November 12, 2007

we are OMAR

The boy's name Omar \o-mar\ is pronounced OH-mar. It is of Arabic and Hebrew origin, and its meaning is "speaker; flourishing, long-lived". Biblical: a sheik of Edom and son of Esau. Omar Khayyam (12th century) was a Persian poet, astronomer, and mathematician. Caliph Omar II made Islam an imperial power. Poet Omar Khayyam; General Omar Bradley; actor Omar Sharif.

Omar has 2 variant forms: Omarr and Omer.

For more information, see also the related name Umar.

Baby names that sound like Omar are Omari, Amir, Emir, Amer, Ammar, Amr, Amor, Omero, Jamar, Jimar, Jemar, Jomar, Omri, Umer and Ymir.

Omar is a popular male first name and a very popular surname (source: 1990 U.S. Census).
these are some of the Omars that i found on Google.
  1. Omar Al Bashir
    A top-100 list gives Omar al-Bashir too much company. In a number of ignominious post-World War II categories, Sudan's dictator ranks in the top five: most deaths as a result of war strategies (2.5 million in Darfur and southern Sudan), most people rendered homeless by scorched-earth policies (7 million), most villages burned to the ground (at least 1,500 in Darfur alone). Bashir's one goal is to maintain power. He has sown discord in Darfur with a classic divide-and-conquer strategy. As a result, interethnic conflict is tearing the region apart, and attacks on aid agencies by government and rebel militias have left a million people beyond the reach of humanitarian aid. Bashir, 63, has blocked the deployment of a larger U.N.-led peacekeeping operation that would protect Darfur's civilians.
    And yet something good may come from Bashir's bloody legacy. In universities, synagogues, churches and town halls across the U.S., Americans are writing letters and raising hell about Washington's inaction in response to Darfur. Citizen groups around the world are following suit. In a David-vs.-Goliath scenario, only the activism of ordinary people will galvanize the action necessary to stop Bashir and future war criminals.

  2. Omar Bradley
    * born in Clark, Missouri, on 12 February 1893
    * graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1915, was commissioned a second lieutenant, and assigned to the 14th Infantry, June 1915
    * married Mary Quayle, 1916 (deceased 1965)
    * performed troop duty in the west, 1915-1919
    * was promoted to first lieutenant, July 1916, to captain, May 1917, and to temporary major, June 1918
    * was on Reserve Officer Training Corps duty in Minnesota and South Dakota, 1919-1920
    * was instructor in mathematics at West Point, 1920-1924
    * reverted to grade of captain, 1920 and 1922, and was returned to major, 1922 and 1924
    * graduated from the advanced course at the Infantry School at Fort Benning, 1925
    * served in Hawaii with both the 19th and 27th Infantry, 1925-1927, and was in charge of National Guard and Reserve affairs for the Hawaiian Islands, 1927-1928
    * graduated from the Command and General Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, 1929
    * was instructor in tactics and weapons at the Infantry School, 1929-1933
    * graduated from the Army war College, 1934
    * was instructor in tactics and plans and training officer at the United States Military Academy, 1934-1938
    * was promoted to lieutenant colonel, June 1936
    * was chief of the Operations Branch, G-1, war Department headquarters, 1938-1940
    * was assistant secretary of the General Staff, 1940-1941
    * was promoted to temporary brigadier general, February 1941
    * was commandant of the Infantry School and set up the Infantry Officer Candidate Program, 1941-1942
    * was promoted to the temporary ranks of major general, February 1942, and lieutenant general, June 1943
    * successively commanded the 82d and 28th Infantry Divisions, 1942-1943
    * was personal representative in the field for the commander of the North African Theater of Operations, 1943
    * commanded II Corps in operations against Axis forces in North Africa and Sicily, 1943
    * was promoted to permanent ranks of brigadier general September 1943 and major general, September 1944
    * commanded the First Army and the 12th Army Group in the invasion and final campaigns of western Europe, 1944-1945
    * was promoted to temporary general, March 1945, a rank and date made permanent in January 1949
    * was temporary administrator of veterans affairs, 19451947
    * was chief of staff of the United States Army, 7 February 1948-16 August 1949
    * responded to the National Security Act of 1947 by initiating a study of Army organization that led to appointment of a vice chief of staff and two deputies and to consolidation of technical services under the director of logistics, administrative services under the director of personnel and administration and financial and management functions under the comptroller of the Army
    * was the first chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 16 August 1949-16 August 1953. was promoted to General of the Army, September 1950
    * was first chairman of the Military Staff Committee of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, 1949-1950
    * married Esther Dora Buhler, 1966 while attending an Army Association meeting in New York City, died on 8 April 1981.

