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A spokesperson for Lloyd's of London tells us she's never heard of a case where her company has insured someone for a drug overdose.
AEG, the company that was promoting Jackson's London concerts, claimed yesterday the policy it took out from Lloyd's did not cover death from natural causes but did cover overdoses.
Louise Shield -- the head of communications for Lloyd's of London -- tells us such a policy is "odd" and that she's never heard the company insuring for drug overdoses.
What's more -- Shield says the company typically requires a "medical assessment" .... a physical before the policy is written.
As we first reported, Jackson's body had dozens of injection sites in various places. So the question -- how could a policy be issued with clear evidence of a problem?
Shield would not comment on the policy, and found it strange AEG discussed it publicly. She's not saying if overdoses were covered or not.
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'Michael Jackson's coffin'
A $25,000, solid bronze, 14-karat gold-plated, custom casket has been ordered for Michael Jackson, according to reports.
Showbiz website TMZ.com says the King of Pop will be laid to rest in the same kind of casket as James Brown.
The rare Promethean casket, reported to have been ordered from Indiana-based Batesville Casket Company last night, has a blue velvet interior and mirror finish.
's funeral will be held Tuesday at the Staples Centre, the home of LA Lakers in Jackson . Los Angeles
Global Voices Online » South Africa: To vuvuzela or not to vuvuzela?
Discussions about the popular instrument called the vuvuzela blown by South African football fans have dominated the blogosphere since the beginning of Confederations Cup 2009 in South Africa, which ended last week. Journalists, TV viewers, coaches and some foreign players called for a ban of the instrument during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. The debate is as loud as the instrument itself. There is even an online petition to ban the instrument. FIFA has allowed vuvuzelas during the World Cup 2010 arguing that it is part of an authentic South African football culture.
This is Wikipedia description of the vuvuzela:
a blowing horn, approximately one metre in length, commonly blown by fans at football matches in South Africa. The origin of the name is disputed. It may originate from the Zulu for “making noise,” from the “vuvu” sound it makes, or from township slang related to the word for “shower.”
Opinions in the blogosphere are deeply divided. Some bloggers are completely outraged by the sound produced by vuvuzelas while others call for tolerance and understanding. One blogger goes as far as claiming that the instrument spreads HIV!
Dave Taylor describes vuvuzelas as “the traditional instruments of football mayhem.”
To Chris of World Cup blog, the vuvuzela is “that giant swarm of insects…”:
That giant swarm of insects you’ve been hearing at every Confederations Cup game is not, in fact, one of the Biblical Plagues migrating south. It’s actually called a vuvuzela…
Capitals Kremlin considers the vuvuzela the most annoying noisemaker:
Ladies and gentlemen, Caps Kremlin is pleased to present to you: the world's most annoying noisemaker, the vuvuzela.
There is one long description of the vuvuzela from 24.com:
…take a sport from England called football, take a snort of glitter-eyed powder-nosed marketing gnomes, a large liquor conglomerate wanting to increase market share, add a white guy called Van Schalkwyk with a take-the-gap mentality and a plastics factory and what do you get? The vuvuzela.
Pitch Invasion calls the vuvuzela “Satan's instrument.”
Welcome to plastic Africa:
You then follow it up with a barrage of press releases about the kudu horn being used in ancient times to summon villagers to meetings, Christian cults claiming it as part of their sacred rituals and we get stuck with football games that can only be watched on TV with the mute button firmly on. And if you don’t like it, you must be at best a racist or at worst one of those guys who when he hears the word “culture” reaches for his gun.
Welcome to plastic Africa. And rue an opportunity missed.
From the Foreign Policy blog, “The World Cup's biggest concern is a trumpet,”
Five years ago, when South Africa won the right to host the 2010 World Cup, many were concerned whether the country had the infrastructure to host the huge tournament. With one year to go, though, most observers agree that the country will be pass that test. Instead, the biggest complaints have centered on an instrument called the vuvuzela.
ReasonCheck wonders, “…if these heathen brutes could be introduced to the joys of producing actual musical notes from their hellish plastic pipes”:
If you’ve caught any of the games on TV, you would have heard a continuous droning sound, like a perpetually embittered swarm of hornets. But you really have to be there to appreciate the full horror of the cacophony. I took my son to a game a few nights ago and have been suffering from headaches ever since, and am sleeping fitfully.
I then got to thinking that if these heathen brutes could be introduced to the joys of producing actual musical notes from their hellish plastic pipes there might just be a shift in Zeitgeist amongst them and they might seek to actually make music.
Pitch Invasion looks at the history of noisemaking in world football starting with the first popular noisemaker in Britain, the wooden rattle:
The first popular noisemaker in football — and one that made a sound to make even a vuvuzela wince — was the wooden rattle in Britain.
Writing in the Guardian, Simon Burnton hoped that “perhaps South Africa can learn from the loud wooden rattles that soundtracked British football in the post-war era – and fell out of favour when everyone realised just how annoying they were. I can only hope that one day soon a similar fate will befall the vuvuzelas.”
Yet it was a shift in the entire base of fan culture, rather than a simple realisation that rattles were annoying, that removed the rattle from the terraces.
Though a fairly recent instrument at South African football games, some trace the roots to African tradition. “The ancestor of the vuvuzela is said to be the kudu horn - ixilongo in isiXhosa, mhalamhala in Tshivenda - blown to summon African villagers to meetings.”
