McLeod's DaughtersBrett Samuels"Nowhere to Hide" (season 8, episode 4)
2010Spartacus: Blood and SandSpartacusLead Role
2011Spartacus: Gods of the ArenaSpartacus (voice / uncredited)"The Bitter End" (season 1, episode 6)
2007GabrielGabrielLead Role
2010The ClinicCameron Marshall

[edit] References

  1. ^ a b "Spartacus star Whitfield dies of lymphoma at 39". Associated Press. September 11, 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Spartacus star Andy Whitfield, 39, dies in Sydney". September 12, 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Andy Whitfield - Biography
  4. ^ Crump, Eryl (20 September 2010). "Anglesey-born star pulls out of Spartacus series after cancer returns". Daily Post, North Wales News. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  5. ^ Amatangelo, Amy (22 January 2010). "Andy Whitfield: A warrior made". Boston Herald. Retrieved 25 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "Andy Whitfield Biography". Full Issue. Retrieved 7 October 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "Aussie stars in sex and violence epic". Ninemsn. 25 January 2010. Retrieved 25 January 2010. 
  8. ^ Radish, Christina (22 January 2010). "Interview: Andy Whitfield Talks SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND". IESB. Retrieved 25 January 2010. 
  9. ^ Miller, Gerri (21 Jan 2010). "Ecollywood: Glenn Close, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Eric Stoltz, Lucy Lawless and more". Ecollywood. Retrieved 25 January 2010. 
  10. ^ "'Spartacus': 'Gods of the Arena' or gods of TV?". TCA Press Tour. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 7 October 2010. 
  11. ^ a b Ausiello, Michael. "'Spartacus' delayed as star Andy Whitfield undergoes cancer treatment". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 7 October 2010. 
  12. ^ "'Spartacus' Star Andy Whitfield Is Cancer-Free & Ready To Return To The Starz Series". Deadline Hollywood. June 8, 2010. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  13. ^ "Official Starz statement regarding Andy Whitfield.". starz. September 19, 2010. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  14. ^ "Ailing Whitfield leaves 'Spartacus'". September 17, 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  15. ^ "Liam Mcintyre Chosen To Play Title Role In New 'Spartacus'". January 17, 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  16. ^ "Spartacus star Whitfield dies, age 37". September 12, 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  17. ^ 'Spartacus' star Andy Whitfield dies at age 39
  18. ^ "Spartacus star Andy Whitfield loses his battle with cancer at age 39". September 12, 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ajali ya meli Zanzibar: Mamia wafariki

Ajali ya meli Zanzibar: Mamia wafariki

Watu wasiopungua 187 wamekufa baada ya meli iliyokuwa imezidisha mizigo kuzama katika pwani ya kisiwa cha Zanzibar ikiwa na watu takriban 800.
Msemaji wa serikali amesema watu 620 walionusurika wameokolewa. Serikali imetangaza siku tatu za maombolezo.
Inadhaniwa kuwa meli hiyo ilizama baada ya injini yake kukosa nguvu.
Shughuli za uokoaji zilikwazwa kwa kuwa meli hiyo ilizama usiku.
Meli iliyozama

Zaidi ya watu 100 bado hawajulikani walipo, lakini watu 325 walionusurika wameokolewa, kwa mujibu wa waziri wa masuala ya dharura wa Zanzibar.
Meli hiyo, MV Spice Islander ilikuwa ikisafiri kati ya Kisiwa kikuu cha Unguja kuelekea Pemba.
Meli hiyo ilikuwa ikirejesha watu baada ya kumalizika kwa mfungo wa Ramadhani.


Mamlaka za huko zimezidiwa na tukio hilo na zimeomba msaada kutoka nje.
Serikali ya Zanzibar imeunda kituo cha uokoaji na kutoa wito kwa taasisi zote kusaidia katika shughuli za uokozi. Serikali hiyo pia imeomba msaada kutoka nchi nyingine za nje, kama vile Kenya na Afrika Kusini.
Walionusurika walichukuliwa na boti za kibinafsi na kupelekwa katika bandari ya Zanzibar, amekaririwa kamishna wa polisi wa Zanzibar Mussa Hamis.
Watu walionusurika wakipelekwa hospitali

Miili ya watu imekuwa ikisukumwa katika pwani ya Zanzibar na mawimbi. Mpaka sasa miili ya watu 100 wamepatikana, amesema mwandishi wa BBC Ali Saleh akiwa Zanzibar.
Maelfu ya ndugu na jamaa wanasubiri kusikia taarifa za ndugu zao ambao walikuwa ndani ya meli hiyo, anasema mwandishi wetu.
Mohhamed Aboud, waziri wa masuala ya dharura wa Zanzibar anasema watu 259 walionusurika wameokolewa lakini 40 kati yao wamejeruhiwa sana.
Boti yetu imechelewa kwa sababu wanatumia vyombo vyote vya baharini kuokoa watu
Catherine Purvis

