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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Place your bets on the new Prince's name

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their newborn son leave the Lindo Wing

Punters ( British slang for people who bet against a bookie ) have been racing to place bets on the possible name of the royal baby boy, with 'James' and 'Henry' catching up with the  favourite 'Arthur'.
Bookies still have the moniker of the legendary king as their top name but are seeing royal fans taking a bet on the other choices facing the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Jessica Bridge, of Ladbrokes, said: “Arthur might be the favourite with the bookies, but it’s actually James that’s the favourite with punters.”
She added: “Over 100,000 bets have placed across the UK betting industry on the baby name, and punters are eagerly awaiting the announcement from Kensington Palace to see if they will be up a few pounds sterling.”
And since we can't have too many pictures of the new little Prince:

It could be several days before the baby is named
Does he look like an Arthur to you ?

The birth of the new Prince has been marked with thunderous gun salutes by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery and the Honourable Artillery Company. Gun salutes are fired for the birth of every prince or princess.
The King's Troop staged a 41 royal gun salute in Green Park, while the Honourable Artillery Company fired a 62-gun salute from Gun Wharf at the Tower of London.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Kate Middleton and Prince William's third child: See what the new prince looks like!

 Princess Diana  with Harry  1984
MARAH ALINDOGAN, AOL.COM      Apr 23rd 2018 
Duchess Kate and Prince William's new baby boy is as cute as a button! The royal couple's new bundle of joy, who arrived late Monday morning, made his public debut on the steps of the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital.

Kate dazzled in a Jenny Packham dress (no doubt a nod to Princess Diana) and a pair of nude stilettos, while Prince William looked dapper in a navy suit. However, all eyes were on Britain's newest prince ... and rightfully so. He is just too darn adorable! See the close-up photos of the prince for yourself:

Kate and William's new bundle of joy was wrapped in a white blanket as he was carried by his mother. The trio posed on the steps of Lindo Wing for photographers before they made their exit in a black SUV en route to Kensington Palace. 

While Kensington Palace has yet to announce the name of Kate and William's third child, bookies revealed the top contenders are Arthur, James and Philip. The latter paying tribute to Prince William's grandfather Prince Philip. 

Before bringing baby No. 3 home, Prince George and Princess Charlotte visited the hospital to meet their new little brother. Of course, Charlotte stole the show with her adorable hand waving!

Despite being   born less than 24 hours ago, the new prince is already making history. Per the Daily Mail, the birth weight of Will and Kate's second son makes him the heaviest royal baby to be born in over 100 years. For more on the newest royal arrival, watch the video above!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Happy Birthday dear aunt & friend

Although we never met     you are always in  our  mind

We  think of you many times  even through life’s daily grind

Although  we  haven’t seen you      thinking of you always makes

Our face light up with a smile    we love  you a lot, dear aunt

On this special occasion      we send you lots of hugs

Since  we can’t be there in person
Happy birthday  Aunt  Jeannie 
Jonny , Sha  , Jenny , Man  C.
Today, I wish you the warmest love and happiness. May all of your dreams become a reality. But even more than that, may it bring you loads of true love and friendship.
Never stop dreaming. There is no secret deadline for life’s achievements. Keep looking forward and believe that there are more adventures waiting for you around the corner.
It’s the journey that counts not the destination.
Happy Birthday  
Nee  & the Carano  clan 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Who is Nicolle 'Nicole Leach' Rochelle

 Naked actress who protested at Cosby trial
Nicolle Rochelle staged a naked protest at Bill Cosby's sex assault trial on April 9
She was quickly apprehended and taken into police custody after the incident
Rochelle appeared in several episodes of The Cosby Show from 1990 to 1992
By STEVE LONGO     UPDATED: 04:12 EDT, 10 April 2018
The Bill Cosby sexual assault retrial has drawn a lot of media attention as of late. But few could’ve foreseen the shocking incident that unfolded Monday morning.

