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Chitina, Alaska

'Chitina is a census-designated place in Valdez-Cordova Census Area, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 126, up from 123 in 2000. Chitina is located on the west bank of the Copper River at its confluence with the Chitina River on the Edgerton Highway, junction with the McCarthy Road, it is 106 km southeast of Glennallen. It is outside the western boundary of the Wrangell - Preserve. In 1945, work had begun to convert the CR&NW railroad line, from Cordova to Kennicott, into a highway, but work halted with the 1964 Good Friday earthquake, leaving a significant gap between Chitina and the Million Dollar Bridge near Cordova; the rail route from Chitina to Kennicott is the McCarthy Road. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 95.8 square miles, of which, 84.6 square miles of it is land and 11.1 square miles of it is water. Chitina has a continental subarctic climate. Chitina first appeared on the 1920 U. S. Census as an unincorporated village, it was made a census-designated place in 1980.

As of the census of 2000, there were 123 people, 52 households, 30 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1.5 people per square mile. There were 54 housing units at an average density of 0.6/sq mi. The racial makeup of the CDP was 51.22% White, 33.33% Alaskan Native, 15.45% from two or more races. There were 52 households out of which 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.3% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 42.3% were non-families. 36.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.07. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 30.9% from 45 to 64, 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $26,000, the median income for a family was $28,750. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $17,500 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $10,835. There were 3.3% of families and 12.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 15.4% of those over 64. Athabascans have lived in the area around Chitina for centuries as evidenced by the archaeological sites south and east of Chitina. Before 1900, Chitina was the site of large village whose population was decimated by the influx of people and conflicts. Copper ore was discovered in about 1900 along the northern edge of the Chitina River valley; this brought a rush of homesteaders to the area. Stephen Birch homesteaded the site in 1908; the Copper River and Northwestern Railway enabled Chitina to develop into a thriving community by 1914. It had a general store, a clothing store, a meat market, stables, a tinsmith, five hotels, several rooming houses, a pool hall, restaurants, dance halls and a movie theater.

The mines closed in 1938 and the remaining support activities moved to what is now the Glennallen area. Chitina became a virtual ghost town. Otto Adrian Nelson, a surveying engineer for the Kennecott Mines bought up much of the town, he built a unique hydroelectric system. He supplied much of the town center with hot and cold running water. Current activity in Chitina revolves around the dipnet fishing for salmon. Alaskans are allowed to dip a large number of salmon during their spawning runs and Chitina is an accessible and popular place for this activity. In late 1977, jeweler Art Koeninger purchased the "Chitina Tin Shop" with the intention of turning it into a residence. In 1979, the site known as "Fred's Place" and "Schaupp's," was placed on the National Register of Historic Places and has won two historic preservation grants, it houses the Spirit Mountain Artworks

Talk Dirty to Me (film)

Talk Dirty to Me is a 1980 pornographic film written and directed by Anthony Spinelli and starring Jesie St. James, John Leslie, Richard Pacheco, Juliet Anderson, Sharon Kane. Spinelli plays the role of "Herbie"; the film is considered one of the seminal films of the latter part of the Golden Age of Porn. The film was followed by more than a dozen sequels into the 2000s, though beyond the first five films, relevance to the original film and Leslie's character disappears. One sequel, Talk Dirty to Me Part III, is notable for featuring an early role by Traci Lords. A self-proclaimed ladies' man brags to his somewhat dense buddy that he can seduce any woman he wants to. To prove it, he sets his sights on a beautiful blonde that they have both met. Jesie St. James as Marlene John Leslie as Jack Richard Pacheco as Lenny Juliet Anderson as Helen Sharon Kane as Rose Talk Dirty to Me won several awards, including four AFAA Awards in the categories of "Best Film", "Best Actor", "Best Supporting Actor" and "Best Editing".