It seems to have been in 1992 that the vuvuzela was first used at South African football matches, by supporters of AmaZulu F.C.. Supporters made the horns out of discarded tin cans, and the use spread wildly, to the joy of many and the irritation of some: South African writer Jon Qwelane wrote in 2007 that “Nowadays, there is an instrument from hell, called the vuvuzela, which has largely formed my decision to abandon all live games and rather watch on TV, with the sound totally muted.”
In the 2000s, with South Africa’s World Cup bid on the horizon, the vuvuzela became a mass produced commercialised phenomenon as the result of a grant given by SAB Miller (the giant South African brewer) to Neil van Schalkwyk’s company Masincedane Sport in 2001, who began to mass produce a cheap plastic version.
SA Sucks disputes the “history” of the vuvuzela as “the ridiculous lie being spread via Wikipedia”:
Incredibly, the ridiculous lie is now being spread via Wikipedia (thanks Karooboy for pointing out) that the origin of the Vuvuzela is actually based on a “Kudu horn” that the blacks used to blow. I almost died laughing at this pathetic fiction but suppose its to be expected - the truth that these destructive beasts ripped them from trains in orgies of vandalism is obviously too politically incorrect to swallow. A bit further down this article is an image of a yellow horn-shaped vuvuzela - I got this image from one of the hundreds of spam emails which landed up in my mailbox, urging me to order 10 000 of these pieces of shit, with my corporate logo stuck on them. The horn shape is extremely unusual but as with the Wikipedia article, to be expected as PR companies do their best to bury the real history behind it.
According to SA Sucks there is nothing authentic African about the vuvuzela:
One of the things I love most about the politicians that run this fair dominion is how, at their discretion, they can make up their own history as they go along. The vuvuzela is one such example.
Those arguing for the vuvuzela maintain that it is part of the great South African soccer culture and that not allowing it would truly be an injustice. Bullshit. They’ve been around less than ten years. It was only when some bastard called “Neil van Schalkwyk, the co-owner of Masincedane Sport, which manufactures the plastic vuvuzela, won the SAB KickStart Award in 2001, which is an SAB-run project that assists entrepreneurs by providing grants and mentorship during the start-up phase of business.” that the vuvuzela really started making an impact.
Dave Taylor found the noise from the vuvuzela annoying and distracting:
A half-dozen fans having one of these, or even a lot of fans who blow on them to celebrate a goal or terrific defensively play is one thing, but as those of us that watched the FIFA Confederations Cup learned, the practice in South Africa seems to be to keep a continuous drone of vuvuzela going throughout the match.
And we’re not talking about twenty or thirty people in the stadium, we’re talking about hundreds, if not thousands, of locals keeping a deafening racket during the entire match.
I found the constant clamor to be most distracting and annoying, and it even got in the way of being able to hear the crowd reaction to terrific plays or bad calls by referees both.
Language Log notes that vuvuzela “is woth 23 scrabble points even before bonuses — or would be, if it were added to the official word list.”
Mark Gleeson at Reuters blog thinks that in the end money will talk louder than any vuvuzela. He says that the debate around the vuvuzela has become “almost a neo-colonial conflict”:
The debate around the vuvuzela was always going to generate big noise but for some South African commentators it has become almost a neo-colonial conflict.
The noisy trumpet, which dominates the sound waves around the stadiums during the Confederations Cup, has got a lot of people covering their ears.
Complaints from TV viewers across Europe have been vociferous enough for the future of the plastic pest to become the major item on the agenda at the series of press conferences FIFA president Sepp Blatter has held during the tournament in South Africa.
At the end the day, it is the big TV money that talks. If the world’s broadcasters feel the cacophony of vuvuzelas detracts from the viewing pleasure of their public, FIFA will be forced to back down and ban the trumpets from the 2010 World Cup stadiums.
It won’t have anything to do with any ‘ism, just cold hard cash.
Bob of the unofficial blog of DC United does not understand the vuvuzela haters:
I personally don't understand the vuvuzela haters. I guess some people have no ability to filter out these quiet buzzing sounds from the ubiquitous noisemakers in the stands during the Confederations Cup matches. Apparently, they are called vuvuzelas. I want one.
From the very first seconds of the very first Confederations Cup match that I watched this year, New Zealand v Spain, I thought, “what is that interesting sound?” and then promptly filtered it out. In a similar way, when I lived in Rosslyn, under the flight path of the planes approaching National Airport, the noisy planes bothered me for about a week. Then I didn't hear it anymore.
Anyone who has been to a live soccer match knows that it is an event of experiences. There is the game itself, but there are songs, Roman Candles, smoke bombs, drums, horns. Oh yeah, and drunk supporters too.
Some of his readers disagree. One of them hates “the damn thing” because it destroys the game atmosphere:
I'm one of the haters, and I can't comprehend someone who actually enjoys watching soccer on TV liking them. I hate the damn things. But it's not because they're loud and annoying. Lots of things — hell, lots of people — are loud and annoying, even (especially) at soccer matches. It's not because they're loud and annoying. It's because they absolutely, completely, utterly destroy the game-related atmosphere at the matches. Destroy it.
Another reader says, “it's insane”:
*You* may have some wonderful ability to push it into your mental background, but for most of us, it's insane. The sound is *not* “atmospheric”, it is *not* a minor part of the viewing experience, and it is *not* acceptable.
Setumo writes about the vuvuzela and intolerance:
For the record, we do not blow the vuvuzela because we are Africans. We blow the vuvuzela because we get an adrenalin rush from the creative noise it makes. Also, we get an adrenalin rush because we are human. Not because we are Africans!
