Thursday, January 04, 2007

The Man of the Year!



By Rick Hampson, USA TODAY


NEW YORK — A day after he jumped into the path of a subway train to save the life of a stranger, Wesley Autrey got a $5,000 reward, a day off and universal acclaim in a city where you supposedly don't speak to people you don't know, let alone rescue them.
"I just tried to do the right thing," said the 50-year-old Harlem construction worker.
"It ain't about being a hero, it was just being there and helping the next person. That's all I did."



On Tuesday afternoon Autrey leaped down from a subway station platform after Cameron Hollopeter, 20, apparently suffered a seizure and fell between the tracks.
Autrey had to leave his two daughters, ages 4 and 6, on the platform. It was that, he said, or have the girls see a man run over by a subway train.

Down on the tracks, Autrey saw a train's headlights in the tunnel. He shoved the disoriented student into the only space where they had a chance to survive — the shallow, grimy drainage trough between the tracks.
The train passed over them, with about 2 inches' clearance. Autrey later showed reporters grease stains on his wool hat that he said came from the train's undercarriage.




On Wednesday Autrey got the day off from work at a Brooklyn construction site and visited the New York Film Academy, where Hollopeter is a student.
"We don't have a red carpet, but we gave him a red carpet reception," said Anita Tovich, one of Hollopeter's professors. Jerry Sherlock, director of the school, presented Autrey with a check for $5,000.
The school also promised Autrey's daughters scholarships to the school when they're older.


"Here and all over the world, people are struck by this unselfish, heroic act," Sherlock said. "With so much evil in the world, it gives everyone hope."
"You're one in a million," he told Autrey, "and this is your 15 minutes of fame."
The city's tabloids celebrated Autrey. "SUBWAY ANGEL'S DAREDEVIL LEAP" headlined the New York Post. The Daily News hailed the "SUBWAY SUPERMAN." Autrey is scheduled to be on network news programs this morning and CBS' Late Show with David Letterman tonight.


Autrey gave this account: He was in the station in upper Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon when Hollopeter, also waiting on the platform, seemed to collapse during a seizure. Autrey used a pen to get Hollopeter's tongue out of his throat. Hollopeter stood up, then staggered and fell between the tracks.
As the train neared, Autrey pinned Hollopeter in the trough by lying on top of him, face to face. But the student kept struggling. "Don't move!" Autrey said. "Or one of us is going to lose a leg."

Subway car brakes screeched. One car passed overhead, then a second. Then came silence, followed by the wailing from the platform of his daughters, who'd just seen their father run over.

"We're OK," Autrey yelled to bystanders on the platform. "I got two daughters up there. Let 'em know their father's OK!"
"Who are you?" asked Hollopeter.
"Someone who saved your life," replied Autrey.

They waited 20 minutes until technicians turned off power on the subway's high-voltage third rail and were helped out.
Hollopeter remained hospitalized Wednesday in stable condition, recovering from cuts and bruises.
A relative, Jeff Friedman, told reporters that although Hollopeter is quite talented, "even he couldn't write the screenplay any better."

Contributing: The Associated Press
Posted 1/2/2007 8:13 PM ET

Friday, December 22, 2006

The World's Best Football Player! A Brazilian!

This is the first time that Marta, a brazilian football player, wins this prize that begun in 2001! She outplayed the north-american Kristine Lilly (second place) and the german Renate Lingor (third place).

In the lasts two years Marta lost to Brigit Prinz (first place - Germany) and just get the third place in 2004 and the second one in 2005. Prinz is the big winner with three prizes while Mia Hamm (north-american) has won twice.


Pic: Reuters

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Monday, December 11, 2006

NEW CHRISTMAS SUGGESTIONS!

Christmas is coming and sure you still have some doubts about what to buy to your family and friends. There we go again...are you ready? :) Jingle bell..la-la-la

First of all: Your Swimming Pool Is OUT-OF-DATE!

Are you tired of your old swimming pool? Yeah! Does the old concept of your swimming pool makes you feel bored? If you will say yeah again so....


There's a new solution for that! NEMO 33! Build a new one to you and your family! It is really a so amazing gift for CHRISTMAS... and go deepier! Well..now you will see why! :P
































If you building one like that at your home you won't need to go to Belgium ;)... But if you want to just contact NEMO 33.


Hmm...I guess they could put some drawing of fishes there..so colorful! :)

Flybooks!



Flybook is a stylish laptop containing the very latest technology. Measuring the same as a sheet of A5 paper, and weighing just 1.2 kilograms, it is probably the smallest Windows XP laptop and can also be used as a tablet PC With an 8.9” TFT screen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, EDGE/GPRS/GSM and optional UMTS and GPS modules, the Flybook is certainly a great travelling companion! The possibilities are endless: Internet, e-mail, (hands-free) phone calls, navigation, exchanging data with external PCs or networks, etc.

Discover the new concept of mobility and discover the power of the smallest size notebook, it is the indeed the first portable computer . No-one else offers such a compact notebook: 235 X155 x 31mm. High quality micro technology and multimedia harware are contained within the smallest notebook design in the world. The Flybook is also a tablet PC. You can write on the screen using the
special stylus pen.





Models and colors at the sites Dialogue UK or at Dialogue Japan

And To that Friend Who is ALWAYS late...?



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