Welcome To The World: Congratulations To Jamie & Nikki Perkins On The Birth Of Their Adorable Daughter
Jamie and Nikki Perkins are a famous YouTube couple who lives in Australia. A few years ago, while on YouTube watching a video from another YouTube couple, I came across their channel and have been hooked since. The two have been in commercials as well and Nikki is a former model. A few weeks ago while at friends wedding, they took the above image. That image went viral. They recently gave birth to their adorable daughter Eva Perkins a few days ago. See images below and also watch the Vlog below as well.
"Daddy's little girl and Mummy's whole world. She's here! Meet our beautiful daughter, Ava Sarah Perkins. January 24th, 09:58pm this gorgeous girl arrived, weighing 3.4kg of absolute perfection! We are so in love!! 💕💕 Thank you so much for all your love and prayers, can't wait to share our experience with you on Sunday."
She is precious. Watch the Vlog below. Congratulations again, Nikki and Jamie Perkins.
Congratulations: Mark Zuckerberg & Wife Priscilla Chan Announced The Birth Of Their Daughter 'Max' & Pledge To Give 99% Of Their Facebook Shares Currently About $45 Billion To Charity To Fight Poverty
Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan are parents. The announcement of birth of their adorable daughter Max was made yesterday. The couple posted an amazing message to their child and future children. Read below and also get a glimpse of adorable baby Max.
The letter started with; "
Your mother and I don't yet have the words to describe the hope you give us for the future. Your new life is full of promise, and we hope you will be happy and healthy so you can explore it fully. You've already given us a reason to reflect on the world we hope you live in.
Like all parents, we want you to grow up in a world better than ours today.
While headlines often focus on what's wrong, in many ways the world is getting better. Health is improving. Poverty is shrinking. Knowledge is growing. People are connecting. Technological progress in every field means your life should be dramatically better than ours today.We will do our part to make this happen, not only because we love you, but also because we have a moral responsibility to all children in the next generation.
We believe all lives have equal value, and that includes the many more people who will live in future generations than live today. Our society has an obligation to invest now to improve the lives of all those coming into this world, not just those already here. But right now, we don't always collectively direct our resources at the biggest opportunities and problems your generation will face. Consider disease. Today we spend about 50 times more as a society treating people who are sick than we invest in research so you won't get sick in the first place. Medicine has only been a real science for less than 100 years, and we've already seen complete cures for some diseases and good progress for others. As technology accelerates, we have a real shot at preventing, curing or managing all or most of the rest in the next 100 years.
Today, most people die from five things -- heart disease, cancer, stroke, neurodegenerative and infectious diseases -- and we can make faster progress on these and other problems.
Once we recognize that your generation and your children's generation may not have to suffer from disease, we collectively have a responsibility to tilt our investments a bit more towards the future to make this reality. Your mother and I want to do our part.
Curing disease will take time. Over short periods of five or ten years, it may not seem like we're making much of a difference. But over the long term, seeds planted now will grow, and one day, you or your children will see what we can only imagine: a world without suffering from disease.
There are so many opportunities just like this. If society focuses more of its energy on these great challenges, we will leave your generation a much better world.
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Our hopes for your generation focus on two ideas: advancing human potential and promoting equality.
Advancing human potential is about pushing the boundaries on how great a human life can be.
Can you learn and experience 100 times more than we do today?
Can our generation cure disease so you live much longer and healthier lives?
Can we connect the world so you have access to every idea, person and opportunity?
Can we harness more clean energy so you can invent things we can't conceive of today while protecting the environment?
Can we cultivate entrepreneurship so you can build any business and solve any challenge to grow peace and prosperity?
Promoting equality is about making sure everyone has access to these opportunities -- regardless of the nation, families or circumstances they are born into.
Our society must do this not only for justice or charity, but for the greatness of human progress.
Today we are robbed of the potential so many have to offer. The only way to achieve our full potential is to channel the talents, ideas and contributions of every person in the world.
Can our generation eliminate poverty and hunger?
Can we provide everyone with basic healthcare?
Can we build inclusive and welcoming communities?
Can we nurture peaceful and understanding relationships between people of all nations?
Can we truly empower everyone -- women, children, underrepresented minorities, immigrants and the unconnected?
If our generation makes the right investments, the answer to each of these questions can be yes -- and hopefully within your lifetime.
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This mission -- advancing human potential and promoting equality -- will require a new approach for all working towards these goals.
We must make long term investments over 25, 50 or even 100 years. The greatest challenges require very long time horizons and cannot be solved by short term thinking.
