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Every day, millions of people go to work -- whether it is an office, a laboratory, an athletic field or a music studio -- but only a few rise to the top. The TIME 100 recognizes the world's most influential people in business, art, politics, science and other fields, men and women who have made a major impact on society, for better or worse. smile.gif

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Leaders and Revolutionaries

TIME magazine's 20 selections in its "Leaders and Revolutionaries" category have been on the front lines, figuratively and sometimes literally, in many of today's most difficult, dangerous and significant conflicts and issues. Day in and day out, they shape the news, for better or worse, with their words and actions.


The selections include:

? Lt. Gen. John Abizaid

? U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan

? U.S. President George W. Bush

? Mozambican Prime Minister Luisa Diogo

? Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan

? Toshihiko Fukui

? Bill Gates (Full story)

? Chinese President Hu Jintao

? North Korean leader Kim Jong Il ( Video | Full story)

? Sen. John Kerry

? Osama bin Laden

? Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

? Pope John Paul II ( Video )

? Russian President Vladimir Putin

? U.S. National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice ( Video )

? Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani

? Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee

? Chinese Health Minister Wu Yi

? Abu Musab Zarqawi

TIME Magazine subscribers can read profiles of all the Leaders & Revolutionaries on TIME.com

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Scientists and Thinkers

Whether it is in medicine, economics, law or technology, TIME magazine's 20 picks in its "Scientists and Thinkers" category have changed the way the world operates -- and thinks -- by themselves thinking outside the box.


The selections include:

? Louise Arbour

? Niall Ferguson

? German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer

? Dr. Julie Gerberding (Full story)

? Jurgen Habermas

? Dr. Lee Jong-wook

? Eric Lander

? Bernard Lewis

? Bjorn Lomborg

? Sandra Day O'Connor ( Video )

? Steven Pinker (Full story)

? Samantha Power

? Tarik Ramadan

? Paul Ridker

? Jeffrey Sachs

? Seoul National University scientists

? Hernando de Soto

? Jill Tarter ( Video | Full story)

? Linus Torvalds

? Edward Witten

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Builders and Titans

In selecting the TIME 100, the magazine's editors searched for newsmakers who have played a critical role in shaping modern society. The 20 picks in the "Builders and Titans" category represent the best in international business, men and women who have created successful ones, championed established ones and influenced financial policy.


The selections include:

? Bernard Arnault

? Sepp Blatter

? Sergey Brin and Larry Page

? Lord John Browne

? Warren Buffett ( Video )

? Fujio Cho and Hiroshi Okuda

? Michael Dell

? Carly Fiorina

? Omar al Issawi

? Steve Jobs (Full story)

? Abigail Johnson

? Rupert Murdoch

? David Neeleman (Full story)

? Lindsay Owen-Jones

? Azim Premji

? Howard Schultz ( Video )

? Lee Scott

? Belinda Stronach

? Dr. Daniel Vasella

? Meg Whitman

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Heroes and Icons

They are sports stars, celebrities, political leaders and activists. But one characteristic each of TIME magazine's 20 picks in its "Heroes and Icons" category has in common is that, whatever they do and whatever they say, thousands around the world pay attention.


The selections include:

? Jordanian Queen Rania Abdullah ( Video )

? Arthur Agatston

? Lance Armstrong ( Video )

? David Beckham

? Bill Belichick

? John Bogle

? Bono ( Video | Full story)

? U.S. President Bill Clinton and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton

? Shirin Ebadi

? Mel Gibson

? B.K.S. Iyengar

? U.N. Special Representative Bernard Kouchner

? Aung San Suu Kyi

? Dalai Lama

? Nelson Mandela

? Yao Ming (Full story)

? Paula Radcliffe

? Arnold Schwarzenegger

? Oprah Winfrey

? Evan Wolfson

? Tiger Woods

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Artists and Entertainers

The 20 members of the TIME 100 "Artist and Entertainer" class all have distinguished themselves for their talents -- in music, movies, art, design and literature. But it is their creativity, their ability to innovate and create, that sets them apart in their fields.


The selections include:

? Ferran Adria

? Jerry Bruckheimer

? Mark Burnett ( Video | Full story)

? Katie Couric

? Simon Cowell

? John Galliano

? Frank Gehry

? Nicholas Hytner

? Peter Jackson ( Video )

? Norah Jones

? Charlie Kaufman

? Nicole Kidman

? Ken Kutaragi

? Guy Laliberte

? Hideo Nakata

? Bruce Nauman

? OutKast (Full story)

? Sean Penn

? Aishwarya Rai

? J.K. Rowling ( Video )

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But he only introduced a great lady of (FADO)

(AM?LIA RODRIGUES) In the section Artists and Entertainers.