And four Critics' Adult Film Award, in the categories of "Best Movie", "Best Director", "Best Actor" and "Best Supporting Actor". Roger Feelbert from Pornonomy gave the film a B rating. Talk Dirty to Me generated; the film stars John Leslie and Richard Pacheco, playing their characters Jack and Lenny and was directed by Spinnelli. Talk Dirty to Me on IMDb

Women's football in Brazil

Women's football is not as popular in Brazil as men's football, although it has increased in popularity in the 2000s. Due to strong and continuing social stigma, Brazilian society only minimally supports women's football. There is a sexist belief, it was illegal for women to play football in Brazil from 1941 to 1979. The country lacks a national women's league, runs only state competitions because there is limited financial interest and support; the national league Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol Feminino was cancelled. The Copa do Brasil de Futebol Feminino was first played in 2007. Brazilian clubs won all editions of the Copa Libertadores Femenina; the best players, such as Marta and Cristiane, were accidentally discovered and directly invited to play on the Brazil national team. In recent years, the national team contested the World Cup finals and Olympics gold medals, increasing the popularity of TV broadcasts of those tournaments. However, this was not sufficient to stimulate the footballing culture among women who prefer to support men's football over women's.

Brazil has developed a major rivalry with the United States women's national soccer team. In 2014 FIFA World Cup held in their nation, Brazilian men's team had made a serious disappointment after only gaining fourth place; this created a huge supports for the women's team with hopes that they could gain the title in the women's tournament of 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Football in Brazil Brazil women's national football team

Climbing injuries

Injuries in rock climbing may occur due to falls, or due to overuse. Injuries due to falls are uncommon; such injuries are no worse than torn calluses, cuts and bruises. However, overuse symptoms, if ignored, may lead to permanent damage; the climbers most prone to injuries are intermediate to expert within lead bouldering. In terms of overuse injuries a British study found that: 40% occurred in the fingers 16% in the shoulders 12% in the elbows 5% in the knees 5% in the back 4% in the wristsOne injury that tend to be common among climbers is Carpal tunnel syndrome, it is found in about 25% of climbers. 604 injured rock climbers were prospectively evaluated from January 1998 to December 2001, due to the rapid growth of new complex finger trauma in the mid-1980s. Of the most frequent injuries, three out of four were related to the fingers: pulley injuries accounted for 20%, tendovaginitis for 7%, joint capsular damage for 6.1%. Damage to the flexor tendon pulleys that encircle and support the tendons that cross the finger joints is the most common finger injury within the sport.

The main culprit for pulley related injuries is the common crimp grip in the closed position. The crimp grip requires a near ninety-degree flexion of the middle finger joint, which produces a tremendous force load on the A2 pulley. Injuries to the A2 pulley can range from microscopic to partial tears and, in the worst case, complete ruptures; some climbers report hearing a pop, which might be a sign of a significant tear or complete rupture, during an heavy move. Small partial tears, or inflammation can occur over the course of several sessions. Grade I – Sprain of the finger ligaments, pain locally at the pulley, pain when squeezing or climbing. Grade II – Partial rupture of the pulley tendon. Pain locally at the pulley, pain when squeezing or climbing, possible pain while extending your finger. Grade III – Complete rupture of the pulley, causing bowstringing of the tendon. Symptoms can include: Pain locally at the pulley, may feel/hear a'pop' or'crack', swelling and possible bruising, pain when squeezing or climbing, pain when extending your finger, pain with resisted flexion of the finger.

Stress fractures Collateral ligament injuries Shoulder related injuries include rotator cuff tear, strain or tendinitis, biceps tendinitis and SLAP lesion. Tennis elbow is a common elbow injury among climbers. Climbers develop calluses on their fingers from regular contact with the rock and the rope; when calluses split open they expose a raw layer of skin that can be painful. This type of injury is referred to as a flapper; the use of magnesium carbonate for better grip dries out the skin and can lead to cracked and damaged hands There are a number of skincare products available for climbers that help to treat calluses, moisturise dry hands and reduce recovery time. "Any finger injury, sustained by a young adolescent should be seen by a physician and have x-rays performed. These skeletally immature athletes are susceptible to developing debilitating joint arthritis in adulthood." Related topics Carpal tunnel syndrome Climber's finger Golfer's elbow Repetitive strain injury Radial tunnel syndrome Tennis elbow Lists and glossaries List of climbing topics Climbing terminology Climbing command


Hälleforsnäs is a locality situated in Flen Municipality, Södermanland County, Sweden with 1,585 inhabitants in 2010. A little village in the municipality of Flen. Centrally situated 32 km from Eskilstuna and 40 km from Katrineholm; this village, 150 km from Stockholm has been a hive of industry until the beginning of the 1990s when the foundry that the village was built around was closed after 350 years. Nowadays the Foundry is a cultural centre and once again a hive of activity; the foundry began as a cannon workshop, cannons were made and exported from here to the Swedish army in Europe. In the beginning of the 20th century the foundry started going over to civil production, making radiators and stoves. Between 1920 and 1980 the main products were other plumbing accessories. During their high life in the sixties there were over 1000 employees at the foundry and a few hundred people employed with subsidirial work round and about the foundry. In the eighties the foundry was purchased by Electrolux, production switched to producing plates for cookers until they closed in 1990 and the foundry was taken over by some of the employees.