We must engage directly with the people we serve. We can't empower people if we don't understand the needs and desires of their communities.
We must build technology to make change. Many institutions invest money in these challenges, but most progress comes from productivity gains through innovation.
We must participate in policy and advocacy to shape debates. Many institutions are unwilling to do this, but progress must be supported by movements to be sustainable.
We must back the strongest and most independent leaders in each field. Partnering with experts is more effective for the mission than trying to lead efforts ourselves.
We must take risks today to learn lessons for tomorrow. We're early in our learning and many things we try won't work, but we'll listen and learn and keep improving.
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Our experience with personalized learning, internet access, and community education and health has shaped our philosophy.
Our generation grew up in classrooms where we all learned the same things at the same pace regardless of our interests or needs.
Your generation will set goals for what you want to become -- like an engineer, health worker, writer or community leader. You'll have technology that understands how you learn best and where you need to focus. You'll advance quickly in subjects that interest you most, and get as much help as you need in your most challenging areas. You'll explore topics that aren't even offered in schools today. Your teachers will also have better tools and data to help you achieve your goals.
Even better, students around the world will be able to use personalized learning tools over the internet, even if they don't live near good schools. Of course it will take more than technology to give everyone a fair start in life, but personalized learning can be one scalable way to give all children a better education and more equal opportunity.
We're starting to build this technology now, and the results are already promising. Not only do students perform better on tests, but they gain the skills and confidence to learn anything they want. And this journey is just beginning. The technology and teaching will rapidly improve every year you're in school.
Your mother and I have both taught students and we've seen what it takes to make this work. It will take working with the strongest leaders in education to help schools around the world adopt personalized learning. It will take engaging with communities, which is why we're starting in our San Francisco Bay Area community. It will take building new technology and trying new ideas. And it will take making mistakes and learning many lessons before achieving these goals.
But once we understand the world we can create for your generation, we have a responsibility as a society to focus our investments on the future to make this reality.
Together, we can do this. And when we do, personalized learning will not only help students in good schools, it will help provide more equal opportunity to anyone with an internet connection.
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Many of the greatest opportunities for your generation will come from giving everyone access to the internet.
People often think of the internet as just for entertainment or communication. But for the majority of people in the world, the internet can be a lifeline.
It provides education if you don't live near a good school. It provides health information on how to avoid diseases or raise healthy children if you don't live near a doctor. It provides financial services if you don't live near a bank. It provides access to jobs and opportunities if you don't live in a good economy.
The internet is so important that for every 10 people who gain internet access, about one person is lifted out of poverty and about one new job is created.
Yet still more than half of the world's population -- more than 4 billion people -- don't have access to the internet.
If our generation connects them, we can lift hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. We can also help hundreds of millions of children get an education and save millions of lives by helping people avoid disease.
This is another long term effort that can be advanced by technology and partnership. It will take inventing new technology to make the internet more affordable and bring access to unconnected areas. It will take partnering with governments, non-profits and companies. It will take engaging with communities to understand what they need. Good people will have different views on the best path forward, and we will try many efforts before we succeed.
But together we can succeed and create a more equal world.
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Technology can't solve problems by itself. Building a better world starts with building strong and healthy communities.
Children have the best opportunities when they can learn. And they learn best when they're healthy.
Health starts early -- with loving family, good nutrition and a safe, stable environment.
Children who face traumatic experiences early in life often develop less healthy minds and bodies. Studies show physical changes in brain development leading to lower cognitive ability.
Your mother is a doctor and educator, and she has seen this firsthand.
If you have an unhealthy childhood, it's difficult to reach your full potential.
If you have to wonder whether you'll have food or rent, or worry about abuse or crime, then it's difficult to reach your full potential.
If you fear you'll go to prison rather than college because of the color of your skin, or that your family will be deported because of your legal status, or that you may be a victim of violence because of your religion, sexual orientation or gender identity, then it's difficult to reach your full potential.
We need institutions that understand these issues are all connected. That's the philosophy of the new type of school your mother is building.
By partnering with schools, health centers, parent groups and local governments, and by ensuring all children are well fed and cared for starting young, we can start to treat these inequities as connected. Only then can we collectively start to give everyone an equal opportunity.
It will take many years to fully develop this model. But it's another example of how advancing human potential and promoting equality are tightly linked. If we want either, we must first build inclusive and healthy communities.
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Continued: For your generation to live in a better world, there is so much more our generation can do. Today your mother and I are committing to spend our lives doing our small part to help solve these challenges. I will continue to serve as Facebook's CEO for many, many years to come, but these issues are too important to wait until you or we are older to begin this work. By starting at a young age, we hope to see compounding benefits throughout our lives. As you begin the next generation of the Chan Zuckerberg family, we also begin the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to join people across the world to advance human potential and promote equality for all children in the next generation. Our initial areas of focus will be personalized learning, curing disease, connecting people and building strong communities.
