Friday, September 14, 2012
Lizard Tattoos For Women
The lizard tattoos are always considered to be popular among the females. Females prefer to carry these tattoos on their body parts to covey some specific aspect of their personality and character. Some of these women love carry tattoos with lizard images to represent their escape from a troubles situation and ability to adapt and survive. On the other hand, many females like to carry lizards as a spellbinding and beautiful reptile that captured others attention based on his unique and distinct look.
Lizard Tattoos For Women – Meanings
Women that get a lizard tattoo usually get them for only two reasons. The first being that lizards are appreciated as emblems of adaptation, and show that a woman has escaped a trapped situation in her life, or has been in a troubled position and managed to survive. The second is that lizards are beautiful and spellbinding reptiles that capture attention with their distinctive look that can’t be found anywhere else in nature.
Most women that have lizard tattoos create them in a realistic or cartoon like style design. The most popular being the gecko. These small crafty reptiles can come in a verity of colors and sizes and can be fit pretty much anywhere on the body. Women also like to wrap or surround their lizard with other images and designs to reflect more personality and meaning. Usually lizard tattoos are seen with flames, flowers, or two lizards chasing each other to form a yin yang.
Monday, June 11, 2012
GDANSK, POLAND - JUNE 10: Presenter Sara Carbonero, fiancee of Iker Casillas looks on ahead of the UEFA EURO 2012 group C match between Spain and Italy at The Municipal Stadium on June 10, 2012 in Gdansk, Poland.
Photograph by: Claudio Villa , Getty Images
Millions of soccer fans across Europe are keeping an eye on the Euro 2012 tournament taking place in Poland and Ukraine. Perhaps no one is watching the games more closely than the wives and girlfriends of the players. Many Euro 2012 wives and girlfriends--or WAGs as they're commonly called in the UK--are celebrities in their own right. Singer Shakira is dating Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué and was on hand to watch Spain play Italy to a 1-1 draw in their opening match Sunday. Spanish TV personality Sara Carbornero, who is engaged to Spain's goalkeeper Iker Casillas, was on the sidelines to cover the game. German model and TV host Lena Gercke was in the stands to watch boyfriend Sami Khedira.
GDANSK, POLAND - JUNE 10: Carolina Marcialis, fiance of Claudio Marchisio of Italy during the UEFA EURO 2012 group C match between Spain and Italy at The Municipal Stadium on June 10, 2012 in Gdansk, Poland.
GDANSK, POLAND - JUNE 10: (L-R) Roberta Marchisio , wife of Claudio Marchisio and Cristina De Pin, girlfriend of Riccardo Montolivo looks on during the UEFA EURO 2012 group C match between Spain and Italy at The Municipal Stadium on June 10, 2012 in Gdansk, Poland.
GDANSK, POLAND - JUNE 10: Valeria Maggio, wife of Christian Maggio looks on during the UEFA EURO 2012 group C match between Spain and Italy at The Municipal Stadium on June 10, 2012 in Gdansk, Poland.
Colombian singer Shakira reacts at the end of the Euro 2012 championships football match Spain vs Italy on June 10, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO/ PATRIK STOLLARZ (Photo credit should read
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Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts after winning the French Open women's singles final over Italy's Sara Errani at the Roland Garros stadium, on June 9, 2012 in Paris.
Photograph by: PASCAL GUYOTPASCAL GUYOT , AFP/GettyImages
PARIS - She thought about it for just a moment, and then fell to her knees on the fabled red clay of Court Philippe Chatrier in sheer disbelief.
Maria Sharapova, who a few years ago wondered if she could ever play top-level tennis again as she faced career-threatening shoulder surgery, had not just won another major title.
She had done it on her least-favourite surface, the one most thought she would never conquer.
The 25-year-old Russian's 6-3, 6-2 victory over underdog Sara Errani of Italy in the French Open women's singles final wasn't as much a foregone conclusion as it was a coronation of sorts, a confirmation of the No. 1 ranking she already knew would be hers again Monday.
"It's surreal. It's the most unique moment I've experienced in my career," Sharapova said. "When I won Wimbledon at 17, I thought that would be the most treasured moment of my career. But when I fell down on my knees today I realized that this was extremely special - even more so."
With the win in Paris, Sharapova now has a matched set: the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open titles. She is the sixth female player in the Open era to do so. Even more rare, Sharapova accomplished that feat with her first four Grand Slam titles.
There were tears for Errani afterwards, more out of sheer exhaustion than anything else after two weeks of major physical and emotional effort in reaching the singles final, and winning the doubles title with countrywoman Roberta Vinci.
So a huge faux-pas by the public address announcer before the Italian stepped up to receive the finalist's plate - the woman announced "la finaliste, Maria Sharapova" - was a welcome gaffe that lightened the mood and put a big smile on her face.