  3. Omar Epps
    Age: 33
    Status: Married to singer Keisha Spivey
    See Him On: FOX'S House
    Why He's Sexy: He's generous. Very generous. "I like catching [my wife] off guard. Last year for her birthday I gave her a five-figure shopping spree."
    Born Omar Hashim Epps in Brooklyn, New York, on May 16, 1973, Epps was raised by his mother, an elementary school principal. He nurtured his interest in acting at both the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and the New York High School for the Performing Arts. After his breakthrough in Juice, Epps ran the risk of being typecast, playing athletes in a series of films. However, his performances were consistently solid, and he earned particular acclaim for his portrayal of a young man attending college on an athletic scholarship in John Singleton's Higher Learning (1995). Around this same time, Epps also excelled in a brief recurring role as an emotionally stressed intern on E.R.; he would later identify that role as the one that made it possible for audiences to finally put a name to his face. Omar has starred in two HBO Original movies, First-Time Felon, directed by Charles Roc Dutton, and Deadly Voyage, produced by Danny Glover. In First-Time Felon, Omar plays Greg Yance, a street-wise drug dealer and gang member in Chicago. Following his conviction, Yance is given the choice to remain in prison or finish his time in boot camp. Choosing boot camp, he quickly realizes that his sense of courage and desire to succeed will allow him to triumph. In Deadly Voyage, Epps stars as Kingsley Ofusu, the sole survivor of a group of nine African stowaways who fled Ghana on a Ukraine cargo ship. John J. O'Connor of The New York Times noted that Epps played superbly in the lead role as Ofusu, whom he was honored to meet prior to filming. Both are based on true stories.
    Epps also portrayed Dr. Dennis Gant on the Emmy Award-winning drama ER As a surgical resident, he teamed up with Dr. Carter (Noah Wyle) and Dr. Benton (Eriq La Salle). In one of the most talked-about departures, Omar left audiences wondering whether his character committed suicide or not. No stranger to the big screen, Epps has appeared in lead roles in feature films such as The Wood, In Too Deep, John Singleton's Higher Learning, Juice and Daybreak. His supporting roles include Breakfast of Champions, opposite Bruce Willis and Nick Nolte, Major League 2, opposite Charlie Sheen, and The Program, with Craig Sheffer. Omar was also seen in Hollywood's best-kept secret, Scream 2, The Mod Squad, with Claire Danes, DK2 and Love and Basketball. He was also seen in Takeshi Kitano's Brother, the story of a displaced Yakuza gangster (Kitano) who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a black hustler (Epps). Together they embark on a violent struggle to take over the drug turf of East LA. He was recently seen in Barry Sonnenfeld's Big Trouble, in which he played an FBI agent, starring alongside Tim Allen, Rene Russo, Tom Sizemore and Jason Lee.

  4. Omar Ghattas
    Omar Ghattas is the John A. and Katherine G. Jackson Chair in Computational Geosciences and Professor of Geological Sciences and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin; Research Professor in the Institute for Geophysics; Director of the Center for Computational Geosciences in the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences; Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Computer Sciences (by courtesy); and Chief Applications Scientist for Ranger, the NSF Track 2 supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center. Prior to September 2005, he was a professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his BS, MS, and PhD from Duke University in
    1984, 1986, and 1988, respectively. He has been a visiting professor at the Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering (ICASE) at NASA-Langley Research Center, the Center for Applied Scientific Computing (CASC) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the Computer Science Research Institute (CSRI) at Sandia National Laboratories.
    Dr. Ghattas has general research interests in large-scale forward and inverse modeling and simulation on parallel supercomputers. His specific research focuses on optimization, parameter estimation, and uncertainty quantification for problems in the geological, mechanical, and biomedical engineering sciences. He received the 1998 Allen Newell Medal for Research Excellence, the 2003 Gordon Bell Prize for Special Accomplishment in Supercomputing, the 2004/2005 CMU College of Engineering Outstanding Research Prize, and the SC2006 HPC Analytics Challenge Award, with members of the Quake research project at CMU. His paper on inverse wave propagation with former students
    V. Akcelik and G. Biros received the SC2002 Best Technical Paper award.

  5. Omar Khayyam
    Ghiyās od-Dīn Abul-Fatah Omār ibn Ibrāhīm Khayyām Nishābūrī (Persian: غیاث الدین ابو الفتح عمر بن ابراهیم خیام نیشابوری) or Omar Khayyam (Nishapur, Persia, May 18, 1048 – December 4, 1131) was a Persian poet, mathematician, philosopher and astronomer who lived in Persia. His name is also given as Omar al-Khayyami[1].
    He is best known for his poetry, and outside Iran, for the quatrains (rubaiyaas) in Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, popularized through Edward Fitzgerald's re-created translation. His substantial mathematical contributions include his Treatise on Demonstration of Problems of Algebra, which gives a geometric method for solving cubic equations by intersecting a hyperbola with a circle[2]. He also contributed to calendar reform and may have proposed a heliocentric theory well before Copernicus.