We will give 99% of our Facebook shares -- currently about $45 billion -- during our lives to advance this mission. We know this is a small contribution compared to all the resources and talents of those already working on these issues. But we want to do what we can, working alongside many others.
We'll share more details in the coming months once we settle into our new family rhythm and return from our maternity and paternity leaves. We understand you'll have many questions about why and how we're doing this.
As we become parents and enter this next chapter of our lives, we want to share our deep appreciation for everyone who makes this possible.
We can do this work only because we have a strong global community behind us. Building Facebook has created resources to improve the world for the next generation. Every member of the Facebook community is playing a part in this work.
We can make progress towards these opportunities only by standing on the shoulders of experts -- our mentors, partners and many incredible people whose contributions built these fields.
And we can only focus on serving this community and this mission because we are surrounded by loving family, supportive friends and amazing colleagues. We hope you will have such deep and inspiring relationships in your life too. Max, we love you and feel a great responsibility to leave the world a better place for you and all children. We wish you a life filled with the same love, hope and joy you give us. We can't wait to see what you bring to this world.
Mom and Dad
That was one of the most amazing letters I have read. May God continued to bless you both. Thank you for creating such an incredible platform that have led many to reconnect with families, new friends and has opened and helped sustained businesses and so much more. Facebook is an incredible platform and all of it's users cannot thank you enough Mark Zuckerberg. Continue to enjoy this new chapter with your wife and baby Max.
Amazing: Dumped A Week Before Her Wedding Bride-to-be Mother Invites & Feed The Homeless To What Would Have Been The Wedding Reception
Bride-to-be Quinn Duane met who she thought was the love of her life and her forever, Landon Borup in August 2011. After almost three years of dating, Borup felt that it was time and propose to Daune during a family Easter dinner in April 2014.
Exicited about her future, the planning and festivities began. Here she is with her bridesmaid at her bridal shower. After planning what would have been a $35,000 wedding, her fiancée Borup got cold feet and called off the wedding a week before.
With a non-refundable reception hall and meal price tag, Quinn's mother Kari Duane (in the image above with her husband), decided to turn a negative situation into a positive one, by blessing others. She invited the homeless to what would've been the reception of her daughter's wedding.
She said 'Since I found out that the wedding will not be taking place, this would be something that we would do to give back' and that she did. Watch the video below as the hall became filled with people coming to enjoy a well balance meal that they have probably not had in a while. The Bride-to-be Quinn decided to stay home. The honeymoon is also non-refundable and the mother and daughter duo will take that together in Belize.
Thank you for thinking outside of the box and blessing those who needed it the most. Even if it was for a second, we all need an escape from reality every now and again and you provided that for these families. God Bless you Kari Daune.
Eight-year-old Demarjay Smith, took the internet by storm when the short clip below of him training his friends was uploaded. His adorable accent, seriousness and motivation for fitness melted hearts around the world and landed him on national television on the Ellen Degeneres show.
While on the show, Smith spoke about his idol six time Olympic gold champion, Usain Bolts, one day meeting and racing him. He had no clue that Ellen had Bolts in the studio to meet him. His facial expression in the image above, when Bolts walked out as a surprise was priceless.
In a short edited clip below, Smith spoke about being famous and one day everyone remembering his name and face. Speaking it into the atmosphere, doing the work and watching God work is amazing because his dreams are becoming reality. Watch the full interview, Bolts surprise and the two racing, below. Congratulations Demarjay Smith. Wishing more blessings and the best.
Look At God: After 17 Years Of Trying Watch Husband Amazing Reaction After He Finds Out His Wife Is Pregnant
Arkell Graves walked into a dinner setup with the thought process of a regular night with his wife Dana Griffin-Graves. The couple currently live in Dinwiddie County, Virginia. What he thought was a regular dinner night would quickly changed into an amazing surprise. Speaking with WRIC news, the Graves said that "they have been struggling for 17 years to have a child." Dana have had four miscarriages and also suffered a stillbirth. Speaking more on their story she said "it was definitely a struggle. A roller coaster with emotions going back and forth. "
As her husband Arkell approached the kitchen, she told him to look in the oven. Dana setup a hidden camera to capture the wonderful moment for family and friends. As he reached in the oven, he noticed a bun in the oven and images from the Ultrasound.