Nicolle Rochelle, an actress who appeared on several episodes of The Cosby Show in the early 1990s and who's also believed to be a Femen activist, staged a protest against Cosby while completely topless, jumping over a barricade outside the Norristown, Pennsylvania courthouse where the trial was taking place and running towards Cosby’s direction. Also known as Nicole Leach, she was quickly detained and placed into local police custody, but not before creating a surprising and chaotic scene as Cosby’s sexual assault trial gets underway once again.

But just who is Nicolle Rochelle? What is her relationship with Bill Cosby? Here’s all you need to know about her, her role on The Cosby Show, recent protest at Cosby’s trial and filmography.

Actress Nicolle Rochelle staged a topless protest against Bill Cosby at his sexual assault retrial.
Who is Nicolle Rochelle?
                                Nicolle Rochelle  on left
Nicolle Rochelle is an actress who appeared on The Cosby Show for several episodes from 1990 to 1992. More recently she garnered media attention after she staged a topless protest at the retrial of Bill Cosby for sexual assault in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

Also known as Nicole Leach, she was born on May 10, 1979 in Livingston, New Jersey.

Getting her start as a child actress, she first appeared on the children’s television program Shining Time Station from 1989 to 1991. She later appeared on The Cosby Show for four episodes from 1990 to 1992, playing the role of Danielle, one of the friends of Bill Cosby’s onscreen daughter Rudy.

Afterwards, Rochelle appeared in TV shows such as Clarissa Explains It All in 1993, NYPD Blue in 1996, Chappelle’s Show in 2006 and several episodes of the long-running Law & Order franchise. In addition, she’s also appeared in several Off-Broadway theater productions in New York City, including Henry V in 2003 and Fame on 42nd Street in 2004. Her last role was that of Josy in the TV miniseries La maison des Rocheville in 2010.

How old is Nicolle Rochelle?

Nicolle Rochelle is 38 years old.

She was born on May 10, 1979. 

Who is Nicolle Rochelle’s husband?

Nicolle Rochelle is currently believed to be single, according to Who’s Dated Who.

Nicolle Rochelle on The Cosby Show

Rochelle appeared on four episodes of The Cosby Show as a child from 1990 to 1992. She played the role of Danielle, a friend of Dr. Cliff Huxtable’s youngest daughter Rudy, played by Keshia Knight Pulliam.

Bill Cosby trial protest

Rochelle garnered international media attention after staging a topless protest against Bill Cosby at the site of his sexual assault retrial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

According to reports, Rochelle, topless and covered in phrases like ‘Cosby Rapist’ and ‘Women’s Live Matter,’ jumped across a police barricade and threw herself towards Bill Cosby as the actor and comedian was making his way towards the courthouse for his sexual assault retrial.

Rochelle was quickly apprehended and placed into police custody, later being charged with disorderly conduct. The incident reportedly left Cosby unphased as he continued on towards the courthouse. Cosby has been accused of drugging and sexually assaulting more than 40 women over a span of roughly 40 years.

Rochelle was taken into police custody and charged with disorderly conduct on April 9, 2018

Nicolle Rochelle filmography :
Aside from her brief appearance on The Cosby Show in the early 1990s, Rochelle also has an extensive filmography that dates back to 1989.

She first appeared in 23 episodes for Shining Time Station, a children’s TV show, from 1989 to 1991. She also made appearances on The Baby-Sitters Club from 1990 to 1993, Clarissa Explains It All in 1993, NYPD Blue and Swift Justice in 1996 and Chappelle’s Show in 2006. She also made several appearances in the Law & Order franchise going as far back as 1996. 

What is Femen? 
Femen are a group of women who protest against sexual assault and in favor of women's rights while topless. 

The origins of the group date back to 2008 in Ukraine, when they were established by a group of young feminists as a way to agitate for women's rights in a provocative way that overtly uses sexuality. 

The group has generated much controversy as to whether they should be taken seriously or merely frivolously and as to whether their media-catching tactics are even effective. To date, they've staged a number of protests worldwide over the past decade, targeting everything they believe represents the oppression of women, including the Vatican, the World Economic Forum and the government of Tunisia. 