The area around the foundry is today still lively, but not the way it was when the foundry was the centre of the village. Today: The foundry is a centre for artists in the area and Hälleforsnäs has become a cultural centre for the whole of Sörmland. There is a outlet for lager 157, during the summer months a gardening shop is open. There is a Cheese making company Jurss Dairy English site about Hälleforsnäs

HMS Theseus (1892)

HMS Theseus was an Edgar-class protected cruiser of the Royal Navy. The Edgars were similar but smaller versions of the Blake class. Theseus was launched at Leamouth, London in 1892 and commissioned on 14 January 1896. Upon commission in 1896, Theseus was part of the Special Flying Squadron, formed in response to a war scare with Germany, following which she was posted to the Mediterranean Fleet. In January 1897 Theseus was ordered from the Mediterranean to join Rear Admiral Sir Harry Rawson's fleet, sent to West Africa for a punitive expedition against Benin; the force was assembled off the coast of Benin by 3 February, with landings taking place on 9 February. Benin City was captured on 18 February and the force re-embarked on the ships of the fleet on 27 February; the ship's crew suffered badly from Malaria as a result of her service during the Benin expedition, when Theseus was refitted at Chatham that year she required a thorough disinfection. Captain Vernon Archibald Tisdall was in command from January 1899.

She served in the Mediterranean until late April 1902, when she left Malta homebound to pay off, arriving at Plymouth on 6 May, Chatham three days later. She was paid off into the Medway Fleet Reserve on 28 May 1902, she was a tender ship to Cambridge from 1905 to 1913. In February 1913, Theseus joined the Queenstown Training Squadron; when war broke out in 1914, Theseus joined the 10th Cruiser Squadron. In late August Russian forces in the Baltic captured copies of the German Navy codebook and Theseus was dispatched from Scapa Flow to Alexandrovosk in order to collect the copies offered to the British. Although she arrived on 7 September, due to mixups she did not depart until 30 September and returned to Scapa with two Russian couriers and the documents on 10 October; the books were formally handed over to the First Lord, Winston Churchill, on 13 October, subsequently exploited by the cryptanalysts of Room 40. Theseus rejoined 10th Cruiser Squadron, which on 15 October was on patrol off Aberdeen, deployed in line abreast at intervals of about 10 nautical miles.

Theseus was unsuccessfully attacked by the German submarine U-17. The flotilla was ordered to proceed at full speed to the northwest in response to this attack, but no response to the order was heard from Theseus's sister ship Hawke. Hawke had been torpedoed by the German submarine U-9 several hours earlier and had capsized and sank out of sight of the rest of the flotilla. Just 70 of Hawke's 594 crew survived. Theseus was rearmed, along with bulges to her hull, which were added to enable her to take part in the Dardanelles Campaign. In 1916 she was deployed to the Mediterranean and was sent to the White Sea. In 1918 she was sent to the Aegean Sea to be charged with the mundane task of being a depot ship. In 1919, Theseus had her final deployment, she was scrapped the following year in Germany. Beesly, Patrick. Room 40: British Naval Intelligence, 1914–1918. Long Acre, London: Hamish Hamilton Ltd. ISBN 0-241-10864-0. Colledge, J. J.. Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy.

London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. Roger Chesneau and Eugene M. Kolesnik, ed. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships, 1860–1905, ISBN 0-85177-133-5 Clowes, William Laird; the Royal Navy: A History from the Earliest Times to the Death of Queen Victoria. VII. London: Sampson Low and Company Ltd. "Engines of H. M. S. Theseus and Royal Arthur"; the Engineer. Vol. 77. 23 March 1894. P. 249. Massie, Robert K.. Castles of Steel: Britain and the Winning of the Great War at Sea. London: Vintage Books. ISBN 978-0-099-52378-9. Monograph No. 19: Tenth Cruiser Squadron I. Naval Staff Monographs. VII; the Naval Staff and Staff Duties Division. 1922. Pp. 5–66. "Trials of H. M. S. Theseus"; the Engineer. Vol. 76. 22 December 1893. P. 596