With shock and excitement he asked: "You're pregnant!" he exclaimed over and over again. To wish she responded, yes, five months along, and expecting a baby boy on Feb. 16. She posted the video to her Facebook page, which have since gone viral. Watch the touching moment below and their interview.
Shots from his reaction. Congratulations to the Graves. Wishing you both the best. Thank you for sharing your story with the world. Wishing you a healthy and safe delivery. God Bless. Watch the video below.
Happy 44 Birthday to the amazing Jada Pinkett Smith. Her husband of almost twenty years, Will Smith posted a heartfelt message on Facebook for his beautiful wife today. Read below.
Married for eighteen years and together for twenty years, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith continues to defy the odds in Hollywood as it relates to a long lasting marriage. Many did not think it would work, seeing that this was Will second marriage, but they have continued to prove the world wrong. The couple was in the news a few months ago about the end of their marriage. Both have explained how hard marraige is, but have always managed to keep it together. In many interviews, Will has said that "Divorce is not an option."
News broke on many media outlets that the couple was once again heading for a $240 million dollars divorce. They normally do not address rumors because they're aware that it comes with the territory, but Will released the above statement. The media has finally settled down this time leaving these two alone for now. Will posted his amazing Birthday message to his wife on Facebook today, wishing her a Happy Birthday. Read below.
The amazing actor had hearts gushing this morning with the above message on different media outlets. Continue to enjoy each other, as you grow and walk in your purpose together. The couple have three children (old family image below). Oldest son Trey from Will previous marriage and Willow and Jaden from his marriage with Jada. We're glad that the divorce rumors are just that. Continue to set an example. Eighteen years of marriage and twenty years together is amazing, especially in Hollywood.
If you were a fan of 16 & Pregnant or Teen Mom, this news is exciting and the happy ending you all were waiting for. After almost six years since giving their daughter Carly up for adoption, years of ups and downs, parents being in and out of jail and being raised in an unstable environment, Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra have beaten all the odds against them. They are now husband and wife. The two have been together for ten years and met while in the 7th grade.
Lowell was walked down the aisle by her parents. It seems that all is forgiven. Her mother April battled with drugs was one of the focal points of the show Teen Mom. The wedding took place at Castle Farms in Charlevoix, Michigan.
The happy couple smiled for pictures as they cut their wedding cake.
Lowell took time out to take images with guest at the wedding as well. She looked beautiful.
Giving their daughter Carly up for adoption was one of the hardest things to do. That moment made the couple TV favorites. A lot of people were rooting for them because although all the odds were against them in life, thier love was able to sustained as such a young age. They are now new parents again, to eight-month-old daughter Nova Reign, who's being pulled in the wagon by one of Lowell's bridesmaid's.
The couple exchanged vowels in front of 154 guest that included their Teen Mom costars Amber Portwood with her fiancé, Matt Baier, Maci Bookout and fiancé Taylor McKinney. Bookout son, Bentley and their new baby girl, Jayde also attended the wedding.
First dance with her father.
Family picture. Such an incredible story of love. Although young, their lovestory is one for the books. I am glad that the happy ending to their incredible journey did happebed after all. Congratulations you two. Wishing you both nothing but the best. May God continue to bless your union.
'It Takes A Village To Raise A Child': Tennessee Town Residents Helps Girl Celebrate Her Birthday After Her Friends Are A No Show To Her Party
When Lauren Sassmannshausen planned her five-year-old daughter Taliyah Sassmannshausen birthday, she had love and happiness in her heart for her babygirl big day, but she did not know that the outpouring of love would come from outsiders. She send out invitations and over 30 friends RSVP to attend Taliyah's Birthday celebration. When the big day arrived, only a few adults showed up, leaving Taliyah heartbroken, while asking her mother what happened to her friends and if they were coming. Without any answers to give to her daughter, she reached out to social media and posted the message below:
"Does anyone have any kids that want to come over and celebrate my daughter's birthday with us? Not one person has shown up except a few adults and she keeps asking me where her friends are," Laura posted on the closed group. "It is seriously breaking my heart, we have PLENTY of food and drinks. We don't care about presents, she just wants friends."
Soon after that message, her yard was filled with people celebrating her daughter's birthday. News outlets, major magazines and blogs quickly picked up the story and posted about it. She later released the statement below thanking everyone who came out to support.
With all the happiness going on in Lauren's life and her gratitude to those that made her daughter day speacial, in came the doubters on her Facebook page, leaving comments that she was seeking attention. She quickly responded with the message below.
