Will it be a girl called Alexandra, or a boy called Wayne? No one outside Buckingham Palace knows but it has not stopped punters from around the world betting on Britain’s royal baby. Bookmakers say they expect that wagers on the arrival of Prince William and Catherine’s first child will outstrip those for the couple’s wedding in 2011. People can bet on the future monarch’s sex, weight and hair colour to even whether Kate will be ”too posh to push” or have a caesarean. “It’s a global market,” Joe Crilly, a spokesman for British bookies William Hill, said.
”The big money is on the baby’s name.”
The most volatile topic is the date of the birth. The favorite for hair color is brown followed by blonde or black, with ginger hair like the new arrival’s uncle Prince Harry generally the least favored. Avril Lavigne and Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger are now officially united in marriage. In a nod to their native country, the wedding took place on July 1, Canada Day–though the celebration took place in the South of France。Avril wore a bohemian style flowing gown for the ceremony, pictures of the dress emerged on Twitter that shown her walking past yachts near the wedding venue. Kroeger said the date was important to the couple. ”We think it’s very cool that our anniversary will always be on Canada Day. We can’t wait to start our life together. We’re very happy,” he said
Court documents obtained earlier Thursday by AFP showed that doctors treating Mandela said he was in a ”permanent vegetative state”.
Nelson Mandela is being kept alive by a breathing machine and faces ‘impending death,’ court documents also show. Mandela remains in critical but stable condition, according to the office of President Jacob Zuma, who visited the anti-apartheid leader on Thursday. The President’s office also said doctors denied reports that Mandela is in a ”vegetative state”. “The doctors are doing everything possible to ensure his well-being and comfort,” President Jacob Zuma told a news conference days ago. Mandela, to turn 95 this month, was sent to a Pretoria hospital for a serious condition of recurring lung infection on June 8, which is the nation hero’s fourth hospital-stay in seven month.
First Lady Michelle Obama described living in the White House as like being in a ”really nice prison” during her discussion with
former First Lady Laura Bush at the African First Ladies Summit in Tanzania during an interview by journalist Roberts. “There are some prison elements to it,” Michelle joked. ”But it’s a really nice prison.” Laura Bush reminded the crowd that First Ladies had a chef. “You can’t complain,” Michelle Obama admitted.”But there are definitely elements that are confining. ” “Being able to pursue our passions and do things that not only help our country and connect us with the rest of the world,”
Mrs. Obama said. It’s also a ”freeing and liberating opportunity” from the tight security and restrictions the first family faces in the White House. However,
she added, being first lady is better than being president.Both first ladies agreed there can be distractions when they are really trying to get a point across.
Mrs. Obama’s fresh cut bangs, for example, threw the public into media frenzy. “While people are sorting through our shoes and our hair and whether we cut it or not，we stand in front of important things that the world needs to see,
and eventually people stop looking at the bangs and they start looking at what we are standing in front of.
That’s the power of our roles” she said.
Harrison Craig, 18, of Melbourne has won the second series of the “The Voice Australia”.
The teen, who turned to music from an early age to overcome his stutter, has contributed three of the show’s four iTunes chart-topping hits this year. Craig, who had been a viewer favorite from the early stages and was predicted to win,
was coached by British singer Seal throughout the series after all four coaches turned their chairs for him in the blind audition. His stutter, which only occurs when he speaks, was highly-publicized during the season, but it was his voice and charm that kept fans voting for him.
The fans across Australia fell in love with this sweet boy with big blue eyes and then marveled at his amazing big voice. Seal was full of praise for the boy, whom he had to fight ”tooth and nail” for to get on his team.
Craig’s philosophy of letting nothing and nobody keep him from his goals is what got him there, he said. Craig’s debut album “More Than a Dream” is scheduled for release on June 25.
Talking about the album, he said, “‘More Than a Dream’ is about past and present obstacles and hurdles…
This is all about those moments and how you tackle them head-on.”
During the last six years the Ukrainian city of Simferopol has been transformed into an urban art gallery by a mysterious artist who carves wooden statues out of dead tree trunks. Not many took notice when the first wooden masterpieces started showing up in various areas of Simferopol. Until the city became filled with them, people began wondering who was behind them. There were all kinds of rumors going around, but it is a surprise that the man was tracked down to be a cook. His name is Igor Dzheknavarov, and remarkably he’s not a trained sculptor or carpenter.
Ten years ago, Igor taught himself how to sculpt. Now there are dozens of incredible works of art, most of which are human figures, making the city more attractive and lively.