 #FEMEN activist faced Bill Cosby as he walked into a suburban Philadelphia courthouse Monday for the start of his sexual assault retrial. Her body was covered with the names of the victims. We demand to convict #Cosby the Rapist! #BillCosby #BillCosby #metoo   #timesup  #femen

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Maxy sez : Do You Have Type 2 Diabetes Burnout?

If you're living with type 2 diabetes, you know how exhausting the day-to-day management of things like blood sugar and diet can be. Here’s how to recognize the signs of burnout, and know when to seek advice and help.
By Marijke Vroomen-Durning, RN          
Medically Reviewed by Bhargavi Patham, MD, PhD
Building a support team, both at home and in the healthcare space, can help you cope with the emotional challenges that come with managing a chronic disease like type 2 diabetes.Daniela Romanesi/Getty Images
Living with a chronic disease means having to monitor it every day — and type 2 diabetes is no different. If you have this disease, your blood sugar levels, your medication dose, how you eat, how much exercise you get, and the fear of potential complications are likely all top of mind.

While you already know taking these steps is imperative for keeping your diabetes in check, actually carrying them out is no small task, and caring for your emotional health shouldn’t be pushed to the side in the process.

Why Burnout Happens
“Living with diabetes can be challenging. It’s easy to become overwhelmed by diabetes and all that comes with it,” says Jenny De Jesus, RN, CDE, of the Gerald J. Friedman Diabetes Institute at Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.
Burnout means being overwhelmed or exhausted by physical or emotional stresses, perceived or real. Chronic illnesses are very real stressors, both physically and emotionally, so dealing with burnout when you have type 2 diabetes is a distinct possibility.

You may feel at times that sticking with a diabetes care plan is more than you can or want to handle, and you may get frustrated with monitoring blood sugar or having to watch your diet. Know that these are normal feelings, and that you can take steps to regain a positive outlook.

Doing so can help ward off mental disorders, like depression, which people with diabetes may be at a greater risk of developing, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This burden can make managing diabetes more difficult.

Preventing Diabetes Burnout
According to the National Diabetes Education Program, you can help prevent negative feelings from escalating by identifying ways to ease stress. Here are a few suggestions:

Take a few minutes each day to spend time on a hobby you enjoy, meditate, or practice deep breathing.
Keep a journal to record not just what you eat and your glucose levels, but also to note how you feel — what bothers you and what makes you feel better.
Ask yourself how you can divide your management plan into smaller steps that will make it seem easier to master.

Finding Ways to Cope 
Unlike a job that’s sent you over the edge or a relationship that just isn’t right for you any longer, managing type 2 diabetes is a lifelong commitment. Unfortunately, there may be times when you experience burnout despite your best efforts. If this happens, the first step toward recovery is accepting that you may not be able to handle every aspect of diabetes care without some help. Try to figure out which aspects of your diabetes led to your feelings of burnout, and get help to address them and restore your quality of life.

Reaching out for support from friends and family is essential to relieving diabetes burnout. “They can help you put things into perspective and get back on track,” says De Jesus.

Randy Pike, a news reporter in Grande Prairie, Alberta, who has had type 2 diabetes for the past 15-plus years, knows how helpful family can be. “My wife generally notices signs that I need to eat better than I do,” Pike says.

The more your family and friends know and understand type 2 diabetes, the greater a resource they can be for you. They can attend classes with you or get information through sources like the American Diabetes Association.

Your healthcare team is another important resource. Doctors, nurses, and dietitians who specialize in diabetes care understand the problems that type 2 diabetes can cause. If you discuss your situation with them, they will be able to offer you insights to better manage whatever is troubling you.

Doctors are also learning to be more aware of diabetes-related stress. By anticipating problems, they may be able to show you how to reduce stress before you reach the burnout stage. And if a member of your medical team brings up the subject with you, be sure to answer honestly. Bottling up stress or denying it exists can make it worse.

Diabetes is something that you have to live with, but how you live with it depends on you — how you care for yourself, and, most importantly, whether you seek help when you need it.