Catherine Purvis, mtalii kutoka Uingereza aliyepo Zanzibar, akisubiri boti ya kwenda Dar es Salaam amesema ameshuhudia miili ya watu wengi ikitolewa ndani ya maji.
"Nimesimama katika bandari ya Zanzibar nikiwa na watalii wengine kama 10 wa Marekani na Uingereza.
"Boti yetu imechelewa kwa sababu wanatumia vyombo vyote vya baharini kuokoa watu".
Rubani mmoja wa helikopta Kapteni Neels van Eijk alipita juu ya eneo la tukio.
"Tuliona walionusurika wakiwa wameshikilia magodoro na majokofu au chochote kile kinachoweza kuelea. Ni vigumu kusema idadi kamili, lakini naweza kusema walikuwepo zaidi ya watu 200 walionusurika ndani ya maji na miili ya watu pia," ameiambia BBC.
Shughuli za uokoaji pwani ya Zanzibar

"Wakati huo, kulikuwa na boti chache zilizofika katika eneo hilo. Walikuwa wakitafuta walionusurika, ingawa bahari haikuwa imechafuka sana, mawimbi walikuwa makubwa, kwa hiyo ilikuwa vugumu kuona walionusurika.
"Tulirusha ndege yetu na kuziongoza boti hadi kwa watu walionusurika ili waweze kuwachukua. Kulikuwa na miili kadhaa ndaniya maji."
Meli hiyo iliondoka Unguja takriban saa tatu usiku saa za Afrika Mashariki na inadhaniwa kuwa ilizama majira ya saa saba usiku.
Ilikuwa imebeba abiria wengi kiasi kwamba baadhi ya abiria waligoma kupanda, amekaririwa abiria mmoja aliyenusurika Abdullah daid, akizungumza na shirika la habari la AP.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

miss tyanzania 2011!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This how miss tanzania 2011 was like..if u didnt have to go and take a look have for yourself what i got in store for u, enjoy

Saturday, September 10, 2011

breaking news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

watu 250 wameokolewa wakiwa hai katika meli iliyo zama ya mv spice islanders iliyokuwa inatoka bandari ya malindi ikielekea bandari ya wete kisiwani pemba...tuombe wengi waokolewe.....kwa kweli huu ni msiba mkuba

Sunday, October 17, 2010


  1. Learn mind mapping.
  2. Block one or more senses. Eat blindfolded, wear earplugs, shower with your eyes closed.
  3. Develop comparative tasting. Learn to properly taste wine, chocolate, beer, cheese or anything else.
  4. Find intersections between seemingly unrelated topics.
  5. Learn to use different keyboard layouts. Try Colemak or Dvorak for a full mind twist!
  6. Find novel uses for common objects. How many different uses can you find for a nail? 10? 100?
  7. Reverse your assumptions.
  8. Learn creativity techniques.
  9. Go beyond the first, ‘right’ answer.
  10. Transpose reality. Ask “What if?” questions.
  11. SCAMPER!
  12. Turn pictures or the desktop wallpaper upside down.
  13. Become a critical thinker. Learn to spot common fallacies.
  14. Learn logic. Solve logic puzzles.
  15. Get familiar with the scientific method.
  16. Draw. Doodle. You don’t need to be an artist.
  17. Think positive.
  18. Engage in arts — sculpt, paint, play music — or any other artistic endeavor.
  19. Learn to juggle.
  20. Eat ‘brain foods’.
  21. Be slightly hungry.
  22. Exercise!
  23. Sit up straight.
  24. Drink lots of water.
  25. Deep-breathe.
  26. Laugh!
  27. Vary activities. Get a hobby.
  28. Sleep well.
  29. Power nap.
  30. Listen to music.
  31. Conquer procrastination.
  32. Go technology-less.
  33. Look for brain resources in the web.
  34. Change clothes. Go barefoot.
  35. Master self-talk.
  36. Simplify!
  37. Play chess or other board games. Play via Internet (particularly interesting is to play an ongoing game by e-mail).
  38. Play ‘brain’ games. Sudoku, crossword puzzles or countless others.
  39. Be childish!
  40. Play video games.
  41. Be humorous! Write or create a joke.
  42. Create a List of 100.
  43. Have an Idea Quota.
  44. Capture every idea. Keep an idea bank.
  45. Incubate ideas. Let ideas percolate. Return to them at regular intervals.
  46. Engage in ‘theme observation’. Try to spot the color red as many times as possible in a day. Find cars of a particular make. Invent a theme and focus on it.
  47. Keep a journal.
  48. Learn a foreign language.
  49. Eat at different restaurants – ethnic restaurants specially.
  50. Learn how to program a computer.
  51. Spell long words backwards. !gnignellahC
  52. Change your environment. Change the placement of objects or furniture — or go somewhere else.
  53. Write! Write a story, poetry, start a blog.
  54. Learn sign language.
  55. Learn a musical instrument.
  56. Visit a museum.
  57. Study how the brain works.
  58. Learn to speed-read.
  59. Find out your learning style.
  60. Dump the calendar!
  61. Try to mentally estimate the passage of time.
  62. “Guesstimate”. Are there more leaves in the Amazon rainforest or neuron connections in your brain? (answer).
  63. Make friends with math. Fight ‘innumeracy’.
  64. Build a Memory Palace.
  65. Learn a peg system for memory.
  66. Have sex! (sorry, no links for this one! :) )
  67. Memorize people’s names.
  68. Meditate. Cultivate mindfulness and an empty mind.
  69. Watch movies from different genres.
  70. Turn off the TV.
  71. Improve your concentration.
  72. Get in touch with nature.
  73. Do mental math.
  74. Have a half-speed day.
  75. Change the speed of certain activities. Go either super-slow or super-fast deliberately.
  76. Do one thing at a time.
  77. Be aware of cognitive biases.
  78. Put yourself in someone else’s shoes. How would different people think or solve your problems? How would a fool tackle it?
  79. Adopt an attitude of contemplation.
  80. Take time for solitude and relaxation.
  81. Commit yourself to lifelong learning.
  82. Travel abroad. Learn about different lifestyles.
  83. Adopt a genius. (Leonardo is excellent company!)
  84. Have a network of supportive friends.
  85. Get competitive.
  86. Don’t stick with only like-minded people. Have people around that disagree with you.
  87. Brainstorm!
  88. Change your perspective. Short/long-term, individual/collective.
  89. Go to the root of the problems.
  90. Collect quotes.
  91. Change the media you’re working on. Use paper instead of the computer; voice recording instead of writing.
  92. Read the classics.
  93. Develop your reading skill. Reading effectively is a skill. Master it.
  94. Summarize books.
  95. Develop self-awareness.
  96. Say your problems out loud.
  97. Describe one experience in painstaking detail.
  98. Learn Braille. You can start learning the floor numbers while going up or down the elevator.
  99. Buy a piece of art that disturbs you. Stimulate your senses in thought-provoking ways.
  100. Try different perfumes and scents.
  101. Mix your senses. How much does the color pink weigh? How does lavender scent sound?
  102. Debate! Defend an argument. Try taking the opposite side, too.
  103. Use time boxing.
  104. Allocate time for brain development.
  105. Have your own mental sanctuary.
  106. Be curious!
  107. Challenge yourself.
  108. Develop your visualization skills. Use it at least 5 minutes a day.
  109. Take notes of your dreams. Keep a notebook by your bedside and record your dreams first thing in the morning or as you wake up from them.
  110. Learn to lucid dream.
  111. Keep a lexicon of interesting words. Invent your own words.
  112. Find metaphors. Connect abstract and specific concepts.
  113. Manage stress.
  114. Get random input. Write about a random word in a magazine. Read random sites using StumbleUpon or Wikipedia.
  115. Take different routes each day. Change the streets you follow to work, jog or go back home.
  116. Install a different operating system on your computer.
  117. Improve your vocabulary.
  118. Deliver more than what’s expected

