Directed by the first rate Fritz Lang, Scarlet Street is film noir at its finest. Utilizing the bleak coldness of black and white to its zenith, Lang paints a frigid psychological picture of some of the most reprehensible characters ever put on film. It hardly requires mention that in the nineteen forties, this windswept view on a harsh and barren existence was nearly unheard of. The story is of a lonely man, the role deftly assumed by the masterful Edward G. Robinson (The Ten Commandments), who is unhappy in his marriage and seeks solace in the arms of a prostitute. Unlike the coy floozies that earlier films had made call girls appear, Joan Bennett plays Kitty with a gritty and world-weary realism. Bennett seduces Robinson and convinces him to embezzle money to pay for her lavish lifestyle. Robinson, feeling happy for the first time in ages, agrees to step outside the bounds of ordinary society. Scarlet Street is chilling to the core, but with an artistic flair for the beauty in sorrow. The combination is breathtaking.
See the arm wrestling that went on during our band bandquet...
Three-time national champion and NCAA Hall-of-Famer UofA player and coach Jody Pruitt explains the proper throwing mechanics for a catcher. This excerpt explains the arm circle and the elbow position. From "Catching to Your Abilities" on www.GapToGapSoftball****
Snowvillage Inn in tiny Snowvillage, New Hampshire, is an inn for all seasons as welcoming in the freshness of spring and long days of summer as it is in the Currier and Ives, snowbound look of winter.
Snowvillage Inn in Snowvillage,New Hampshire, is nestled in the arms of the majestic White Mountains that offers spectacular views of the mountain range and the companionship of a big black sweet Newfoundland, Emma
Snowvillage Inn in New Hampshire inn keepers Bern and Karen Galat reclaimed an 18 room inn that captures the charm of New England
The country antiques, nooks and crannies and an old carriage barn
are pure New Hampshire delights
Hearty breakfasts and high end dinners are served in style
And Snowvillage chef offers Culinary Cooking Classes, cooking classes on weekends to spice up the seasons
Small groups of foodies prepare Tuscan specialties or Caribbean dishes like jerk pork with curried peach relish, under the watchful eye of Chef Matt
Snowvillage Inn in Snowvillage, New Hampshire is an intimate place that some say is the most romantic inn in the valley
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Dizzy dons the fruit boots and does the arm tricks while skating - even the 4 hoop double reverse. Also check out dizzy's other skate and hoop tricks- juggling hoops, leg and two arm balance etc.
Who will it be? Who will it be?!? Once again in the arms of Toji, Momo can't help but think of Kairi. As Toji pulls her closer, Momo pulls away. And they're not the only couple in trouble...
Wushu Champion Xu Xiang Dong performing one of the best Eagle claw sets I've ever seen!
Eagle Claw(Ying Zaho Quan) is a Northern Shaolin style that emphasizes the use of Chin-na (locking) techniques. The hand in the shape of the claw is used to apply pressure to an opponent's joints, veins, and pressure points, thus controlling and immobilizing him. Eagle Claw is ideal for both men and women of any size because great body strength is not required to be effective in a defensive situation. Using various hand strengthening exercises the claw is developed to have a vice-like grip and a burning sensation as if hot coals were being pressed into the opponent. Eagle Claw strength is based on finger power, finger joint power, and wrist power. Without all three the claw is ineffective. A well developed claw can control an opponent without injury, causing damage only when unavoidable. In this way Eagle Claw is a highly moral system that provides very effective self-defense without unnecessary injury to an opponent.
At the core of all Eagle Claw techniques are the principles of yin and yang. Punches and palm strikes are executed relaxed, but firm, until the end when the hand and the arm are hardened. This gives the technique a snapping action that adds power without a great need for strength. Movements are fast then slow, yielding then advancing, depending on the need of the situation and the technique to be employed. The student learns to at once be strong as a mountain, and then as yielding as a blade of grass in the wind.
The Eagle Claw system includes:
25 fist forms
over 25 weapon forms
over 25 partner forms
and the 108 locking techniques.
Forms must be practiced diligently until the movements and techniques are perfected. It's in the forms that the student unlocks the secrets of Eagle Claw. Every step and hand technique in the forms have a self-defense application. Practicing the forms also develops discipline and focus in the student, advantages that become invaluable in everyday life.
Three of the forms are considered Master forms and contain the most intricate techniques of the Eagle Claw system. These forms are:
Lin Kuen (Connected Fist)
Jui Lao Tong (Eagle Claw Drunken Set)
Fuk Fu Kuen (Control the Tiger)
The Northern Eagle Claw system is ideal for both men and women of various age groups, body types, and athletic ability. Because the system relies upon subtle re-direction of an attacker's own aggressive energy, it can be used effectively regardless of the practitioner's size or strength.
