Ricky Williams Personal Life Includes Yoga, Vegetarian, Social Anxiety Disorder and Hindu Faith

Ricky Williams is one of the most interesting players in the National Football League (NFL) because of the fact that he seems to be unique in many ways that are unlike traditional norms and stereotypes about professional football players. Chief amongst the intriguing aspects of the life of Ricky Williams that separates him from most of his teammates are:

1. His interest in yoga – Ricky is a certified yoga instructor

2. His endorsement of a prescription drug to deal with his social anxiety disorder

3. His vegetarian diet

4. His Hindu faith

By normal standards within the general population of Americans anyone of the four items listed above would be enough to place an individual in a small minority of all citizens in the United States. The fact that all four of the unique and in some cases controversial issues listed above apply to one man who happens to be a standout NFL football player who was considered one of the best college football players of all time is particularly odd.

When most people think of professional football players they do not picture serene yoga classes. Ricky Williams is the exception to this rule because he is such a personal advocate of the practice of yoga that he has actually gone as far as to become certified to instruct classes. He has given free yoga classes in Toronto, Canada.

Williams suffers from a form of social anxiety disorder that his therapists have helped him manage. Having a social anxiety disorder is hard for the average person and can be increasing difficult to deal with as a celebrity who is constantly bombarded by strangers and attention. For a brief period Ricky worked with a large pharmaceutical company as a spokesperson of sorts to promote education about the product the company was producing to assist in managing social anxiety issues.

Ricky does not eat the sort of diet that is normally associated with a powerful 230 pound NFL football player. As a professional football player Williams can afford to eat at the finest steak houses but instead chooses to practice a vegetarian diet in which he abstains from eating meat. In addition to his personal diet as a crusade to help animals Ricky has been a face for the PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) organization.

According to a 2001 study.4% of Americans are Hindu. Ricky Williams, an African American, counts himself as one of the 1.1 million US citizens that practice Hinduism. Of the approximately one million practicing Hindi citizens live in the United State the vast majority are of Indian heritage. Williams, a current Florida resident, does not even live in one of the five US states where Hinduism is most prolific. Those states include: Illinois, Texas, New Jersey, New York, and California.

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5 NBA Players Who Experienced Life-Changing Events

In basketball, a competitor must be able to deliver a good show, whether it be using sheer talent, work ethic, or drive to succeed. This is an especially daunting task considering the sheer fragility of a player’s mentality. Often times in the sports world today, a player’s mindset is so fragile that it could easily alter their playing style. Whether it completely deteriorates or slightly shifts their skill, their careers, and lives, are forever altered by their experiences. Here are five former NBA stars and how their experiences changed their lives from that point on.

Kermit Washington

An All-American during his collegiate career at American University, Kermit Washington certainly would have looked forward to an exciting NBA career. He was selected with the fifth overall pick in the 1973 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers, who were coming off their second consecutive trip to the NBA Finals. Although he struggled to stand above ordinary his first two seasons, he began to emerge during the following two, setting career highs in points and rebounds during his fourth season. However, during his fifth season, an on-the-court incident would change his career and life forever. The Lakers had been involved in notable on-the-court physical entanglements throughout the early 1977-78 season, and Washington was known for his fierce devotion towards his teammates. It is believed these instances caused Washington’s career-changing game, on December 9, 1977 against the Houston Rockets. When the Lakers missed a shot, Washington, known as a strong rebounder, pursued the ball. Then things grew physical. Washington’s Lakers teammate and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Kareem Abdul-Jabbar began fighting with the Rockets’ Kevin Kunnert (who grabbed the rebound instead of Washington), and Washington stayed away from the fight until Abdul-Jabbar and Kunnert broke up the fight. Then he began fighting with Kunnert until Abdul-Jabbar grabbed Kunnert in an effort to break up the fight, only to have Kunnert punched by Washington. Then Kunnert’s teammate Rudy Tomjanovich came to the fight scene. Believing that Tomjanovich, who had a reputation as a peacekeeper who rarely fought, was trying to attack him, Washington punched Tomjanovich to the nose. As Tomjanovich fell to the hardwood and instantly bled, the arena fell silent. Although Tomjanovich was able to walk off the court, he subsequently was diagnosed with a broken skull, jaw, and nose. He also had bled internally and spinal disc herniation so severe that spinal fluid leaked into his mouth. Although Tomjanovich recovered, his playing style was never the same, and by 1981, he had retired after merely eleven years in the NBA. As for Washington, a label as the man who nearly killed Rudy Tomjanovich would haunt him for the rest of his career. He was suspended for the ensuing 26 Lakers games, and the Lakers constantly received mail for fans that berated Washington. On December 27, he was traded to the Boston Celtics, only to be traded to the San Diego Clippers in 1978, and then to the Portland Trail Blazers in 1979. Feeling that he was readily welcomed by teammates and fans, Washington decided to return his focus to the game. In 1980 he was voted to the NBA All-Star Game. He was also voted to the first of two consecutive appearances on the NBA All-Defensive Second Team. He retired in 1982, but returned for a brief comeback in 1987 with the Golden State Warriors. His post-NBA life since his retirement has been embattled by the negative attention stemming from the 1977 fight.

