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Finding your love on the road ♥



love on the road

Today is a day filled with love and we don’t want to talk about transportation issues or new solutions to old problems. Today we want to give love and wish you all a happy Valentine’s day!

So, every day thousands of people are in a hurry to get to work, school or any other business. And very often in the midst of this commotion we do not notice that obviously something is happening around us! Some of our stories sound like a movie or book plot, but today we will tell you the stories of real people who met their love on the road.

Unfortunately, there is no department that would count statistics about how many people got together after meeting each other in transportation. But this is not about numbers, but about the happy couples that have met each other thanks to transportation.

According to statistics the most romantic kinds of transport are trains. One out of ten people finds love there! Every fourth person starts talking to fellow travelers. On third of hundred people that were surveyed said that they like talking to passengers while traveling. In ten of these cases people keep in touch after the trip and have longer relationships.

This is how Susan and Mark Mitchel met. Every day they were commuting to work by train from Long Island. Very often they got into the same car, sometimes their eyes met but none of them was bold enough to start talking. On October 12 Susan had a hard day at work, she didn’t get the raise and was very upset. Mitchel summoned up his courage and sat down next to her… They have had a wedding recently and are expecting their first baby.

Greg and Karen saw each other a few time at the same spot in 42nd Street, when they were hailing a cab. Greg would give Karen his taxi and she would say “thank you” and leave. This happened several times. But one day Greg came up to Karen and said “Doesn’t it look like fate that we meet each other every time on the same spot?”. And indeed, this was fate – they have been happily married for over 5 years.

Sam and Loren were taking M72 together. Quite often they saw each other on a bus. But only after they got to know each other they found out that they worked in the same company, but in different departments.

There are many more stories like this. Sometimes a look or a smile can completely change your life. Look around, maybe somebody is watching you while you are reading this article.


9-year-old genius to graduate university




Laurent Simons

(CNN) – A child prodigy from Belgium is on course to gain a bachelor’s degree at the tender age of 9.

Laurent Simons is studying electrical engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) — a tough course even for students of an average graduate age.

Described by staff as “simply extraordinary,” Laurent is on course to finish his degree in December.

He then plans to embark on a PhD program in electrical engineering while also studying for a medicine degree, his father told CNN.

His parents, Lydia and Alexander Simons, said they thought Laurent’s grandparents were exaggerating when they said he had a gift, but his teachers soon concurred.

“They noticed something very special about Laurent,” said Lydia.

Laurent was given test after test as teachers tried to work out the extent of his talents. “They told us he is like a sponge,” said Alexander.

While Laurent comes from a family of doctors, his parents have so far not received any explanation as to why their child prodigy is capable of learning so quickly.

But Lydia has her own theory.

“I ate a lot of fish during the pregnancy,” she joked.

The TUE has allowed Laurent to complete his course faster than other students.

“That is not unusual,” said Sjoerd Hulshof, education director of the TUE bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, in a statement.

“Special students that have good reasons for doing so can arrange an adjusted schedule. In much the same way we help students who participate in top sport.”

Hulshof said Laurent is “simply extraordinary” and praised the youngster.

“Laurent is the fastest student we have ever had here,” he said. “Not only is he hyper intelligent but also a very sympathetic boy.”

Laurent told CNN his favorite subject is electrical engineering and he’s also “going to study a bit of medicine.”

His progress has not gone unnoticed and he is already being sought out by prestigious universities around the world, although Laurent’s family wouldn’t be drawn on naming which of them he is considering for his PhD.

“The absorption of information is no problem for Laurent,” said his father.

“I think the focus will be on research and applying the knowledge to discover new things.”

While Laurent is evidently able to learn faster than most, his parents are being careful to let him enjoy himself too.

“We don’t want him to get too serious. He does whatever he likes,” said Alexander. “We need to find a balance between being a child and his talents.”

Laurent said he enjoys playing with his dog Sammy and playing on his phone, like many young people.

However, unlike most 9-year-olds, he has already worked out what he wants to do with his life: develop artificial organs.

In the meantime, Laurent has to finish his bachelor’s degree and choose which academic institution will play host to the next stage in his remarkable journey.

Before that, he plans on taking a vacation to Japan for an undoubtedly well-deserved break.

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New award to honor arts and activism named after Lena Horne




Lena Horne

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Gang members slam BMW into rival and his 8-year-old son in Harlem




Gang members slam BMW into rival and his 8-year-old son in Harlem

Two gangbangers aimed their BMW like a missile at a father and his 8-year-old son on a Harlem sidewalk in a horrifying incident captured by video distributed by police Thursday.

The BMW — driven by a man police believe is a member of the Gorilla Stone Bloods Gang — was zeroed in on the father, a rival gang member, said cops.

Around 3:45 p.m. Nov. 6, the boy and his father were walking on W. 112th St. by Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. when the BMW jumped the sidewalk and slammed into them both, said cops.

Father and son were both knocked through a gate.

The BMW driver then backed up — and its driver and passenger, also believed to be a gang member, jumped out of the car and ran toward the father and the son.

One of the attackers slashed the father, identified by sources as 32-year-old Brian McIntosh, who’s served prison time for robbery and bail jumping.

McIntosh and his son went to Harlem Hospital. Miraculously, the boy escaped serious harm.

McIntosh was so adamant about refusing to help police catch his attackers that the young boy’s mother had to file a police report alleging he was the victim of a crime, police sources said.

Cops released video of the attack, and ask anyone with information about the suspects to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.


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