Lauren, I am happy for you. There will always be people that question your motive in life period. There will always be those who doesn't support you, choose to focus on the positives and those who supported your family by placing a major smile on your daughters face. Don't allow those who have negative things to say ruined this moment for you and your family. We're all glad that she had an amazing time. Happy Birthday Taliyah.
Providing daily updates in the world of entertainment, fashion and world news is what Ms. Vina D.com is all about. The Blog page is celebrity news driven, but it is always amazing to take a step back and support local or unknown artists to some, who are following their hearts and making their dreams reality. It is always wonderful when a person decides to walk in their purpose no matter how uncomfortable the road might be in the beginning, they stay steadfast, knowing that hard work, perseverance and dedication will always payoff in the end. One artist who has continued to do this no matter the obstacles, is Rey Royale.
Born Reynaldo Gilmore in Boston MA and now goes by his stage name, Rey Royale, his love for music started at a very young age. Royale lists Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, David Ruffin, and Michael Jackson as a few of his inspirations for his passion for music. While perfecting his craft by listening to those legends listed above, Royale continued to pay close attention to new music and R & B artist to come. Boyz II Men, Dru Hill, H-Town, and Jodeci, were soon added to his list of influential artists. Witnessing the power of brotherhood and success of those groups mentioned, led Royale and a close friend to start a group called 617 at the time. They were opening acts for The Temptations, Donell Jones, Boyz II Men, and many more. A group name change, record deals and the opportunity to tour with singer Keyshia Cole came later and provided an amazing platform and experience for Royale. The group was also featured on the song “Superstar” from Cole’s platinum-selling debut album, The Way It Is. They went on to work with more artist and like many groups, parted ways in 2008. With years of exeprience under his belt, Royale drive continued.
With a smile that lights up a room and listing his musical style as, Rhythm and Blues, Royale is not slowing down anytime soon.
He has continued to make his name known seizing every opportunity. Performing on Apollo Live, in front of legendary mucians and judges, Doug E Fresh and receiving rave reviwes from a founding member Michael Bivins from the group New Edition, also from Boston, brought things full circle. Seizing the moment in those clips above and receiving a standing ovation from the crowd as well, further validated Royale's move in the right direction.
He has continued to released new music and performing, while making his presence known in a industry where being different is not easily accepted.
His amazing style sense, being able to transitioned effortlessly from a suit and tie, to relaxing in a fitted, while managing to keep who is as a person present at all time, sets him apart. Enjoy music from Royale below and support his movement, by clicking here and visiting his website for shows date, music purchases and more.
Congratulations on all your success and more to come. Continue to strive for greatness. Perseverance is the key to success. Keep pushing forward and continue to walk in your purpose.
'Vina Love's' Of The Week: Congratulations To Kargou Langar & Massa Langar May Your Marriage Be Filled With Everlasting Love
Live, Love, Laugh Because Laughter Is Healing: A positive outlook on life, is how I live. Everything in my life is peaceful. My friends, surroundings, my purpose and my life in general. I love being happy and being grateful for life because others didn't have the opportunity to open two gifts (their eyes), so although life might not seem great, at times, I am grateful that I have life because with life, we all have countless opportunities to make our dreams reality. This attitude of gratitude in my life and the love for positive energy, led me to notice a Facebook friend, Kargou Langar status updates in my feed. Although I do not know him personally, his positive and amazing status updates of his appreciation for his now wife Massa Langar, is admirable. Although their love story isn't one of all roses, I decided to honor them today, by congratulating them on their recent marriage and posting some of my favorite status updates from their Facebook pages and also images from the wedding festivities below. Fun fact, our event planning company, Louga International Bridal, handled all Floral arrangements, hall and church decorations for the wedding. I had no clue at the time, that we were handling their wedding (small world). Join me as we celebrate their love. Congratulations on being the first couple to make our new segment "Vina Love's of The Week."
A few of their Facebook status updates that made this couple our first Vina Love's of the week.
Love: Read below what Kargou posted about his wife on their amazing wedding day. I decided to upload his post, instead of writing what he wrote, because Mr. Langar status updates about his wife inspired this article, so it is only fitting to share that. Floral arrangements by: Louga International Bridal.
Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Langar: Bridal Bouquet, by: Louga International Bridal.
Mrs. Langar beautiful Look for the cookout after her amazing wedding.
Bridal shower images on the right and after wedding festivities images on the left, in the white and gold.
Becoming His Wife: The walk down the aisle to be joined with her husband. Floral arrangements by: Louga International Bridal. Congratulations again Massa and Kargou Langar. Wishing you both the best. Continue to inspire others. God Bless. View more images in the gallery below. All images posted, belongs to the Langars.
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