The cornerstone of Northern Eagle Claw kung fu is the set of "108 fighting techniques" adapted by General Ngok Fei from a Shaolin monk named Jow Tong. These techniques make effective use of the hand fashioned as a grasping eagle's claw (Ying Jow) to deliver devastating locks and traps (often referred to broadly as "chin na" or grappling techniques).
During the time of the Ming Dynasty, a monk named Lai Chin incorporated General Ngok Fei's fighting techniques with elements of the Faan Tzi system. Faan Tzi techniques are based upon swift, open and often acrobatic movements designed to out-maneuver and dominate an opponent. The combination of Ying Jow (eagle claw) with Faan Tzi techniques yielded the system known today as Northern Eagle Claw kung fu (Ying Jow Faan Tzi Pai).
The music tells the story of many who are in the service or have searved in the armed forces.
Betty Grable: I had the privilege of meeting this delightful lady on several occasions; Betty was the armed forces No.1 Pin-Up Girl everywhere during WW2 and brought enjoyment to millions more with her numerous musical films...
Capoeira Acrobatics is spontaneous, agile and sometimes mysterious, I remember watching countless amounts of videos, searching the world for new tricks, different movements. The more I have experimented and tried different movements the more I have come to realise three things:
1. It is always better to have an instructor who understands the movement to go through it with you.
2. You should always try and build up the necessary areas of the body that are needed for that type of movement BEFORE you attempt to do it.
3. The movement should be broken down into certain steps, and it is these steps that should be practiced seperately before putting it together.
Remember, this movement is only from what I have experienced and learnt through my journey of capoeira, you should always listen to your instructor first and follow their instruction. Many styles have many in-depth reasons for doing things a particular way, so it is always my recommendation with everything you do, to follow your instructor.
I have written down a few notes on the observations that I have found over the years of practicing them.
1. Observe how far I throw my arms back and also the amount I bend in the knees. The knees do not need to bend that much at the start of the jump, as I want to pop it up instead of push it up. The arms go back far to help build the momentum as I swing them hard and up.
2. as I come up I do not want to bend my back. Rather, I come up as high as I can and use my hips and knees that pull towards my chest to gain the rotation. The arms come up as high as possible and then I rotate them around to grab the legs.
3. I tuck the knees a little to the side so that they do not go towards my face rather over my shoulders a little. As I rotate and am coming down I try to look up and shoot my hands out forward so that I can keep my head and focus up towards the horizon instead of down towards the ground.
4. Watch the sault carefully, I split it into three stages, the jump, the rotation and the landing. I try and practice these stages separately, before I try doing it (using other exercises. When I first started the sault I had someone to help spot me using a gymnastics technique to spot. Lots of matts as well.
5. When I do it out of a round off, I try and pop out of the round off so my body is already upright and my arms are at least shoulder height if not higher, my knees hardly bend when jump off the ground and use more the ankles to pop up.
6. Backsaults are scary, and dangerous without the proper training and teacher. So pick both wisely before thinking about attempting one.
Texas Instruments OMAP35x™ processors inspire new inventive applications with unprecedented combination of high performance at handheld power levels
TI is first to ship the high-performance ARM® Cortex™-A8 core, offering a 4x performance improvement over ARM9 family cores
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Seventy-year old Steve Johnson is getting his blood pressure checked, not just on his arms, but he’s having his leg pressure checked as well because he suffers from what is known as P.A.D. EMILE R. MOHLER, M.D., director, Vascular Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System: "P.A.D. is a narrowing artery in the leg that can cause not only trouble with walking-muscle pain, discomfort – but can also double the risk of heart attack or stroke." The symptoms for P.A.D. can be different for everybody. From heavy or tired legs after exercising, to no symptoms at all. But for Mr. Johnson it was his leg pain that was too painful to ignore. STEVE JOHNSON, 70-year-old, Peripheral Artery Disease sufferer: "I would walk a block and I would get pains in my calves. Both legs, left and right, and that was one of the first symptoms and if I continued walking the pain would get greater." P.A.D. is detected by taking the blood pressure of the legs and arms. EMILE R. MOHLER, M.D., director, Vascular Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System: "The arm and leg pressure should be equal if you have a decrease in the leg pressure you have a blockage in the leg which indicates you have P.A.D." To help raise awareness, the P.A.D. coalition has launched a campaign featuring Phylicia Rashad — who has lost several family members to the disease. PHYLICIA RASHAD, actor: "I want everyone to be aware of it. Testing for P.A.D. will become a regular part of a routine visit to your doctor. Just like taking your blood pressure is a regular part of that visit." Risk factors include those over age 50 with a history of diabetes or smoking. High cholesterol or high blood pressure, and anyone over age 70.