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Bear Mountain (Hudson Highlands)

Bear Mountain is one of the best-known peaks of New York's Hudson Highlands. Located in Orange County in the town of Highlands and in Rockland County in the town of Stony Point, it lends its name to the nearby Bear Mountain Bridge and Bear Mountain State Park that contains it, its summit, accessible by a paved road, has several roadside viewpoints, a picnic area and an observatory, the Perkins Memorial Tower. It is crossed by several hiking trails as well, including the oldest section of the Appalachian Trail; as of 2015, the AT across Bear Mountain is continuing to be improved by the New York–New Jersey Trail Conference to minimize erosion and improve accessibility and sustainability as part of a project to rebuild and realign the trail that began in 2006. The steep eastern face of the mountain overlooks the Hudson River; the eastern side of the mountain consists of a pile of massive boulders the size of houses, that culminate in a 50-foot cliff face at the 1,000-foot level. A direct scramble from the shore of Hessian Lake to Perkins Memorial Drive on the summit requires a gain of about 1,000 feet in 0.8 miles.

From the summit, one can see as far as Manhattan, the monument on High Point in New Jersey. Bear Mountain was known as "Bear Hill" and "Bread Tray Mountain". Franklin D. Roosevelt's paralytic illness developed in the summer of 1921, two weeks after he visited a Boy Scout camp at Hessian Lake on the eastern edge of Bear Mountain, it is possible. Bear Mountain was once the premier ski jumping site in the United States; because of its notoriety as a ski jumping location, Bear Mountain was considered as a possible site for the 1932 Winter Olympics, which were held in Lake Placid, New York. The ski jump run has not been used in decades, its stone steps built into the eastern side of the mountain are now crumbling. During World War II, the Brooklyn Dodgers held their spring training here. Http://www.nynjtc.org/park/bear-mountain http://www.nynjtc.org/park/harriman-bear-mountain-state-park

Georges-Simon Serullas

Georges-Simon Serullas was a professor of pharmacy notable for being the first to publish a work on Iodoform, an early antiseptic and disinfectant. He was a head pharmacist at the hospital of Val-de-Grâce, he was one of the first researchers to draw attention to the haloform reaction. In 1822, Serullas added potassium metal to a solution of iodine in ethanol and water to form potassium formate and iodoform, called in the language of that time hydroiodide of carbon, used as an antiseptic, he is buried in the Père Lachaise Cemetery. Observations physico-chimiques sur les alliages du du sodium avec d'autrs métaux. Antimoine arsenical dans le commerce. Metz, September 1820. Second mémoire sur les alliages du potassium et sur l’existence de l’arsenic dans les préparations antimoniales usitées en médecine. Metz, May 1821

Karin Prinsloo (karateka)

Karin Prinsloo is a South African karateka, gold medal winner of the 6th World Games in the under 60 kg Kumite category and Karate instructor based in Durban, South Africa, now hailing from Perth, Australia. She is listed among the top 100 Karate competitors of all time; the World Games are an international multi-sport event first held in 1981 and organised and governed by the International World Games Association under the International Olympic Committee. The World Games are for sports; the 6th World Games were held in 2001 in Japan. Selection for the World Games involves either being placed within the top 8 sports persons in the world in a sport or winning the continental games. In Prinsloo's case she won the All-Africa Games. Prinsloo was the only South African representative of the sport of Karate to attend the 6th World Games. In 2009 she was part of the national coaching staff for Team South Africa at the Commonwealth Karate Championships as well as in 2010 at the UFAK Africa Championships and Cape Town.

On 25 October 2008, Prinsloo graded to 6th Dan in the Japan Karate Association. She was graded by Stan Schmidt. In September 2015 she was graded by the Japan Karate Federation as a Level C Judge, Level D Examiner and Level C Instructor. Prinsloo represented JKA South Africa at the following international JKA events: 1992: The 4th Shoto Cup, Japan: Ladies Open Kata, last 8 competitors. 1994: The 5th Shoto Cup, Philadelphia, USA. 1998: The 7th Shoto Cup, France: Ladies Individual kata, Bronze Medal 1999: Female World Cup, Sainte-Maxime, France: Gold medal - ladies kumite under 60kg 2004: The 9th Shoto Cup, Japan: Silver - Team kumite, Bronze - Team kata 2006: 10th Funakoshi Gichin Cup World Karate-do Championship, Australia: Silver - Team kata,Bronze - Team kumite 2008: Commonwealth Karate Championships, Scotland: Bronze - individual ladies kumite under 60kg, Silver - ladies team kumitePrinsloo represented South Africa at the following WKF World Championships: 1994: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 1996: Sun City, South Africa 1998: Munich, Germany 2002: Madrid, SpainOther achievements: 1995: Harare, Zimbabwe: Silver medal ladies kata 1999: Johannesburg, South Africa: Gold - ladies kumite under 60kg, Gold - ladies team kata, Bronze - ladies kata 2003: Abuja, Nigeria: Silver - ladies kata, Silver - ladies under 60kg kumite, Silver - ladies team kumite, Gold - ladies open kumiteIn the period 1991 to 2008, within South Africa Prinsloo has been SA JKA female open kata champion 12 times and open kumite champion 7 times and been ranked number one in open kata and kumite under 60kgs more than 10 times.

In 2010, she attended the 14th WKF Africa Seniors Karate Championships in Cape Town, South Africa and the 1st JKA Africa Championships in Johannesburg in 2015. Tekki Shodan – Kata & BunkaiShotokan Kata – Karin Prinsloo on YouTube Heian Godan – Important Points and Bunkai by Karin Prinsloo on YouTube Children Karate Warm Ups on YouTube Prinsloo was born in Klerksdorp and grew up in Heidelberg, South Africa, she started training in Karate in 1982. She studied at Rand Afrikaans University and obtained a B. Com with major in Human Movement Studies, she followed that with a B. Com Hons from RAU. While at RAU she was awarded Sports Woman of the Year in 1992, 1994 and 1995. In 1997 Prinsloo took ownership of a Karate school called Pinetown JKA Karate and in 2000 established Pinetown JKA Karate Institute. In 2018 Dylan Powell became head instructor at Pinetown JKA. Prinsloo would still like to win a medal at the Karate World Championships. Prinsloo is active on Facebook with a blog entitled Karin Prinsloo - Karate Blog - For the Love of Karate.

She is married with two children. In 2019 Prinsloo emigrated to Australia. List of karateka Karate at the World Games World Karate Federation Stan Schmidt Pinetown JKA Karate Institute World Karate Federation Karin Prinsloo on Facebook Karin Prinsloo on Pinterest SA JKA Karate on RuClips