Magic Johnson

«Magic» is not this legendary NBA player’s legal name. His real name was Earvin Johnson, but his nickname «Magic» is well-deserved. Selected with the first overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1979 NBA Draft, Johnson was entering the prime decades of the historic Lakers franchise. Eventually, «Magic» had it made. Not only was he a member of the five Lakers teams that won NBA Championships during the 1980s, but also left his mark as an individual player. Voted to the NBA All-Star game 10-plus times, while also labeled as NBA Most Valuable Player three times, he led the league is assists 4 seasons and led the league in steals 2 seasons. Additionally, he was named NBA Finals MVP in three of the Lakers’ five victories. At this stage, «Magic» was well-deserving of his title, as he was seemingly a man with superhuman powers who could dominate every time he stepped on to the court. But in 1991, the year after he was named NBA MVP the third time, his life was forever altered. A medical examination proved that Johnson, who was only in his early thirties, had contracted Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), a serious disease which decelerates the immune system and makes the host susceptible to other diseases. Johnson decided to announce his intention to retire from the NBA to focus on his health, as he had contracted a serious disease that could have threatened his life. It remains unknown as to what is the clear source of Johnson’s condition. Johnson’s final game before going into retirement was the 1992 NBA All-Star Game. Even though several players opposed his entry into the game, fearing the spread of his disease, Johnson played and was crowned the game’s MVP, before he was emotionally applauded by players on both sides for his many successful years of service to the league. But very shortly after, he was named a member of the historic 1992 Team USA Olympic Basketball team, which also featured Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Scottie Pippen, Larry Bird, and others. After their illustrious Olympic journey, Johnson went into retirement, supposedly for good. In 1994, he returned to the Lakers as an assistant coach. At last, in 1996, he returned as a player to the Lakers, averaging a decent 14.3 points per game in 32 appearances before retiring a final time. Since retiring, Johnson started the Magic Johnson Foundation to provide for those battling HIV like him. He has also pursued business ventures such as being an owner of the Lakers, while also working as an NBA expert analyst. As well, he has received the highest honor of any basketball player: Induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. All in all, the life of «Magic» was forever changed after his HIV diagnosis. Just before his diagnosis, it didn’t seem like his career would end like the way it did. But Johnson made the decision to retire (the first time) to focus on his health while still in his prime. Even though he remains today in good health and good hope, both his career and his life decisions were all shaken, even to the least bit, by his HIV diagnosis.

