Wow It’s already February !

Hi again,

I haven’t wrote on here for awhile. Lately I have really been doing nothing but I made a new friend and he is all the way from the U.K, and how is this possible well my friends Juli and Emily introduced me to him by Skype (the wonders of Skype, where will it take you) and from then on we constantly talked, and went on calls, etc.   I have now known him for four months.

That’s all I really have because I haven’t done anything really.

 

So Bye :D

 

The Royal Baby Await’s(May not be suitable for younger viewers)

That’s right Prince William and Kate are expecting a baby !!!

The William Hill firm was offering  10/11 odds that the baby would be a girl and similar odds for a boy. The winning bet would mean that someone would win  £10 for an £11 wager, for a total return of £21. There was also a firm offering 20/1  in odds that Kate might be having twins .  The betting firms are also taking part on a variety of other possible baby outcomes, but they can’t agree  on what the most likely name  could be.

  The bookies at the Ladbrokes has pegged Elizabeth the most likely name, offering 9/1  odds that a female baby would be named after the Queen. Frances (Diana’s middle name), John and Charles were in second place at 11/1. The name Diana, after William’s mother, was at 13/1. Longshot names include Rafa and Arsene at 501/1.  The Will Hill agency have established Frances as their favourite name offering 9/1 odds, followed by Charles, Victoria and offering 9/1 odds, followed by Charles, Victoria and Diana.

The nurse who had taken the hoax call from two Australian broadcasters at the hospital  treating the Duchess of Cambridge in London earlier this week has been found dead, King Edward VII’s Hospital confirmed today.  Saldhana was the first to answer the call Tuesday from the two Australian broadcasters, posing as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles seeking information about the condition of the duchess. Kate had admitted she had an acute morning sickness.  Prince William and Kate issued a statement saying they were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Saldanha.

Paddy Power was also accepting bets on who the godparents would be, the birth weight, the time of the birth, and even on the new born’s hair colour (brown is the current odds-on favourite at 13/8). The firm was offering a 5,000/1 payoff if Kate gives birth to triplets or more.

Signs of Pregnancy:

  • Missed period
  • Headaches
  • Tender breasts
  • Nausea
  • Lower backache
  •  Urinary frequency or constipation
  •  Fatigue ( or really tired)
  •  Smell Sensitivity
  •  Elevated basal temperature
  • Unusual hunger or cravings
  • Mood swings
  •  Feeling faint or dizzy
  • Metallic taste in your mouth
  • Vivid dreams

My opinion:

I think that it is great that Prince William and Kate exapecting a little baby. In another words I think it migth be hard to be a parent but you always end up falling in love with the little baby you gave birht to.

There Goes The Coffee

http://1220hslthemooncafe.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/arabica_catura_coffee_bean.jpg?w=870A cup of coffee could be much harder to find, and much more expensive. This is all because of the climate change and possible extinction to Arabica coffee beans . That is the warning from a new study founded by a U.K and Ethiopian researchers, who say that 70 percent of the world’s coffee beans, could be wiped out by 2080.

The researchers of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, look at how the climate change could  make some land unsuitable for Arabica plants, which are highly vulnerable to temperature change and  other dangers, like pests and diseases.

The best case scenario predicts that there will be a 38 percent reduction in land capable of producing they Arabica coffee bean.  The worst case scenario predicts that there will be a 90 to 100 percent loss of land capable to produce the coffee bean.

With a high risk of extinction, this would http://talkvietnam.com/uploads/2012/08/arabica-coffee-509958-9-8-2012-6.jpgbe bad news for both coffee drinkers and coffee producing countries such as  Ethiopia, Brazil and Colombia. These countries shipped an estimated 93 million bags of coffee around the world, worth an estimated $15.4 billion, in 2009/2010.

Most coffee is made from Arabica beans which are  prized for their diversity and grow best between 18 and 20 celsius. Above the temperature of 20 celsius they ripen to quickly or grow to slowly.

With the results from the research, choice land should be set aside to insure further production of the Arabica coffee beans.

Why the Twinkies , Why??!!, WAIT There not LEAVING!!!

As we may know that the Twinkies, sno balls, ho ho’s , and the ding dongs are no longer being sold unless you live the U.S.