  6. Omar Koury
    Writer: A Few Good Arabs (short promo) (2006); Actor: "Recruiter" in A Few Good Arabs (short promo) (2006), "He" in Significant Romance in Compressed Time (2004), "Omar" in Browntown (2003), "Dr. Brown" in Live! With Pascale and Chantal (2003), Sajjil (2003)
    Omar returns to the NYAACF this year as a co-writer and actor. He has been actively involved with the festival since it’s inception in 2003 with various roles to include the award winning play Browntown, which later played at the Lucille Lortel Theater for the 2004 New York International Fringe Festival. He was recently featured in Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom at Washington DC’s Studio Theater and is also a founding member of Nibras, an Arab American Theater Collective. Omar’s television sketch comedy work includes appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Late Show with David Letterman. Other credits include recurring roles on All My Children and One Life to Live. Film credits include Devil’s Advocate and Jesus’ Son.

  7. Omar Martinez
    23-year old Omar Martinez , Mr. Puerto Rico, will represent the island in this year's Mister Continentes del Mundo 2005 competition. The event features male models between the ages of 17 and 25. The competition will occur on June 25 in Lima.

  8. Omar Metwally
    Omar Metwally has been a participant in the first two New York Arab-American Comedy Festivals, as an actor and then as the director of With Love From Ramallah. As an actor he was seen most recently off-Broadway as "Aram" in Beast on the Moon.
    Omar received a Tony Award nomination for his work in Sixteen Wounded (Best Actor: Featured Role-Play), and has appeared at theaters around the country, as well as with many fine companies here in New York. Film/TV credits include The Unit, Nash Bridges, and Life on the Ledge, among others. He recently completed work on a role in Steven Spielberg's latest film.

  9. Omar Minaya
    Teodoro Antonio Minaya y Sanchez nickname O (born November 10, 1958), best known as Omar Minaya, is a baseball executive who is currently the general manager of the New York Mets. The first Hispanic to hold a general manager position in Major League Baseball, Minaya is known for aggressive management of player trades and free agent signings.
    Born in the Dominican Republic, he moved to Elmhurst, in Queens, New York City at the age of eight.[1] A star baseball player at Newtown High School in Elmhurst, Minaya had a short-lived career in the minor leagues as well as stints in leagues in both the Dominican Republic and Italy. After injuries ended his playing career, Minaya joined the Texas Rangers' scouting team in 1985, where he helped in the signing of players such as Sammy Sosa and Juan González.
    In the mid-1990s, Minaya left Texas and returned home to join the staff of the New York Mets, working his way to Assistant General Manager behind Steve Phillips and being partly responsible for that team's late-1990s success. Minaya would leave the Mets in early 2002 when he joined the Montréal Expos as General Manager.

  10. Omar Narvaez
    Omar Andres Narvaez (born July 10, 1975 in Trelew, Chubut, Argentina) is a southpaw professional boxer in the flyweight (112 lb) division.
    He won the gold medal at the 1999 Pan American Games.
    His record is 24-0-2 (15 KOs). He is the current WBO world flyweight champion. In 2007 he defeated Olympic champ Brahim Asloum in France.

  11. Omar Ricks
    actor, The Shield

  12. Omar Sharif
    Omar Sharif also known as Omar El-Sharif (born April 10, 1932) is an Egyptian born actor who has starred in several Hollywood films. He graduated from Cairo's Victory College with a math and physics major. At start he worked with his father in the lumber business. In 1953 he started his acting career. He married the Egyptian star Faten Hamama which rocketed his popularity in the Arab World. The marriage ended in 1974. His first English language film was Lawrence of Arabia in 1962.
    He appeared in (English language films):
    * Hidalgo (2003)
    * The 13th Warrior (1999)
    * Lie Down With Lions (1999)
    * The Mysteries of Egypt (1998)
    * Funny Girl/Funny Lady (1997)
    * Heaven Before I Die (1997)
    * Lebanon - Imprisoned Splendour (1997)
    * The Possessed (1996)
    * Catherine the Great (1995)
    * Beyond Justice (1992)
    * Grand Larceny (1992)
    * Memories of Midnight (1991)
    * The Baltimore Bullet (1990)
    * The Opium Connection (1990)
    * Ashanti: Land of No Mercy (1989)
    * Peter the Great (1986)
    * Top Secret (1984)
    * Green Ice (1981)
    * Oh! Heavenly Dog (1980)
    * Pleasure Palace (1980)
    * Bloodline (1979)
    * S-H-E (1979)
    * Crime and Passion (1975)
    * Funny Lady (1975)
    * Juggernaut (1974)
    * The Tamarind Seed (1974)
    * The Horsemen (1971)
    * The Last Valley (1971)
    * Mackenna's Gold (1969)
    * Funny Girl (1968)
    * Mayerling (1968)
    * Night of the Generals (1967)
    * Doctor Zhivago (1965)
    * The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1965)
    * Behold a Pale Horse (1964)
    * The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
    * Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    Sharif is also one of the world's best known contract bridge players. He writes a regular bridge column for newspaper syndication, and there is even a bridge computer game and tutorial that carries his name.

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