Michael Jordan

Nicknamed «Air Jordan» for his ability to jump and nearly fly, Michael Jordan is perhaps the most decorated NBA figure of all-time. From the beginning of his career when he was the third overall pick in the 1984 NBA Draft, he showed promise and talent while spending his career with the Chicago Bulls, which was one of the most anonymous teams in the NBA prior to his arrival. During his first nine NBA seasons (1984-93) Jordan was an NBA All-Star eight times, including one crown as All-Star Game MVP. He was NBA Rookie of the Year in 1985. He was also NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 1988. From 1987 to 1993, he was the NBA scoring leader, and NBA steals leader in 1988, 1990, and 1993. As well, he was NBA Most Valuable Player in 1988, 1991, and 1992. Additionally, he won the Bulls three division titles in 1991, 1992, and 1993, which were the same years that the Bulls ascended to become NBA Champions. The Bulls, who had won just one division title in their 25 pre-Jordan seasons, were blessed to have him on their roster and dreamed of him being a longtime Bull. Unfortunately, everything changed for the perennial scoring champion Jordan in 1993. His father, James Jordan, had been driving on a highway in North Carolina when he was attacked by two teenagers, who killed James Jordan before evading the scene. Police managed to track down the suspects, who were identified as Daniel Green and Larry Demery and later convicted of murder and imprisoned. For Michael Jordan, the news was shocking as his father had been very close to him. Shortly after hearing about the incident, Jordan announced his retirement from the NBA, to focus on other aspects more important than the game to him. He revealed that the death of his father opened greater priorities to him than his role with the Bulls and the NBA. But quickly after retiring, he decided to become a professional baseball player, as his father had seen him as a promising baseball player as a child. But after a brief and unspectacular career in baseball, Jordan decided to go back where he belonged: Basketball. Almost immediately after returning to the NBA, Jordan picked up where he left off with NBA superstardom. The Bulls ended up winning three more division titles as well as NBA Championships in the years 1996, 1997, and 1998. He was named NBA MVP two more times, in 1996 and 1998. Additionally, he led the NBA in scoring from 1996 to 1998. Jordan once again retired in 1998. He briefly returned to the NBA as a member of the Washington Wizards, from 2001 to 2003, before retiring for the last time. Now Jordan has pursued several business ventures, including being an owner of the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats. He has been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and remains today as one of the most prolific basketball figures of all-time. However, his career and life were shaken, even to the slightest bit, by the death of his father. After his father died, «Air Jordan» forever needed to carry the thought in his mind that he will need to live the rest of his life without his father. But he was able to keep his love of the game as a top priority, and ascended to become perhaps the most iconic basketball figure in our minds.

Dennis Rodman

Nicknamed «The Worm» for his agility on the court as well as his utterly ferocious defensive play, Dennis Rodman found his niche in containing opposing players from scoring opportunities, thus highlighting himself as one among the greatest defensive players in NBA history. He was drafted in the second round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons, with the 27th overall pick. The Pistons at the time were nicknamed the «Bad Boys» at the time for their rough defensive play. Within a matter of years, «The Worm» was an icon for the Pistons. He had been named NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 1990 and 1991. He was also an NBA All-Star in 1990 and 1992. He was additionally named to five NBA All-Defensive First Teams from 1989 to 1993. In 1992 and 1993, he led the league in rebounds. He also aided the Pistons to three divisions titles, including two seasons, in 1989 and 1990, where they ascended to become NBA Champions. With great physical skill and strong motive to keep opposing players with as few scoring opportunities as possible, it seemed like «The Worm» would be a lifelong Bad Boy in Detroit. But, between 1992 and 1993, Rodman would experience a series of traumatic events that would change his personality and outlook on the NBA permanently. In 1992, Pistons head coach Chuck Daly resigned his position. This was difficult for Rodman as he had viewed Daly as more than a coach to him. The following year, Rodman’s wife Annie Bakes divorced from him, which added further tension to Rodman. During this time Rodman pondered committing suicide. But then ultimately decided that he had been unhappy mainly because he had been exhibiting a shy personality that did not show his true colors, and wanted to be happy exhibiting his true personality. Before the 1993-94 season, Rodman was traded to the San Antonio Spurs, where he began exhibiting his new character. He frequently dyed his hair and shaved his head. He also became notorious for frequently getting into scuffles with others on the court. Rodman’s stint in San Antonio lasted only two years. Even though he was NBA rebounding leader both of those years, he failed to make it to the NBA All-Defensive First Team, as his time in San Antonio was characterized primarily by eccentric behavior. But his career returned to the high point in 1995 when he was traded to the team that he had perhaps despised the most during his time as a Detroit Piston: The Chicago Bulls. The Bulls had, in the wake of 1990s, had pushed aside the power of Rodman and the rest of the Detroit Pistons and won themselves their first three NBA titles. But their dynasty seemed to subdue following the 1993 retirement of habitual Bulls scoring icon Michael Jordan. But 1995 was the year it all came back, with Rodman playing the most iconic style he had since his days with the Pistons. Although he continued to display obscene behavior on the court with his hair and fights on the court, his role on their time was highlighted by his fourth, fifth, and sixth consecutive rebounding title and his feeding to the bulls their fourth, fifth, and sixth division title as well their fourth, fifth, and sixth NBA Championship. After his surprising release in 1998, Rodman spent the 1999 and 2000 NBA season, respectively, with the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks. But following his NBA career, he landed in multiple altercations with the public due to his obscene behavior. He has been arrested multiple times for suspected charges such as assault and driving under the influence of alcohol. He has also checked into drug rehabilitation after multiple drunken antics, including an instance where he entered rehab following an erratic scuffle on the popular reality show The Celebrity Apprentice. But he was forever known for his stardom on the basketball court, and in 2011, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. All in all, his life was forever changed following the year 1993. His life on the court as well as off the court was never the same. Although he was able to maintain his name as a potent player, he no longer showed the humility and calmness that had been with him as a Detroit Piston. One can simply look at the year 1993 and say that it is the reason behind Dennis Rodman as we know him.