Frankly, I would have to say that I only know about 1/3 these people...

However, these people must have done great things (or really mean things)...For those we know but not in the list, I would say almost all good people do things without watching their rank...right?

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KOKU, you are much more fast of that I.

But I well did not become to understand, I wrote that also I could be included them SR? AMALIA RODRIGUES in this topic.

When to be able I go to write on some of these notables. it has calm. wink.gif

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My first consideration on these people notables goes to :


Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people. He was born in a small village called Takster in northeastern Tibet. Born to a peasant family, His Holiness was recognized at the age of two, in accordance with Tibetan tradition, as the reincarnation of his predecessor the 13th Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lamas are the manifestations of the Bodhisattva of Compassion, who chose to reincarnate to serve the people. Dalai Lama means Ocean of Wisdom. Tibetans normally refer to His Holiness as Yeshin Norbu, the Wish-fulfilling Gem, or simply, Kundun, meaning The Presence.


Education in TibeT

He began his education at the age of six and completed the Geshe Lharampa Degree (Doctorate of Buddhist Philosophy) when he was 25. At 24, he took the preliminary examination at each of the three monastic universities: Drepung, Sera and Ganden. The final examination was held in the Jokhang, Lhasa, during the annual Monlam Festival of Prayer


Leadership Responsibilities

In 1950, at 16, His Holiness was called upon to assume full political power as Head of State and Government when Tibet was threatened by the might of China. In 1954 he went to Peking to talk with Mao Tse-Tung and other Chinese leaders, including Chou En-Lai and Deng Xiaoping. In 1956, while visiting India to attend the 2500th Buddha Jayanti, he had a series of meetings with Prime Minister Nehru and Premier Chou about deteriorating conditions in Tibet. In 1959 he was forced into exile in India after the Chinese military occupation of Tibet. Since 1960 he has resided in Dharamsala, aptly known as "Little Lhasa", the seat of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile.


Universal Responsibility

During his travels abroad, His Holiness has spoken strongly for better understanding and respect among the different faiths of the world. Towards this end, His Holiness has made numerous appearances in interfaith services, imparting the message of universal responsibility, love, compassion and kindness. "The need for simple human-to-human relationships is becoming increasingly urgent . . . Today the world is smaller and more interdependent. One nation's problems can no longer be solved by itself completely. Thus, without a sense of universal responsibility, our very survival becomes threatened. Basically, universal responsibility is feeling for other people's suffering just as we feel our own. It is the realization that even our enemy is entirely motivated by the quest for happiness. We must recognize that all beings want the same thing that we want. This is the way to achieve a true understanding, unfettered by artificial consideration."



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Mine 2? consideration goes for Mr. Who if calls Paul Hewson (BONO) Lider the one of my preferred bands U2. As I cannot live without hearing music this is without doubts very important in my life. I leave here a little of biography of BONO.



Biography: Bono

by Kevin Byrne

BIRTH NAME: Paul Hewson

(d-o-b May 10, 1960, Dublin Ireland)


ORIGIN OF NAME: Paul was originally nicknamed "Bono Vox" by his friend, Guggi, a high school cohort who stole it from a hearing aid store on O'Connell Street in Dublin. Fittingly enough, the original moniker meant "good voice" in cockeyed Latin. Paul later shortened it to Bono, which remains his name to this day.

NICKNAMES/ALTER-EGOS: The Antichrist * (see below), Alton Dalton, The Mother Teresa of Abandoned Songs, The Sonic Leprechaun, The Fly, Mirrorball Man, Mister MacPhisto

BAND ROLE: lead singer/songwriter, sometime guitarist

OTHER OCCUPATIONS/INTERESTS: Activist. Screenwriter. Orator. Amateur thespian.

MARITAL STATUS: Alison Stewart (August, 1982)

CHILDREN: Two girls (Jordan, Memphis Eve) and two boys (Elijah Bob Patricus Guggi Q, and John Abraham)


Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, Paul "Bono" Hewson is the second child of Bobby and Iris Hewson. His brother, Norman, is the oldest.




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U2 has a number of very good songs.... cool.gif


Oh! I thought you would prefer Portugese song... wink.gif

Friend Koku , I am a loving of music. in my life music is always present.

Taste to hear everything what it is good music, including the Portuguese (that they have much value) I leave some names here to search and to hear.







RUI VELOSO and many others.

But the U2 the BONO band is one of my preferred ones.

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