Errani will move from No. 24 in the world to No. 10 with her effort in Paris. That is every bit as much of a once-impossible dream now realized for her, as winning a career Grand Slam was for Sharapova, who is just 10 days older.
"I played better the second set, but still was difficult for me," Errani said. "She won many points with the serve, with the (return) in the first two or three shots, so for me was difficult. I couldn't arrive to play long points like I want to play."
The statistics showed that Sharapova's serve return was hit harder than Errani's second serve. In other words, Errani's serve came back at her faster than she hit it, an imbalance that says everything about the uphill battle she faced in the final.
Perhaps a bigger, stronger, more accomplished player might have stopped Sharapova on this day, but Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova had her chance in the semifinal, and she barely made a dent.
The Russian superstar's reach has always extended far beyond her sport, so this triumph will help forge a better balance between Maria Sharapova the brand and Maria Sharapova the athlete.
She was part of a wave of Russian women who arrived on the WTA Tour in the wake Anna Kournikova experience in the 1990s, which was a success on the marketing front but less so on the tennis front.
Sharapova (the first of the Russians to reach No. 1, and by far the most successful) has always had to deflect comparisons to her equally blond, equally beautiful, equally marketable countrywoman.
Her off-court success, the millions she has earned, always has created rather unfair doubts about her drive and her motivation among those who know the image, but not the player.
Sharapova addressed that eloquently after the victory.
"I had so many outs in my career. I could have said, 'I don't need this. I have money; I have fame; I have victories; I have Grand Slams.' But when your love for something is bigger than all those things, you continue to keep getting up in the morning when it's freezing outside when you know that it can be the most difficult day, when nothing is working, when you feel like the belief sometimes isn't there from the outside world," she said. "But you can achieve great things when you don't listen to all those things."
Relatively limited in pure athletic ability compared to the world's best athletes, Sharapova has more than made up for it with her drive, competitive fire and willingness to pay the price.
"I have a lot more in me to achieve," she said. "I believe in my game. I think that's one of the reasons that that's why I'm sitting here with my fourth one and winning Roland Garros, is because I always believed I could be better," she said. "I proved that no matter how many punches I took in my career, I've always gotten back up. I never made excuses for me, not to myself, not to people.
"I have a tremendous amount of belief and pride in what I do. I love my work. I've always said this: I love playing tennis."
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Saturday, May 19, 2012
Jaclyn Swedberg, a 21 year old student was named Playboy‘s Playmate of the Year. She was named Playboy Playmate for April 2011 and 2012.Following in the footsteps of 2011′s Claire Sinclair and 2010′s Hope Dworaczyk, Playboy founder and editor-in-chief Hugh Hefner, 86, and his son, Cooper, 20, were on hand to present Swedberg with the honor at the Playboy Mansion in the Holmby Hills area of L.A according to US magazine.
She is a Southern California girl two years away from a degree in broadcast journalism. Jaclyn is preparing a Playboy TV’s new summer series Playboy Trip Patagonia, which follows four up-for-anything femmes in Argentina.
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Wednesday, May 9, 2012
There's a lot of spectacular stuff to see in The Avengers: explosive super suits, nuclear space portals, floundering sky worms, and on and on. But one of the most memorable moments in the film, which just broke the record for highest opening-weekend box-office haul ever, is achieved without the aid of any special effects. Rather, it's the fearful stare of the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), cowering alone in the bowels of the S.H.I.E.L.D heli-carrier after a violent encounter with one of her supposed teammates, the Hulk.
Big ideas in arts and entertainment. See full coverage In 1940, the first official super-hero super group, the Justice Society of America, debuted in the pages of All Star Comics #3. Its original lineup consisted of Hour-Man, Doctor Fate, the Sandman, Atom, the Spectre, Green Lantern, and Hawkman—all men. Wonder Woman joined in issue #8, establishing what would become the standard male-female ratio of super super groups for decades to come. Both the Marvel and DC universes have added their fair share of heroines to their various team rosters—Storm, Jean Grey, the Huntress—but saving the world remains largely a boy's game. The Avengers is no different, pitting the Black Widow as the lone female presence in the jumble of muscles, guns, and armor that make up the Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, and Hawkeye.
Joss Whedon, who directed and co-wrote Avengers,has a long history working with female-centric franchises: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (both the film and the TV series), Dollhouse, and a much-lauded 2008 run writing Marvel's own X-Men. In accordance with Whedon's M.O., this version of the Black Widow (aka: Natasha Romanoff) is more than a token female team mate in constant need of rescuing. She's a domineering spy/assassin who makes equal use of her skill and physical beauty to manipulate her targets like man-clay.