Monday, October 11, 2010

MIND POWER: Discover the Subconscious Mind Power Secrets

Mind power is our conscious mind, the way we think. The mind is similar to a constantly flowing spring however a natural spring cannot send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening, nor yield both salt water and fresh. So it is with the mind and its thoughts; it cannot equally think negative and positive thoughts at the same time. One will rule the other.
Since the mind reflects habitual thoughts, it is therefore our responsibility to influence our mind and brain with positive emotions, thoughts and energy as the dominating factors in our mind. Mind power is beyond positive thinking or brain power, it is thinking than believing what you think that will manifest your reality. Since this mind power is power of thought and beliefs, and these thoughts and beliefs will create the outcome of your now, you will want to stay aware to the reflections you are thinking.
Now mind power is a dual system that includes your power of thought(brain) and your subconscious mind. We all have subconscious mind power; it can be as small as smiling at your boss in the hopes of improving the odds of acquiring a raise.
It can be the way you unconsciously handle a situation whether appropriately or not. Power of the subconscious mind comes from the thoughts and beliefs of your the power of the your mind. However you think and believe is what your subconscious mind power will produce. This is done continuously, one minute at a time. Every thought nourished regularly by your mind power will activate your subconscious mind to generate those thoughts and energy whether good or bad into your life. This is how you’re present and future is created.
Your mind power and your subconscious mind work together and they fashion your reality. Let’s use a parallel to help you visualize how this works. Your subconscious mind power is similar to fertile soil that consents to any seed planted inside it. Your habitual thoughts and beliefs are the seeds which are being continually sown and they will eventually produce a crop. So if you plant weeds you will get weeds, if you plant fruit, you will get fruit. In other words, you reap what you sow. Now the conscious mind is the gardener, and it is the mind power to choose what reaches our inner garden- the subconscious.
Unfortunately, most of us do not have green thumbs because of lack of knowledge of this law, the psychology behind this success and because of this ignorance we have allowed all kinds of seeds, both good and bad, to enter. So our subconscious mind power will manifest failure, ill health and all kinds of misfortunes just as effortlessly as it will manifest success and abundance. However, it cannot manifest it both at the same time, which is why the need to constantly actuate the positive until the fertile soil of your subconscious mind power reaps only abundance. Success is only a choice away.