Latrell Sprewell

This is an example of a player whose potential as a player was unfortunately overshadowed permanently by a negative altercation that occurred early in the career. The Milwaukee native had a college career that caught the attention of the Golden State Warriors front office in the early 1990s. The Warriors claimed Sprewell with the 24th overall pick in 1992, kickstarting what seemed like a future Hall of Fame career. Sprewell was voted to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 1993. But that was just the start of the party, as Sprewell would make back-to-back All-Star stints in 1994 and 1995, before coming back in 1997. Additionally, in 1994 Sprewell was named a member of the All-NBA First Team and NBA All-Defensive Second Team after starting in all 82 regular-season games and posting career highs in rebounds per game and steals per game. But the love affair between Sprewell and the Warriors ended abruptly, following an incident the Bay Area front office will never forget. In a December 1997 practice, head coach P.J. Carlesimo reportedly criticized Sprewell’s passing, and allegedly received a threat from Sprewall in what seemed like a warning sign. When Carlesimo subsequently approached Sprewell, Sprewell resorted to grabbing Carlesimo into a chokehold and threatening to kill him. Within ten seconds, multiple teammates had begun pulling them apart. Sprewell was subsequently criticized by Carlesimo once again, responding by punching Carlesimo’s face. The incident quickly spread throughout the NBA, becoming an object of uproar among players, officials, and fans. Within a matter of hours, Sprewell’s contract was terminated by the Warriors (along with what could have been 3 years and $23.7 million) and Sprewell was suspended from the NBA for the remainder of the 1997-98 NBA season. While Sprewell’s reputation had received a permanent scar, he was able to piece his playing style back together, returning to the All-Star game in 2001 as a member of the New York Knicks. He also became part of the NBA’s highest scoring trio along with Kevin Garnett and Sam Cassell in 2003-04 as a member of a Cinderella Minnesota Timberwolves team that advanced past the first round of the playoffs and breathed the sweet smell of a first Conference Championship appearance in franchise history. While his playing style seemed unscathed, his still aching reputation hit another low point, when he reportedly expressed public outrage toward a 3-year, $21 million contract offer to extend him beyond the final year of his Timberwolves contract. He claimed that even the $21 million would not be enough to feed his family in a statement that the NBA fanbase deemed as blatant. As a result, he would not be resigned after his final year in the Twin Cities turned out to be his final year in the NBA. Since his mercurial NBA career ended, Sprewell has struggled financially and legally. Between 2007 and 2008 he would make headlines after a his $1.3 million property was repossessed and his two houses were foreclosed. Additionally, he was sued by the mother of his children for an estimated $200 million and was barred from custody of his children. He has also struggled with the negative reputation that has stemmed from his NBA woes. In 2010, he was ranked as #8 on Bleacher Report’s article Hi Haters: The 15 Most Hated NBA Players of All Time.