Now that we have moved away from the racial stereotype, it becomes easier to clear the noise. Subsequently, we could agree in unison that this is a matter of like, dislike and intolerance.
One of Setumo's readers argues that World Cup is not and “African” thing:
So the Vuvu is an African thing?? The FIFA 2010 fiasco is not an “African” thing .. it is an international thing. The fact is that SA is only hosting the tourno, and trying hard to get as many international visitors to SA next year. So, have a bit of understanding that most non-Africans find the V-noise irritating in the extreme. I doubt that many non-African countries aspire to be anything like “African”, given the general mayhem, murder, & mis-Government that exists in this sick Continent.
Another reader likes the sound so much and would even buy vuvuzela ringtone!:
@mcOlly - As a Texan, I would totally buy that ringtone.
All this uproar over the vuvuzela is silly. If it doesn’t sound nice on TV, then the broadcasters should turn the stadium mics down. I just learned of the vuvuzela by watching the Confederations Cup, and it makes me want to go to the WC even more.
Shine2010 thinks that vuvuzelas will teach the world tolerance and respect:
…maybe an encounter with a few thousand vuvuzelas will force the world, and soccer, to actually adopt some of the ideals – tolerance, respect, etc. – that it constantly preaches.
Robyn has become a vuvuzela addict:
I first tried to blow a vuvuzela two weeks ago, at the start of the Confederations Cup which has been held in South Africa ahead of next year’s World Cup. I failed miserably. I blew and I blew and nothing happened, just a few insipid little parps. But at the Brazil vs. Italy game, I got the hang of the vuvuzela and quickly joined the crowd in a jaunty one-note tune. Baaaah! Baaah! Baaah!
It is a sound so irritating and so obnoxious that it’s best to stick with the maxim “if you can’t beat ‘em, join em.” Not blowing a vuvuzela at a South African football game not only makes you feel a bit left out but it also makes you resent the noise everyone else it making.
I Luv SA has a piece of advice for vuvuzela haters, “Suck it up”:
Me, I'd say to Fifa, you bought the spiel to host the cup in South Africa, you get to eat up the whole enchilada which includes the main ingredient, the vuvuzela. It's like telling English fans to shut the irritating background drone they call singing. Suck it up.
“Critics are saying they are too noisy. I say so what?,” writes Ash on South Africa Football Fans blog:
That is the purpose of the Vuvuzela after all. It is there to get the atmosphere buzzzzing. This is Africa and we are renowned for dancing and singing and generally creating a great vibe at our football matches.
It’s all part of the uniquely South African experience and I’m certain that if our foreign visitors attend the games and experience the electrifying atmosphere they will fall in love with the Vuvuzela.
To me asking the local supporters to leave their Vuvuzela’s at home would be like asking the Liverpool fans not to sing You'll Never Walk Alone, or asking the Brazilian fans not to create the Samba atmosphere at their matches.
“What happened to dancing and singing and costumes?,” one reader asks and adds, “Don't let your only contribution to the world be an almost universally annoying one! “:
If that is the only culture South Africa has to share, that is pretty bad. Whatever happened to dancing and singing and costumes? Seems to work for other countries just fine. Don't let your only contribution to the world be an almost universally annoying one! It's a question of hospitality too. Blasting noise in our ears is just plain rude. I for one am turning the sound off. I feel sorry for anyone travelling to SA to watch the games. They have no choice in the matter.
Another reader compares the vuvuzela sound to “an annoying swarm of bees buzzing around your head…”:
The argument the blogger is making about comparing Liverpool songs and Brazil's samba atmosphere borders on retarded. I would certainly ask a Liverpool fan to stop if they just screamed one note of YWNWA in my ear for an hour and a half. There is a big difference between an annoying swarm of bees buzzing around your head a samba dance.
“You won't be watching your local teams or players,” another reader responds:
How is South Africa telling the world that they are football visitors? Visitors to the country yes. Visitors to football? Don't make me laugh. This is not South African football next year. It's world football in South Africa. You won't be watching your local teams or players.
Anders tells us that vuvuzela haters are the people who were watching the games on TV:
The vuvuzela outcry is mainly coming from those, like my friend, who are watching the tournament abroad. In the stadium, the fans love them. It's one of those things you bemoan until you actually are able to try it: think laser pointer. On TV the horns conflict with the commentary, among other things, but in the ground the ambient noise is part of the atmosphere. It is undoubtedly less abrasive in person than it is via satellite.
The real vuvuzela war, we are told, is not on the Internet but in the Netherlands:
There is a real Vuvuzela war threat in the Netherlands. The company SoccerID reported Monday to import the controversial South African horn to Europe. Within three to four weeks the first Vuvuzela's should be for sale in the Netherlands. NoLimitation however, claims to have exclusive distribution rights for the Vuvuzela.
NoLimitation BV acquired the exclusive rights to the Vuvuzela and use of the name through Urbas Kehrberg GmbH, the German company which claims to have the rights to all EU countries. This means that, according NoLimitation, they are the only company in the Netherlands with the right to sell the three-piece horn under the name Vuvuzela.
Chris of World Cup blog agrees that the vuvuzela is “quintessentially South African” but…
Problem is, it’s also quintessentially obnoxious. If you’ve watched even 30 seconds of a Confederations Cup, you’ve surely noticed the all-enveloping buzzing sound - and chances are those horns are the reason you only watched 30 seconds.
it’s just one long 90 minute droning sound. To the point you begin to wonder when the B-list horror movie is going to break out before your eyes. I’ve personally begun watching the games on mute - what with the combination of ESPN’s commentary team and the vuvuzela capable of being substituted for lethal injection and all.