The Hostess brand Inc says that they are going out of business after striking workers across the country crippled to make, the Twinkies, the Ding Dongs,and there other snacks. The company had warned the employes that it would file a motion with the U.S  Banruptcy Court on Friday. They need permission to shutter its operations and sell its brands, if the plants hadn’t resumed the normal operations  by Thursday evening deadline, the deadline passed without a deal.

The closing would mean the loss of about 18 500 jobs across the U.S.

Rayburn has said that hopefully the company will find buyers for its roster of about 390 brands which includes Ho Ho’s, Dolly Madison , Drake’s and Nature pride snacks, and Wonder Bread. The company books about $2.5  billion sales in a year.   

But wait there’s more, THE TWINKIES will NOT DIE!!!

The Hostess Brand Inc  and largest second union will go into business to try to resolve their differences , which means the business won’t go out yet.

This came on the news on Monday as the Hostess company was about to liquidate and sell its assets in the bankruptcy court citing a crippled strike last week.

The Bankruptcy judge hearing the case said on Monday that the parties hadn’t gone through the critical step of mediation  and asked the lawyer of for the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union, which they have been on strike on Nov. 9. Who asked the client who wasn’t present at the time if he would participate.

Hostess and the union are expected to begin mediation process on Tuesday.  The company hopes that it will emerge with stronger financials. It brought on the CEO Gregory Rayburn as the restructuring expert.  Rayburn wasn’t able to reach the deal with the bakery union, also that Hostess was already operating on razor-thin margins  and that the strike went off the final blow. On Friday they are going to be stocking the stores with your favourite Hostess treat

Even if Hostess goes out of business, its popular brands will likely find a second life after being snapped up by buyers . Although the sales have been declining in recent years, the company still makes about $ 2.5 billion in the business each year. Twinkies alone have brought in $68 million so far this year.

My opinion:

When I frist heard about the Hostess Twinkies going away, I was quite upset. I love Twinkies but I didn’t want them to leave. The reason why was not because they are just good they are interesting to learn about the history behind the, like I never knew that they were made in the 1930′s. Now them coming back we can still learn about how they were made and why they were made i can take a guess they just wanted to make a yummy snack.

So I am glad that Twinkies are coming back and I hope the are her to stay!!

OH NO , NOT THE WIZARD OF OZ!!

The  original dress that Dorothy ( Judy Garland) wore in the classic movie  wizard of oz  has been sold at an auction in Beverly hills for $480 000. The buyer has not been identified.

A similar dress that Dorothy (Judy Garland) worn during tests for the  film, has been  sold for $910 ooo.The dress never sold as much as Marilyn Monroe’s subway dress, which sold fo 4.6 m from the 1955 film. Also her purple wool skirt was sold for $ 50 000 from the 1954 film River of No Return.

The wizard of oz dress was made by a famous costume designer, Adrian Greenberg.

Not only was Judy Garland’s  dress was that highlight of the day at the auction, the sound of music, green floral dress was sold at the auction for $38 400. Also a racer jacket belonging to Steve McQueen was sold for $50 000.

A little bit about the movie :

It is a fantasy adventure film . A girl named Dorothy Gale is  a swept away to magic land, in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the wizard who can send her home. It has become over the years the best known of all films and part of American popular culture. The film is mostly in technicolour, but it’s opening and closing sequences are in sepia tinted black and white, including all the films credits.  It was directed primarily by Victor Fleming. Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson and Edgar Allan Woolf received credit for the screenplay. Although the film received largely positive reviews, it was not a huge box office success on its initial release, earning only $3,017,000 on a $2,000,000 budget.

The Cast was:

  • Judy Garland as Dorothy
  • Frank Morgan as The gate keeper, Professer Marvel,  The wizared of oz , The Carriage Driver, and the Gaurd
  • Ray Bologer as the Hunk, and Scarecrow
  • Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion, adn Zeke
  • Jack Hayley as the Tin Man, and Hickory
  • Billie Burke as Glinda
  • Margaret Hamliton as the wiked witch. and Miss Gulch
  • Terry as ToTo

( I have a feeling we’re not in Kanas anymore)

and Don’t forget FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD !!!