«It takes a lifetime to build a good reputation, but you can lose it in a minute». – Will Rogers.

This popular quote has been extensively used in modern civilization, meant to show that destroying something like a reputation is not a hard thing to do, but building it is no easier. Just like that, NBA players carry enormous responsibility. Any sport is a minefield of emotion, and emotion without responsibility can easily ruin a career and reputation. But sometimes, emotion is hard to control, as it is as fast as thought itself. But bottom line, a sport is like juggling balls. Once you take a moment while juggling even to take a sneeze, you will lose track of the balls. While you can regain control, it is much easier to maintain control in the first place and be able to stop the flying juggling balls on your own command.

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Brad Thorn: A Tribute

What can be said of this man and his career that hasn’t been already? His commitment and passion towards both rugby union and rugby league is something that can be admired and respected by all, and should serve as a benchmark, albeit a very high one, that any professional sporting player should strive to achieve. You have to admit that if you reached for Brad Thorn and only just missed, you’ve still done pretty well.

His first stint at the Brisbane Broncos is immediately note-worthy, not just for his own personal achievements but the speed in which they were achieved. The 94 season, in which he debuted in week twelve, saw him take out the rookie of the year award with representative honors for Queensland and Australia to follow within the next three years. The 97 grand final would be Thorn’s first taste of premiership glory, one he would experience the following year and then again in 2000.

After achieving success at every level in rugby league, Thorn turned his attention to the ruthless and unforgiving world of New Zealand rugby. Someone of lesser talent and determination may have stumbled in this new, harsh environment but he barely missed a beat. The Canterbury Crusaders took out the NPC with Thorn slipping, almost effortlessly, into the position of lock forward. A chance to become the first man since Bill Hardcastle to represent Australia in rugby league and New Zealand in rugby union was offered to him at seasons end, but he turned it down citing his uncertainty of his commitment to the fifteen man game. But, come 2003, he could resist the temptation no longer and made his official debut for the All Blacks in the Rugby World Cup and continued to represent them in the Tri-Nations which New Zealand would go on to win.

A final NPC with Canterbury would see Thorn return once again to the Broncos in 2005. While many expected to see the champion forward in the twilight of his career, nothing would seem further from the truth. He would go on to not only represent Queensland but also take out another premiership in 2006. After being named one of the 20 greatest Broncos to ever play for the club, he made the decision to, once again, switch back to rugby union.

Thorn was again in unstoppable form, achieving Crusader and All Black selection in only his second year back in the game. After more super 14 titles and Tri-Nations success he finally reached the holy grail of rugby by taking out the World Cup after a hard fought 8-7 win over France in 2011. As if this wasn’t enough, a short stint with European champions Leinster would see him add the Heineken Cup to his long list of achievements.

When you want to describe a man like Brad Thorn any number of superlatives will do. But to fully understand just how remarkable this career is, you must first realize that it hasn’t even finished yet. That is correct, at age 37 Thorn has signed on with Super Rugby franchise the Highlanders for the 2013 season. For myself, it seems almost certain that this will be his swan song but for some reason a lingering doubt remains. I guess with someone like Brad Thorn, can you ever be sure of anything?

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Contact Lenses – A Confidence Builder For Valentines Day

Confidence is a key component to success in life – from landing a job, to garnering respect and admiration from peers, to falling in love. A person who exudes confidence is generally well regarded – it is much easier to like a person who likes him or herself.

A basic aspect of liking oneself is feeling content with one’s appearance and having a basic acceptance of who we are. For people with vision problems, making the switch from eyeglasses to contact lenses can make a world of difference in their confidence level and self-image.

With Valentines Day just around the corner, now is the time to make the switch to contact lenses, boost your confidence level and maybe work up the courage to ask out the person you most admire.