Phobian suggests that the vuvuzela be allowed when South Africa plays:
The World Cup is for everyone, not just the Vuvuzela blowers. Maybe they should only be allowed at games where SA plays. The other soccer teams playing should also have some say in whether there should be Vuvuzelas or not at their games.
SA Sucks takes the vuvuzela debate to a totally new ground by arguing that apart from the possibility of damaging one's hearing, the instrument might spread HIV/AIDS!
SA Sucks writes, “Apparently Sipho would empty the vuvuzela every often by swinging it wildly, splattering strings of HIV-positive / TB (& God knows what other nasty diseases) gob all over the hapless person behind, in front of and next to him.”:
Medical experts are issuing warnings that the noise from a vuvuzela can permanently damage a person’s hearing, but that’s never mind the HIV/ AIDS dangers of this thing.
From last week’s Confederations Cup matches, spectators were blasted from all directions by the earth-shattering noise of the vuvuzela. In addition to the health hazards of ringing ears and thundering headaches, a by-product of mindlessly blowing on this instrument is the accumulation of a huge amount of saliva. Apparently Sipho would empty the vuvuzela every often by swinging it wildly, splattering strings of HIV-positive / TB (& God knows what other nasty diseases) gob all over the hapless person behind, in front of and next to him.
The vuvuzela is a symbol of everything that is wrong with the “Sub-Saharan Africoon”:
Personally, I love it! If anything is going to bring the World Cup 2010 down, and become a symbol of everything that is wrong with the sub-Saharan Africoon, it will be the damned vuvuzela. Just think how the filth, squalor, violent ape-like behaviour and deafening racket this thing produces will be beamed into 500 million White Western homes, for all the world to see.
SA Sucks warns World Cup visitors to prepare for an anthropological “baptism of fire.” The blogger experienced himself “three hours of hell on earth”:
But on Sunday I was subjected to more than three hours of this hell on earth.I vowed, then and there, that after that first (and only) evening of the authentic South African soccer experience, I would never ever allow myself to be subjected to it again. There were many things amiss that left me disappointed and angry that evening, but none so offensive to my senses as the Vuvuzela.
“If FIFA were to ban the vuvuzela then they may as well scrap the rotation policy of the World Cup and just stage it every year in Europe at times that suit the Europeans and with a European atmosphere at the stadia,” writes Visual Guidance:
Of course, there has to be something to moan about though. No complaints from the people at the stadium. They love it. No, it is the sofa slobs thousands of miles away, slouched in front of their TV and whining that the noise is giving them a headache. Boo hoo. Answer me this – are the horns any more annoying than the Ultras with mega-phones at partisan stadia across the peninsula or the England Band droning out ‘The Great Escape’ constantly at Wembley?
This tournament is being played in Africa. This is what they do at football games in their country, it’s their football culture. If FIFA were to ban the vuvuzela then they may as well scrap the rotation policy of the World Cup and just stage it every year in Europe at times that suit the Europeans and with a European atmosphere at the stadia.
Garreth finds the vuvuzela's noise awful and horrifying but feels that the global football community needs to explore new footballing cultures:
Even though the noise is awful (horrifying really) I’m inclined to agree with the SAFA on this one. As much as the World Cup is about football it is also about the global football community and exploring new footballing cultures. If I’m starting to sound a bit like a hippy here I’m sorry, but it generally is the way I feel.
The vuvuzela sound is annoying and that is why walls of Jericho fell!:
The sound is annoying! That’s why the walls of Jericho fell! The people of Jericho broke the walls down on themselves to escape the blaring! Death was the sweeter option. Now, as for those South African fans, they are ALL LUNGS! Don’t they realize the commotion they’re creating? I’m fully aware that it is the country’s soccer culture, but it has to be done away with! Nobody will buy a ticket to have some guy blow the crap out of a vuvuzela throughout the match!
Cape Town Daily Photo does not think the noise was all that bad:
I’ve never been a fan of the vuvuzela (that long plastic trumpet that South African supporters blow at soccer matches), but to be honest, it really wasn’t so bad. They weren’t too loud and I have to say that they did add to the atmosphere significantly. They are an integral part of South African soccer culture and it just wouldn’t be the same without them.
Buy ear plugs from a music store - you’ll still be able to enjoy the atmosphere, even if you find a vuvuzela positioned right next to your ear.
If you are a fan of vuvuzela, you can visit Blow Me website to blow the virtual vuvuzela.
An Outpouring of Love for the King of Pop
MJJC continues its coverage of the tributes from all around the world for the one and only, king of pop, Michael Jackson.
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awesome new footage released by AEG of Michael at the dancer auditions and rehearsing They Dont Care About Us with the band and the rest of the crew.
MJJ is gone! OMG!! I just can't believe it. At first I thought they were reporting a publicity prank...but then I thought "Naw. Even he wouldn't stoop to that". I just can't get over it. RIP MJJ. Your physical body is no longer with us, but your spirit lives on in each of us.
My heart is heavy every day...I wake up wanting to cry my eyes out. My heart aches to hear all of the heartbreak you had to endure during your lifetime, Michael. May you walk with the Angels now. And I will never ever ever forget you. You will always be the King of Pop to me. Always.
May we take this opportunity to make a solemn vow to really "Change The World", to make this world a better place...
