Poem: Creativity

Creativity is the beat of the heart,

Rhythms bringing out emotions,

A form of joyous expression,

A form of inner emotion.

Let the world listen

And be creative too.

Let them take their meaning

From your creations

And create their feelings

For themselves and the world

So the chain continues.

Portugal Win The European Championship 2016!

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Portugal have won the European Championship for the first time beating host nation France 1-0 in extra-time in Paris.

It was a night of ups and downs for Portugal after captain Cristiano Ronaldo went off injured in the first half with a knee injury. The team then bravely worked hard together to pull off the deserved victory on the night. They were rewarded for their hard work with a goal in extra-time from Eder who scored his first competitive goal for his country. France had no reply.

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The last time Portugal reached the final was 12 years ago when they themselves were the host nation and were beaten by Greece 1-0.

Congratulations Portugal!

Alanis Morissette And Mario Treadway Become Parents For The Second Time!

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Alanis Morissette has given birth to a baby girl for her husband Mario Treadway. Born on June 23rd, the baby is called Onyx Solance and Morissette has revealed the big news on Instagram writing,

 “She’s here! Onyx Solace Morissette-Treadway June 23 2016 #beyondblessed (sic)”

The couple already have a five-year-old son Ever Imre. Earlier in the year, Morissette posted a sweet video about the forthcoming arrival of baby number two:

Congratulations Alanis and Mario!:-)

Happy Birthday Courtney Love!

I’m not a woman. I’m a force of nature.

– Courtney Love

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On July 9th Courtney Love turned 52. The rock chick is an inspiration to all of us who love to rock out. She has shown us how it’s done. Let’s take a look at five videos from over the years in celebration of her recent birthday:

Hole – Celebrity Skin

 

Hole – Miss World

 

Courtney Love – Silver Springs at Fleetwood Mac Fest

 

Courtney Love – Gold Dust Woman – Detroit July 19, 2013 Motor City Casino Sound Board

 

Hole Reunion after 15yrs

 

Belated Happy Birthday Courtney!:-)

Juno In Orbit In Jupiter!

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NASA’s Juno spacecraft entered Jupiter’s orbit on July 2nd and is now in its 53-day orbit. It took 48 minutes following the successful outcome. At the moment it takes 48 minutes to send a signal from Jupiter to Earth. The first Perijove pass will happen on August 27th. Juno’s second swing by Jupiter will occur on October 19th. Juno will stay in this 14-day orbit until it completes its mission. Juno was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on August 5, 2011.
Scott Bolton, Juno’s principal investigator, said:

“NASA did it again.”

Rick Nybakken, Juno’s project manager at NASA’s JPL, said:

“Tonight through tones, Juno sang to us. And it was a song of perfection.”

Nybakken ripped up the mission team’s contingency communications plans that would have been needed if the mission had not been successful.

Well done Juno team!:-)

 

The Euro 2016 Semi-Finalists!

The Euros are down to the last four teams and on Sunday one team will be crowned champs. Rather exciting, ain’t it? Here is my review of the four left in contention and who I think will win.

France

Host nation France have bet us, the Republic of Ireland and Iceland (who I also loved in it.) so their path to the semis hasn’t been easy. Antoine Griezmann has been goal-scoring a lot for them and that looks set to continue. But I think the hosts may go out at the semis.

Germany

Germany have had a few shaky moments like their last match in the quarters against Italy when it went to penalties. But the thing about Germany is that even when they aren’t at their best they always find a way to pull through which is a great quality. Mario Gomez has been brilliant for them in this tournament and after getting a hamstring injury he will be missed by them for the rest of the competition but I still think they’ll make the final.

Portugal

Portugal haven’t been hugely impressive in this tournament having came 3rd in their group and been brought to extra-time by Croatia in the last 16 and then to penalties by Poland in the quarters. It’s admirable that they held onto their position in the competition but there is only so long you can get luck for. Cristiano Ronaldo is a great player but he hasn’t had a great tournament so far.

Wales

Well Wales have been a revelation, haven’t they? I love their attitude and they have been so impressive. Their last 16 match against Northern Ireland was a close call and it was unfortunate for Northern Ireland how things turned out in that particular game. But Wales’ quarter-final match was incredible. Beating Belgium 3-1 they definitely earned their semi-final spot and I definitely think they have a great chance of making the final. Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey and Ashley Williams have been superb but as a team they have just been so strong and brilliant. Actually they are my tip to win the competition. My heart and my head are with Wales. Come on Wales! Yous’ can do it!:-)