It is said that the eyes are the gateway into the soul. Gazing into the eyes of a loved one can be quite telling. In the eyes of a significant other, you might see love and compassion; in the eyes of your child you might see traces of yourself and a youthful exuberance. The ability to read one’s emotion in their eyes is truly meaningful and inspiring.

A captivating gaze with a contact lens wearer is simple to achieve. Contacts are worn directly on the cornea, making them nearly invisible. With eyeglasses on the other hand, distracting glares, reflections or fogging of the lenses in varying temperatures make an intimate gaze more challenging, though not impossible.

The aesthetic aspects of contact lenses are the most basic benefits, but there are other important benefits as well. Contact lenses are an effective means of vision correction that provide a great peripheral field of vision, which allows the wearer to be significantly more active than when wearing eyeglasses. Contact lenses offer a natural-looking alternative to wearers – most people aren’t even aware that lenses are being worn – which helps the wearer to feel confident about their appearance.

Although the social benefits of contact lenses are numerous, it is important to remember that a contact lens is a medical device, and should be treated as such. Lenses must be fitted by an eye care professional and it is crucial to eye health that wearers follow their prescribed cleaning and replacement schedule.

Modern contact lenses offer visual solutions for different eye problems. For those who are intrigued by an edgier appearance, or who are seeking something different, colored contact lenses are an option. These lenses are available for people who don’t require vision correction, but must still be fitted by an eye care practitioner.

Contact your eye care practitioner to schedule an exam to be fit for contact lenses today, and visit Contact Lens King [http://www.contactlensking.com/index.aspx] for more information on contact lenses and eye health.

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An Overview of London Stansted Airport

The London Stansted Airport is one of the most important airports near London and is responsible for a large amount traffic being generated into and outside the city. The airport is located in Stansted Mountfitchet in Essex and directly on the north eastern side of Central London. The prime location of the airport hence makes it the ultimate choice for commuters who travel in and out of the city each day for business purposes. And it is also served by many low cost as well some prime airway lines and carriers, so people from all sections of the society avail the services of this airport. On the other hand, it has also helped in greatly reducing the over crowdedness of the other airports. Moreover, the daily commuters are very happy with the overall services and facilities of the airport.

Like all other good airports, the airport has good telecommunication service, good customs checking counter, helpful staff and electrical outlets other than water supply and air conditioning facilities. Medical help is also provided. The facade of the airport is also very contemporary in designing and has all the world class facilities of a top notch airport. The London Stansted is connects many important cities not only in Europe but also to almost every major city in the world, making it one of the fastest developing international airports.

The Stansted is also very well connected to the other areas through bus, train and coach system. Trains at an interval of fifteen minutes runs daily from London and other areas like Oxford, Leicester, Midlands, and Stratford have now come within easy reach of the commuters to and from the airport.

So if you are flying to London or its adjoining areas, then availing one of the airways that serves the Stansted airport will make your journey to the city a lot easier. The airport is also undergoing many developments so that the commuters can get access to more facilities and in near future it is definitely going to emerge as one of the most important airports in the whole of Europe

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Central Line Stations With Tourist Attractions and Shopping Activities

The Central Line, the red line on London Underground maps, runs across central London.

The line starts from Epping in the north-east and terminates at a) Ealing Broadway in the west and b) West Ruislip in the north-west. The Central line covers a distance of 74km (46 miles) and serves 49 tube stations.

Listed below are some of the 49 tube stations that most tourists are likely to use when they visit London.

Stratford station is the stop where the Olympic Village (London Olympics 2012) is located. You need to change here for the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and stop at Pudding Mill Lane (1 stop from Stratford station) where the Olympic Stadium is located.

Liverpool Street station is one of the main railway stations in London. This is the station where visitors take the train to Stanstead Airport.

Other attractions near Liverpool Street station include the Gherkin Building, Toynbee Hall and the Whitechapel Art Gallery.

Bank station is close to several tourist attractions including Mansion House (the official residence of the Lord Mayor of the City of London), the Bank of England, The Royal Exchange, Leadenhall Market and the Lloyd’s Building.