To those who aided and abetted Mr. Jackson in his descent into the hell of prescription drug abuse, I say Go To Hell. You have Mr. Jackson's blood on your hands. You saw someone who was addicted, yet you did nothing to stop this. You could have refused to fill a prescription or two....and got him weaned off of the stuff. But he was just a fucking dollar bill to you wasn't he? I mean, the man was a human being. He deserved love just as much as you or I do.
I can't help it. It makes me very angry when I see a train wreck in progress. I felt so helpless watching it. Say what you will, I recognized the signs of his addiction from a long time ago. And it angered me that the people who allowed this to happen aren't saying anything. They have his blood on their hands. I hope and pray some good can come out of this - like the loss of his personal physicians license to practice anywhere in the United States or the WORLD for that matter. People like this call themselves "doctors"?? The word DOCTOR means "One Who Heals". Was THAT "healing" I ask, SIR?? Did you think you were "healing" Mr. Jackson by bowing to his demands? Where are your ETHICS sir?? What about that Hippocratic Oath??
Greek Wikisource has original text related to this article: Ἱπποκράτειος ὅρκος
Original, translated into English:
“ I swear by Apollo, the healer, Asclepius, Hygieia, and Panacea, and I take to witness all the gods, all the goddesses, to keep according to my ability and my judgment, the following Oath and agreement: To consider dear to me, as my parents, him who taught me this art; to live in common with him and, if necessary, to share my goods with him; To look upon his children as my own brothers, to teach them this art.
I will prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone.
I will not give a lethal drug to anyone if I am asked, nor will I advise such a plan; and similarly I will not give a woman a pessary to cause an abortion.
But I will preserve the purity of my life and my arts.
I will not cut for stone, even for patients in whom the disease is manifest; I will leave this operation to be performed by practitioners, specialists in this art.
In every house where I come I will enter only for the good of my patients, keeping myself far from all intentional ill-doing and all seduction and especially from the pleasures of love with women or with men, be they free or slaves.
All that may come to my knowledge in the exercise of my profession or in daily commerce with men, which ought not to be spread abroad, I will keep secret and will never reveal.
If I keep this oath faithfully, may I enjoy my life and practice my art, respected by all men and in all times; but if I swerve from it or violate it, may the reverse be my lot.
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News of Jackson's Death Prompts Fight Fla. Bus
Michael Jackson News Sunday, 28 June 2009
NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida officials say one passenger chased another down the aisle of a county bus during a fight over news of Michael Jackson's death.
The Broward County Sheriff's Office says 54-year-old Henry Wideman was released Saturday on $5,000 bond on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. A phone number for him rang unanswered.
According to a release from the sheriff's office, 60-year-old James Kiernan announced news of the pop singer's death on a bus Thursday night. The driver, who wasn't identified, said Jackson should have been jailed long ago.
The sheriff's office says Wideman got angry when Kiernan responded that the world just lost a great musical talent.
Wideman allegedly shouted profanities and threats at Kiernan and chased him with a knife. Kiernan wasn't hurt.
Michael Jackson - Thriller - HM The Queen - Coldstream Guards - - Rehearsal
Oldest regiment in the Regular Army in continuous active service, originating in Coldstream, Scotland in 1650 when "General George Monck" founded the regiment. It is one of two regiments of the Household Division that can trace its lineage to the New Model Army, the other being the Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons).
The grouping of buttons on the tunic is a common way to distinguish between the regiments of Foot Guards. Coldstream buttons are arranged in pairs, and a star of the garter is marked on their brassware.
Interview de Martin Bashir, VIDEO TRES RARE!
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Prisoners Of Love: The New Michael Jackson Tribute - Stop The Presses!
Prisoners Of Love: The New Michael Jackson TributePosted Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:41pm PDT by Billy Altman in Stop The Presses!
Talk about deja view all over again.
Earlier today, the 1,500 orange-jumpsuit-clad inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention & Rehabilitation Center on the east coast of Cebu Island in the Philippines reprised their phenomenally popular 2007 viral performance of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" to honor the King Of Pop, who died Thursday. After that, they performed this touching new tribute:
Claude Friese-Greene's 'The Open Road' is available to buy on DVD
This extract comes from Claude Friese-Greene's 'The Open Road' - originally filmed in 1925/6 and now re-edited and digitally restored by the BFI National Archive. Britain seen in colour for the first time was heralded as a great technical advance for the cinema audience - now we can view a much improved image, but one which still stays true to the principles of the colour process.
The rather haphazard journey from Land's End to John O'Groats creates a series of moving picture postcards. Look out for shots containing the component colours - red and blue-green - such as when a little girl in a red coat and hat walks among peacocks in the grounds of a castle, and three girls with red curly hair pose by the sea at Torquay.
The car is a Vauxhall D-type - considered a sporty model at the time. A long-distance journey by car was a relatively new concept, with none of the amenities en route now taken for granted. The visit to a petrol station shows smoking on the forecourt: no health and safety issues back then! The travelogue ends with a series of recognisable London landmarks. Much remains the same - one major exception being the volume of traffic on the roads. (Jan Faull)
For more information about 'The Open Road' see http://www.bfi.org.uk/features/openroad/
You can watch the whole of 'The Open Road' and over 1200 other complete films and TV programmes from the BFI National Archive free of charge at the new BFI Mediatheque - http://www.bfi.org.uk/mediatheque
BFI 1920s St James's Palace London Guardsmen parade
The Regimental Band of the Welsh Guards and the Coldstream Guards march into Wellington Barracks after the Changing of the Guard ceremony.
