We just learned that The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced its fiscal year 2011 charity outline.The Fund's CEO,Mr.Jeffrey S. Raikes has made public that the foundation has assigned about $3.5-billion for world wide donations during 2011
Mr. Raikes disclosed in a recent newspaper interview,that he believes that that amount of funds can be budgeted to be distributed among the many charities that the Bill and Melinda Foundation supports. He said:"We want to stick to the principle of trying to make sure people are making high-quality grants at the right time."
Mr. Raikes also shared the interesting news that The Gates Fund will donate $50-million into American and foreign journalism in order to assist the struggling media to stick to professional and sound journalism. "We feel a very strong responsibility to enable the voice of the poor,” he confided.
And to avoid supicious motivations or interpretations,he added:"I do think people get a little self-righteous about it and forget there’s been this issue for a long time with advertisers,” he stated. “If we pick the right organizations who are very dedicated to quality journalism and dedicated to maintaining their integrity, I really don’t think there’s that much of an issue."Editorial Cartoon
Natalie Coughlin(Olympic Games Gold-medal Swimmer)barely made it to 10th-place,but was bumped by the winner of Season 1 Donny Osmond. Rich Fox(retired NBA all-star)made it to sixth-place,with partnerCheryl Burke.Kristi Yamaguchi(Olympic skating gold-medal)partnered with Mark Ballas to win season 6. And,Shawn Johnson(Olympic Gold-medal gymnast)also partnering with Mark ballaswent on to win the month of May finale(season 8)
Other sports celebrities that showed their stuff on DWTS were:Apolo Anton Ohno(Olympic-gold medal speed skater),won trophy on season 4 with partner Julianne Hough. Emmitt Smith(NFL Hall of Fame),with partner Cheryl Burke defeating actor Mario Lopezand partner,in the third-season. Kurt Warner(retired NFL quarterback)placed fifth in season 11.
Though I'm still in the process of the learning curve, I have experimented in the animation of static 3D models,and 3DXchange 4 Pro makes it easy to produce from decent to pro looking animations!The free 3D models you can download from Google 3DWarehouseis almost an unlimited and vast resource to use to build up your 3D model libraries for Iclone 4,with the invaluable help of 3DXchange4Pro.
A cool feature of this program is that for real time animation in Iclone 4,it will remind you that any models which have more than 30,000 face count will be shaky and probably unreliable,performance wise,but manageable. Meaning,you can pick and choose the most important parts of your model(s)to export to Iclone 4.
The large resource for tutorials for 3DXchange4Pro will keep the user informed and trained to derive full benefits from this "must have" application. I see a lot of potential and lots reliable performance in 3DXchange4Pro for most 3D modelling and animation enthusiasts and professional to carry their imaginations to the limit.Product rating: out of five!!
As I get more involved with this e-newspaper,I will strive to keep it as informative as well as interesting to read. Which will not be an easy task,as traditionally,internet surfers keep drifting away from new websites until they find something that will catch their attention.And the latter is where I'll try to keep fresh and appealing.
And here are some of the first e-mails(or tweets from Twitter):
"..congrats and good luck on the launching of your e-paper.." by:@zipotedude-sent via Twitter,Aug,29
"I read the pre-launch preview,and it looks entertaining..kudos" by: @OilTycoon2(Twitter)sent via: email,Aug.30.
"felicidades , el mejor de los éxitos!-by@crystalcancun-via Twitter,Sept.1.
"Dear Mauricio, Congratulations on launching your newspaper. I wish you the best of luck with your new Web site! All the best, Tom -- Thomas Kaplan Editor in Chief Yale Daily News"-via e-mail,Sept.2.
"Good luck with the e-newspaper!"Dan Myers-via email,Sept.3.-
ActorGeorge Clooney owns a home in Lake Como. The lake is one of the most historic and romantic spots in Europe.Many other celebrities like Canadian singerApril Lavignevacation repeatedly in Lake Como.
Some celebrities prefer the continental and exotic flavor of Majorca. Actors Michael Douglas and Katherine Zeta-Jones have a residence in the Island,but also like to travel to Menorca just to get away from home.
Some european celebs also visit The Canary Islands. Especially in Lanzarote with its very large Classic Music Festival which attracts personalities like including Jade Goody, Coleen McLoughlin, and Michelle and Andy Scot-Lee. Dancing on Ice’s Suzanne Shaw also frequently vacations in Gran Canaria. Lanzarote’s Club La Santa, a well known sports and leisure complex, is where you’re more likely to find sporting greats like Colin Jackson, Dwain Chambers, Jonathan Edwards and Jenson Button.
Since this e-paper is not a tabloid,I hope celebrities will enjoy reading it and feel encouraged to share their charity,or philanthropy work with their fans. Celebrities,and other readers, will probably be pleasantly surprised that only the positive sides of them will be covered and reported about. Thanks for reading it.