Lloyds Building is the home of the insurance institution, Lloyds of London, the world’s leading insurance market.

St Paul’s station is a short walk to St Paul’s Cathedral, the second largest cathedral in the world after St Peter’s Cathedral in Rome.

Other tourist attractions near St Paul’s station include the Museum of London, Millennium Pedestrian Bridge, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the Tate Modern. From the Tate Modern you can take a relaxing walk along the river bank and enjoy the wonderful sights and sounds of London.

Near Chancery Lane station are the Inns of Court, the Royal Courts of Justice, the Yeomanry Museum and the London Silver Vaults (the home to the world’s largest retail collection of fine antique silver).

Stop at Holborn station for Lincoln’s Inn, the British Museum, Sir John Soane’s Museum, The Hunterian Museum, the London School of Economics and the Royal College of Surgeons.

During the year Law students are required to dine «in Hall» of Lincoln’s Inn a certain number of times before they qualify to be «called to the Bar».

You get off at Tottenham Court Road station if you are visiting the British Museum, the Dominion Theatre and the Central YMCA. Most of the West End theatres and London Chinatown are located in the south of Tottenham Court Road station.

Tottenham Court Road shops are renowned for the sale of electrical goods like televisions and computers.

Oxford Circus station is the centre of the busiest shopping district in London. This is where Oxford Street (running in east-west direction) meets Regent Street (running in north-south direction). Both Oxford Street and Regent Street are very busy shopping streets and that is why most people prefer to stop at Oxford Circus when they come to the West End to shop.

Bond Street station is one stop west of Oxford Street station. Shops in Bond Street stock elegant and expensive designer clothes and accessories. Celebrities from all over the world are often seen shopping in Bond Street.

New Bond Street and South Moulton Street, both streets renowned for elegant and expensive jewellery and watches, are only a short distance away from Bond Street station.

Selfridges Department Store is just a couple of minutes walk from the station.

Marble Arch station is located at the west end of Oxford Street. Opposite Marble Arch station is Park Lane, famous for its 5 star hotels such as the Dorchester Hotel, InterContinental Hotel and Hilton Park Lane. If you walk halfway down Park Lane, you will see the Animal in War Memorial. This memorial is to commemorate the contributions made by animals that serve alongside troops during the war.

Hyde Park is located to the west of Marble Arch station and the Speakers Corner is only less than 5 minutes walk away.

Lancaster Gate station is where you get off if you are visiting the Hyde Park Italian Gardens, the Serpentine, Diana, Princess of Wales Fountain and the Bayswater Road Artists Gallery.

Queensway station is the stop if you are visiting Kensington Palace. You can also start your «Diana, Princess of Wales, Memorial Walk» from Kensington Gardens across the station. This is a 7 mile walk across 4 Royal Parks, 3 Royal Palaces and several popular London landmarks. You just follow the Diana Memorial Walk plaques that are embedded along the route.

Fashionable Notting Hill Gate is renowned for the Notting Hill Gate Carnival. This event is held here annually during the August Bank Holiday and is organised by the Caribbean community. This is a very popular event and each year hundreds of thousands of people converge here to join in the celebrations.

Portobello Road Market is also internationally known and is busiest on Saturdays.

Holland Park is a lovely park with its famous Orangery, Kyoto Garden and open air theatre.

Holland House, originally known as Cope Castle, is now a ruin, having been destroyed by bombs during World War II.

Next to Shepherd’s Bush station is the Westfield Shopping Centre with more than 300 shops under one roof and is currently the largest urban shopping complex in Europe.

White City station. Here you can visit the BBC Television Centre and join its tours. Nearby is Loftus Road Stadium, home of Queens Park Rangers Football Club and the London Wasps Rugby Club.

Apart from Stratford station (zone 3) and Holland Park, Shepherd’s Bush and White City stations (zone 2), all the other Central line stations listed above are in zone 1. So if you are not planning to visit these stations, you only need to buy a 1-day Travelcard for zone 1. That will give you unlimited travel for a day in zone 1 by bus as well as by tube.