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Michael Jackson made the rounds at L.A. doctors' offices, often getting anesthesia for minor outpatient procedures -- procedures that did not require anesthesia.
Medical sources say Jackson would get cosmetic surgery, collagen injections, Botox and acne treatment for which he would often be put under or sedated, even when it was not medically necessary.
One medical source described Jackson as "an anesthesia addict."
We're also told Jackson would get controlled substances, such as Demerol, during and after these minor procedures.
The question now -- which docs were happy to oblige the singer?
As we first reported, police found the anesthesia Propofol in Jackson's house after he died, and it's looking like that's the drug that killed him.
Robbed ... Great Train Robber Ronnie BiggsGREAT Train Robber Ronnie Biggs couldn't escape his jail sentence this week, to many MY Sun users' dismay.
The robber, who was jailed for 30 years for his part in the robbery of £2.6 million in 1965, was set to be released but was left stunned after Justice Minister Jack Straw refused his parole.
But Biggs, who cannot walk, eat or drink, is no longer a threat according to some on MY Sun.
MugginsNo1 said: "This is an old, sick man in his 80th year who played a small part in the Great Train Robbery 46 years ago.
He should have been released years ago. He is no threat to anyone.
"This is a matter of what is justice and injustice. Before the Great Train Robbery this man worked as a carpenter and paid his tax, which is a lot more than many have done these days."
Despite his crime, weefatshug reckons the time behind bars is excessive: "There are folk who commited worse crimes that have already been released!"
jojo873 added: "He has done enough time. Why is it okay to keep him locked up so much longer than child killers?"
He stuck two fingers up at justice and now should do time for it.
Biggs, who was rushed to hospital after declaring he has "nothing left to live for", doesn't get any sympathy from mombser2.
He said: "Here is a guy who committed a crime and was sentenced for that crime. He did a runner, he is no hero. His sentence should stand as he normally would have had it increased for absconding.
"He should certainly have the medical treatment for his bad health - IN THE NICK".
hottenrider has nothing but contempt for Ronnie: "He did the crime then he should do the time. He went sunning it up in Spain, laughing at the justice system and now he wants back in so he can get full medical help for his problems."
It's time Biggs did his sentence, reckons Mikethecarebear.
"Ronnie should stop whining on about his 'injustice' and bloody well do his time. If he didn't want to do porridge, he shouldn't have gone round robbing trains."
Was Jack Straw right to refuse parole for Biggs?
Or is his place behind bars?
Michael Jackson's pals feared for his life | The Sun |News "Spoonbender" I can deal, but you put 'em together...and..."
Michael Jackson's pals feared for his life | The Sun |News
FRANTIC Uri Geller found Michael Jackson so sedated on a trip to the UK he SCREAMED at him to wake up, The Sun can reveal.
Spoonbender Geller battled to rouse his pal after the superstar's aides fixed up a private visit to London Zoo - which had to be scrapped because he was so out of it.
Geller, 62, last night said of the hotel scare: "I was so worried about him. The trouble is nobody said 'no' to Michael and that was a big problem."
Fighting back his grief over the King of Pop's death, Geller revealed for the first time how he often found himself yelling at the singer over his addiction to prescription drugs.
He said: "I told him - shouting and screaming - that he would die if things continued as they were."
His chilling revelations came as Jacko's Brit bodyguard also lifted the lid on the star's hell, exclusively telling The Sun how the singer:
FEARED the gruelling run of dates looming at London's O2 arena would be too much - telling him barely a week before he died: "I don't know how I'm going to do 50 shows."
VOWED in another phone call to quit the music business before it killed him - declaring: "I will not end up like Elvis."
PANICKED his entourage who had to beg him to eat - while he let "parasite" doctors pump him full of drugs.
HID the fact a woman nobody knew about was his secret long-term GIRLFRIEND.
Matt Fiddes - Jacko's former head of security and one of his most trusted aides - said of the mystery lover: "She wasn't a celebrity figure - absolutely not." He added sadly: "I imagine she is distraught right now."
Martial arts expert Matt, 30, of Barnstaple, Devon, became one of Jacko's closest friends after meeting him thanks to Geller in 1998.
But he watched in horror as the singer hired a succession of private physicians.
Matt branded them "leeches" who had no qualms about dosing their troubled patient with sedatives to relax him - or "uppers" to lift his mood.
The cocktail of drugs left Jacko so weak he regularly slept for DAYS at a time and missed important business meetings. Disgusted Matt said:
The doctors would change every few months - but there was always one there who would often claim just to be a friend.
It went two ways with what they did with Michael. Either he'd be totally sedated or they'd give him something which would make him incredibly high.
When that happened he would chant or be very overexcitable. He had clearly been given some kind of amphetamine-based prescription medication. That concerned the heck out of me.
If you give someone a sedative and then they take an upper, your heart doesn't know where to go. But none of his aides questioned it. If you did that you were thrown out from the court of "yes" men surrounding him.
Recalling Jacko's 2003 trip to London, Matt said: "We had a suite at a top hotel.
"His doctor was there and in the evening he would make me double lock my hotel room door, which was right next to where Michael was.
"He would come in and clearly make sure I was out of the way while he was in the room with Michael.
Michael Jackson poses with Sheik Abdullah bin Hamed Al Khalifa, son of Bahrain's king, and Mohammed Bin Sulayem, United Arab Emirates rally champion, in August 2005.