The Hulk, a supposed ally who simply loses control, is the perfect embodiment of the unchecked male rage that so often victimizes women. When we first meet her, Romanoff is tied to a chair, clad in a black cocktail dress, being violently interrogated by a trio of gangsters. Confident that they are in complete control of the situation, the leader of the three foolishly reveals his master plan before the Black Widow reveals her true skill, subduing all three men in an impressive display of acrobatic ass-kicking. Her perceived vulnerability is a weapon that Whedon has her use multiple times throughout the movie.
But her strategy is always predicated on her having the upper hand. The gangsters are human, easily willed by her charms. But during an attack on the heli-carrier in the second act, Romanoff becomes trapped in the lower engine decks with Bruce Banner, who loses control and becomes his unstoppable raging alter-ego, the Hulk. Her attempts to reason with him fail, and soon she is running for her life through the bowels of the ship, chased by the unthinking green mass of rage. The Hulk swats her against the wall like a mere insect before the Norse God of Thunder, Thor, intervenes. When next we see her, the Black Widow is cowering in the corner. The look on her face is that of a woman utterly broken. It takes a few moments before she finally responds to her radio summons.
The scene touches effectively on two themes. The first is the trauma suffered by the Black Widow, a woman so accustomed to being in control who suddenly finds herself dominated by an unstoppable male force (one from which she had to be rescued by another man). Finding a way to assert yourself against someone more physically powerful is a challenge that persists in women's struggle for equality, fictional or otherwise. That challenge, of course, is more easily addressed when you have super powers and can reduce your opponent to ashes, but the Black Widow's helpless encounter with the Hulk more closely reflects that problem as it exists in the real world.
The Astonishing 'Avengers'
The second taps into the deeper issue, rarely addressed in super hero films or comics (Garth Ennis's super-team satire,The Boys, comes to mind), of what it would be like, as the female minority, to be constantly surrounded by men who could overpower you physically. The Hulk, a supposed ally who simply loses control, is the perfect embodiment of the unchecked male rage that so often victimizes women.
With a dozen other character arcs to wrap up in the film's two and a half hours, Whedon never addresses the issue again and we're left wondering how the Black Widow was affected by her encounter. It's too bad, because in a movie fraught with cartoonish destruction, it's the one moment where the audience actually sees some real damage.
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The Avengers has had the biggest opening weekend in Hollywood history. The action pic starring Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner and Chris Hemsworth, is on track to pull in stunning $200.3 million this weekend.
That knocks Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 clear out of the record books with its $169.1 million opening last summer.
The Avengers opened 12 days ago in several foreign markets, breaking records in many of those locations as well.
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Another megahit this weekend, on a much smaller scale, is The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. With a superstar cast of a slightly different age -- Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Tom Wilkinson -- it pulled in a colossal $750,000 opening in just 27 theaters. The plan is to roll it out to more theaters as word-of-mouth spreads.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Sexy pictures stolen computer actress Carolina Dieckmann ended up in a porn site hosted on a server in England. Yesterday, the actress's lawyer, Antonio Carlos de Almeida Castro, Kakay, said it has contacted the legal department of the site - which released the first images - formally requesting the withdrawal of air photographs.
"The pictures remain on the site. They pledged to withdraw them if it is proved that the images are from Carolina. We will show, through newspaper reports, the damage to her image in Brazil, "said the lawyer, who now accompany the actress to the Precinct Crime Suppression of Information Technology (DRCI) to record the occurrence.
COMPUTER REPAIR IN
Carolina was first seen yesterday after the photos were leaked in a gas station in Leblon in your car. She will provide testimony and take your laptop to be periciado. The 36 images of the artist, some with her completely naked, were on the laptop, he suffered crash two months ago and was taken for technical assistance.
The lawyer declined to point to suspects. "Let the police get the person responsible by the inquiry," says Kakay.
The lawyer praised the attitude of the actress, who did not give in to blackmail and faced the risk of exposure of their intimacy. A month ago, Carolina received an email with the requirement of $ 10,000 for not disclosing the material. "They exposed to the child, which is even more serious. She has behaved in a very dignified, "he says.
Kakay said it intends to enter today with two actions in court. An inhibitory, with daily fines for sites that maintain images of the actress in the air. And another, criminal, to punish those responsible who have copies of the photographs that were in the computer Carolina and spread them on the Internet.
Allegations of crimes on the network grow 40%
Reports of Internet crime, involving the release of photos, videos and texts prohibited by Brazilian law, increased 40% last month over the same period of 2011. Complaints rose from 3310, against 4632, according to statistics from Safernet Brazil.
For security expert NEJM virtual Rodrigo, victims of cyber crime may request the removal of sites from the air. "The problem is that to achieve this, other people may have made copies of the content," he says.
Director of Prevention Safernet, he says it ought to be careful about what goes into the network, which serves as a huge billboard. "Our behavior on the Internet should be based on conduct of great responsibility," argues Rodrigo NEJM.
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