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X Factor 3 Preview – Raymond Quinn

Raymond Quinn

Manager – Simon Cowell

Odds – 14/1 (Outright), 5/1 (16-24 Winner)

Raymond Quinn is an 18 year old student from Liverpool and almost didn't make it to the final 12 of the X Factor. On the second day of Bootcamp Raymond sang 'Easy' by The Commodores and while Simon Cowell and Sinitta agreed he was a 'cheeky and likeable' contestant they were not sure about his credentials and initially told him 'no'.

However at the end of the second day, as Raymond was about to leave, Simon decided he had made a mistake in letting him go and after talking to the executive producers of the show he called Raymond back to tell him 'Raymond, I made a mistake, I want you to come to my home visit '.

Raymond lives at home with his parents in Liverpool and he has two older brothers who own a carpet warehouse. He describes his girlfriend of one year Kirsty as his closest friend.

He is currently studying performing arts at The Merseyside Dance and Drama College and during his stay there has had some vocal training and has learnt to dance to an advanced level.

Sharp eyed viewers may remember Raymond as' Anthony Murray 'in defunct soap Brookside, a role which earned him a Soap Award in 2002 for' Best Dramatic Performance 'and the story in which he killed a girl who was bullying him won' Best Storyline of 2003 '.

'To win that accolade at such a young age was an amazing experience' said Ray, 'being in Brookside was the only job I've ever had and it was the best one'.

After finishing with acting, Ray was unsure of what to do with his life, so two years ago began singing lessons and found he really enjoyed it.

One of his proudest moments is winning £ 5000 prize money in Manchester based talent competition 'Search for a Star' and performing in Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall for a Tsunami Aid concert.

On the first day of the X Factor auditions Raymond sang Dean Martin's 'Ain't That A Kick In The Head' and 'Devil In Disguise' by Elvis Presley. All the judges were impressed with him and Simon Cowell descrived him as 'a young Robbie (Williams)'. Louis Walsh thought he had 'great potential' while Sharon Osbourne said he was a 'natural' and told him 'I love you Raymond'.

Raymond decided to stick with what he knew at Bootcamp and performed 'Devil in Disguise'. This time Simon thought he was 'a bit stage school' but also thought he was 'cheeky' and 'has charisma'.

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Three Great Manchester United Memorabilia Gift Options

Are you looking for a really special present for a Manchester United fan? As one of the most popular football teams in the country, it should come as no surprise that there is a brilliant range of Manchester United memorabilia available, which means you are sure to find the perfect gift option for the person you are buying for – no matter what the occasion. This article takes you through three fantastic choices of Manchester United memorabilia gift options.

Stadium Tour

One particularly great choice would be a tour of Old Trafford, home to Man Utd. You can get tours for children, adults and families, so you are sure to find an option to suit the person you are buying the gift for. On the tour, your recipient will get to see some of the famous sights such as the manager’s place at the side of the pitch, the players’ tunnel and the dressing room, making for a really exciting event.

Signed Memorabilia

Signed Manchester United memorabilia also makes for a really special gift for all sorts of occasions, so if you know someone who would love to own something that has come directly from one of their favourite players, a signed item could be just the ticket. For example, you could choose the Bryan Robson signed limited edition print, the Denis Law signed photographic print or the George Best golden boot framed presentation. There are also signed items available from recent and current players such as Rooney, Giggs and Ronaldo, meaning you are sure to find the perfect item for fans of any age.

Personalised Man Utd Gifts

Personalised Man Utd gifts are also ideal for birthdays, anniversaries and all sorts of other events. Personalised Manchester United memorabilia will let the person receiving your gift know that you thought carefully about what to get them and the fact that you then took the time to get that gift personalised is sure to mean a lot to them. One great option is the Manchester United football club diary, which not only comes embossed with the name of your choice on the front, but also includes newspaper reports of important moments in the club’s history. The personalised Man Utd framed print is also really special; it features a picture of club shirts taken in the dressing room and comes with the surname of your choice merged onto the centre shirt. This makes it the perfect gift for anyone who has ever dreamed of playing for the club and seeing their name on a shirt alongside some of the greatest players.

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