Michael Jackson, center, stands with President Ronald Reagan, left, and first lady Nancy Reagan on the south lawn of the White House on May 14, 1984, prior to receiving an award from the president for his contribution to the drunk driving awareness program.
Who Is That With Michael Jackson?
Lisa Marie Presley
Even when it came to choosing a partner, Michael Jackson showed he was no ordinary fellow. His first wife was Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of the king of rock 'n' roll himself, the late Elvis Presley. Here, the two wave to photographers as they visit the Versailles castle near Paris on Sept. 5, 1994.
Princess Diana and Prince Charles
Michael Jackson presents Britain’s Prince and Princess of Wales with gifts before his third sell-out concert on Saturday, July 16, 1988, at Wembley Stadium in London. Princess Diana is holding one of the gifts, a "Bad" tour jacket.
Madonna sits with Michael Jackson in the front row at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Monday, March 26, 1991. Madonna performed the song that won the Oscar for best song, "Sooner or Later (I Always get My Man)," from the film "Dick Tracy."
Michael Jackson and American Music Awards' executive producer Dick Clark go over the show's script during rehearsals Jan. 24, 1993, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Jackson, nominated for five awards, opened the show.
Jacko Jack London - Arnold Omar: DRUGS ALIAS SAYS US Drug Enforcement Agency - International Stars - Entertainment - The Times of India
Late King of Pop Michael Jackson believably at least two aliases, including the name of the AmericanJacko used London's name to get drugs - International Stars - Entertainment - The Times of IndiaJack London, to obtain
This has emerged as investigators from the US Drug Enforcement Agency have been called in to by the Los Angeles Police Department to probe into how the ‘ Thriller’ hitmaker was able to obtain a cocktail of drugs found at his rented home.
If reports are to be believed, London’s novel ‘The Call of the Wild’ is thought to have been one of Jackson's favourite books.
The book’s story revolves around a domesticated dog who returns to the wild in Canada's Yukon Territory in the 19th Century.
Jackson is also believed to have used the alias Arnold Omar, as well as the names of members of his staff, when getting his drugs.
The singer’s body is believed to have had a series of injection marks on it.
Federal officers from the DEA will help investigate Jackson's use of painkillers and sedatives, including Demerol.
"We routinely offer assistance to any agency regarding the Federal Controlled Substance Act," the Telegraph quoted a DEA spokesman as saying.
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Daniel DiCriscio being interviewed by Splash News after the Arraignment of Howard K. Stern, Dr, Eroshevich, and Dr. Kapoor. May 13, 2009.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the federal Drug Enforcement Administration now joining the investigation into Michael Jackson’s death, Jermaine Jackson says he would be “hurt” if toxicology reports show that his younger brother abused prescription drugs.
“In this business, the pressures and things that you go through, you never know what one turns to,” Jermaine Jackson said in an interview broadcast Thursday on NBC’s “Today” show.
The circumstances surrounding Jackson’s death last week have become a federal issue, with the DEA asked to help police take a look at the pop star’s doctors and possible drug use. Allegations have emerged that the 50-year-old entertainer had been consuming painkillers, sedatives and antidepressants.
Asked if he would be shocked or surprised if Michael’s drug use was proven, Jermaine Jackson said, “I would be hurt.” He said he had heard about prescription drug use in the 1980s when his brother was hurt in an accident filming a commercial but did not know if drug use was a possibility more recently.
“I don’t know about these things, because I hate anything with drugs,” he said, adding that it hurts the family for people to say things about drug use “because we don’t know.”
Psychic entertainer Uri Geller, a former Jackson confidant, said Thursday he tried to keep Jackson from abusing painkillers and other prescription drugs, but others in the singer’s circle kept him supplied.
“When Michael asked for something, he got it. This was the great tragedy,” Geller said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press from his suburban London home.
Jermaine Jackson said he would like Neverland Ranch to be his brother’s final resting place. A person familiar with the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity told the AP that permits for a burial at Neverland could not be arranged in time.
Jackson said in the “Today” interview that he wishes he had died instead of his younger brother, and that Michael was “a gift from Allah.”
“He went too soon,” he said. “I don’t know how people are going to takeWhen asked why he felt that way, he said that he always felt that he was Michael’s backbone.
He said it was a friend who told him last week that his brother had been rushed to the hospital. He called his mother, Katherine, who told him that Michael was dead.
“To feel and hear the tone in her voice, to say her child is dead, is nothing that anyone can imagine,” he said.
Jermaine Jackson said he rushed to UCLA Medical Center. He asked to see his brother’s body. He hugged and kissed him and said, “Michael, I’ll never leave you. You’ll never leave me,” he said.
The Los Angeles Police Department asked the DEA to help in the probe, a law enforcement official in Washington told the AP on condition of anonymity because of the investigation’s sensitivity.
While the investigation into the singer’s death deepened, passionate Michael Jackson fans spent another day in an uneasy limbo, awaiting word from the King of Pop’s camp about where and when a memorial service might be held for their hero — and if they’re even invited.
Speculation about the potential location of a memorial ricocheted during the day from the Staples Center to the Los Angeles Coliseum to the Nokia Theater. Jackson family spokesman Ken Sunshine said a public memorial was in the works but that it wouldn’t be at Neverland.
The elimination of the proposed Neverland memorial came as a blow to many Jackson fans who had already descended on the estate in the rolling hills near Santa Barbara with the hope of attending a public viewing.
“We’re terribly disappointed,” said Ida Barron, 44, who arrived with her husband Paul Barron, 56, intending to spend several days in a tent.
Many of Jackson’s die-hard fans refused to believe that the family would bury their most famous son without acknowledging the supporters who helped propel him to superstardom.
“I can’t believe they wouldn’t do something for his fans,” said Rosie Padron, who had roped off a spot just outside the Neverland gates. “Michael loved his fans.”
New Yorkers weren’t willing to wait. The weekly Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater turned into a Jackson celebration, with impersonators emulating his outfits and mimicking his dance moves. Judge Beckloff urged attorneys from both sides to try to reach a compromise. A hearing on the estate was set for Monday.
The will, dated July 7, 2002, gives the entire estate to the Michael Jackson Family Trust. Details of the trust will not be made public.
Jackson owns a 50 percent stake in the massive Sony-ATV Music Publishing Catalog, which includes music by the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Lady Gaga and the Jonas Brothers.
Allison Hector, who wore a T-shirt with the image of the “Thriller” album cover, ecstatically did steps that she learned watching Jackson’s music videos.
“Nobody moves like him,” the 19-year-old said, her eyes filling with tears. “I feel it in my blood — I just can’t help it!”
On the legal front, Jackson’s 7-year-old will was filed Wednesday in a Los Angeles court, giving his entire estate to a family trust and naming his 79-year-old mother Katherine and his three children as beneficiaries. The will also estimates the value of his estate at more than $500 million.
Katherine Jackson was appointed the children’s guardian, with entertainer Diana Ross, a longtime friend of Michael Jackson, named successor guardian if something happens to his mother. A court will ultimately decide who the children’s legal guardian will be.
Jackson’s lawyer John Branca and family friend John McClain, a music executive, were named in the will as co-executors of his estate. In a statement, they said the most important element of the will was Jackson’s steadfast desire that his mother become the legal guardian for his children.
“As we work to carry out Michael’s instructions to safeguard both the future of his children as well as the remarkable legacy he left us as an artist, we ask that all matters involving his estate be handled with the dignity and the respect that Michael and his family deserve,” the statement said.
The will doesn’t name father Joe Jackson to any position of authority in administering the estate. Also shut out is ex-wife Debbie Rowe, the mother of his two oldest children.
The executors moved quickly to take control of all of Michael Jackson’s property, going to court hours after filing the will to challenge a previous ruling that gave Katherine Jackson control of 2,000 items from Neverland.
Paul Gordon Hoffman, an attorney for the executors, told Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff his clients are the proper people to take over Jackson’s financial affairs. He called Katherine Jackson’s speed in getting limited power over her son’s property “a race to the courthouse that is, frankly, improper.”
Jackson, who died June 25, left behind three children: son Michael Joseph Jr., known as Prince Michael, 12; daughter Paris Michael Katherine, 11; and son Prince Michael II, 7. Rowe was the mother of the two oldest children; the youngest was born to a surrogate mother, who has never been identified.
Rowe, who was married to Jackson in 1996 and filed for divorce three years later, surrendered her parental rights. An appeals court later found that was done in error, and Rowe and Jackson entered an out-of-court settlement in 2006.
Neither Rowe nor her attorneys have indicated whether she intends to seek custody of the two oldest children.
Michael Jackson, CHILD PORNOGRAPHY Federal Bureau of Investigation - Birmingham Field Division - Department of Justice Press Release
Federal Bureau of Investigation - Birmingham Field Division - Department of Justice Press Release
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY ALICE H. MARTIN
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
United States Attorney Alice H. Martin
Northern District of Alabama
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DECEMBER 9, 2008
CONTACT: Karen Naramore
MONTEVALLO MAN SENTENCED TO 480 YEARS FOR PRODUCING
BIRMINGHAM, AL —JAMES SHAWN HULSEY, 43, of Montevallo, was sentenced today by Judge Inge Johnson in U.S. District Court, to 480 years in prison for sixteen counts of production of child pornography. HULSEY’S prison term is to be followed by Supervised Release for the remainder of his natural life. In addition, HULSEY will be required to register as a sex offender and no unsupervised contact with minors.
HULSEY and a female companion used a female child, who was only a few months old, and a male child, who was less than two years old, to produce child pornography. HULSEY and the female companion produced pictures of each other engaging in sexually explicit conduct with the minor children.
“Hulsey’s abuse of this toddler and infant deserved every day of the 480 years he was sentenced to by Judge Johnson. May the light of day be denied to anyone who would abuse a child in this manner” stated United States Attorney Alice H. Martin. “My sincere thanks to our local and state law enforcement partners for bringing this matter to us for prosecution.”
“The Office of Michael Jackson, District Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit will go to great lengths to work with all of law enforcement to insure that these horrific crimes do not go unpunished and will see that the maximum penalty allowed by law will be imposed,” stated Tim Evans, Assistant District Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit.
"The successful conclusion of this matter amply demonstrates that federal, state, and local agencies in Alabama will not allow this type of exploitation of innocent children. I want to extend my personal thanks to the men and women of the Alabama District Attorneys Association Office of Prosecution Services, and the Shelby and Bibb County Sheriff's offices for their invaluable assistance in this case," stated Carmen S. Adams, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation.
This matter was investigated by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, Alabama District Attorneys Association Office of Prosecution Services, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation—Tuscaloosa Office. Assistant District Attorney Timothy Evans, for the Fourth Judicial Circuit, has provided valuable assistance. Assistant United States Attorneys Daniel J. Fortune and Laura D. Hodge are prosecuting this case on behalf of the United States.
In February 2006, Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales created Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorney’s Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.