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Curly Lambeau

Earl Louis "Curly" Lambeau was a professional American football player and coach in the National Football League. Lambeau, along with his friend and fellow Green Bay, Wisconsin native George Whitney Calhoun, founded the Green Bay Packers in 1919. From 1919 to 1929, Lambeau served as a player-coach and maintained de facto control on the day-to-day operations of the team; as a player, Lambeau lined up as a halfback, which in the early years of the NFL was the premier position. He was passer, accounting for 35 touchdowns in 77 games, he won his only NFL championship as a player in 1929. From 1919 to 1949, Lambeau was the head coach and general manager of the Packers, he led his team to over 200 wins and six NFL championships, including three straight from 1929 to 1931. He shares the distinction with rival George Halas of the Chicago Bears and Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots of coaching his team to the most NFL championships. Lambeau coached eight players who went on to be elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

With players such as quarterback Arnie Herber and split end Don Hutson, his teams revolutionized the use of the passing game in football. After a falling out with the Packers Board of Directors, Lambeau left the Packers to coach the Chicago Cardinals and Washington Redskins, each for two seasons, before retiring in 1953. For his accomplishments, Lambeau has been recognized and honored, he was named to the NFL 1920s All-Decade Team as one of the top halfbacks in the league's first decade of existence. He was an inaugural inductee to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963 and the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1970 in recognition for his role as founder and coach of the Packers. Shortly after his death in 1965, the Packers home stadium, still in use today, was renamed to Lambeau Field in his honor. Curly Lambeau was born April 1898 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, to Marcelin Lambeau and Mary LaTour. Lambeau attended Green Bay East High School, he played for the football team all four years of high school and was named captain in 1917 as a senior.

Green Bay Press-Gazette sportswriter George Whitney Calhoun noted in September 1917 that Lambeau was trying out for the University of Wisconsin freshmen football team as "one of the best gridiron prospects, turned out of a high school". However, Lambeau never ended up enrolling at Wisconsin. After graduating from high school, he worked for his father in the construction business and participated in various local football teams. In 1918, Lambeau attended the University of Notre Dame and played for legendary college coach Knute Rockne, making the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team's varsity squad; however a severe case of tonsillitis forced him to miss the 1919 spring semester. He never returned to Notre Dame. After a long recovery from tonsillitis, Lambeau went to work as a shipping clerk at the Indian Packing Company for $250 a month. Lambeau and George Whitney Calhoun founded the Green Bay Packers on August 11, 1919, after the packing company put up $500 for uniforms; that fall, the founders secured Willard "Big Bill" Ryan, former coach of Green Bay West High School, to coach the team.

The team's name was offered to Curly by his girlfriend Agnes Aylward after a pickup game. The team's naming rights were sold to the Acme Packing Company, the team remained Packers; the Packers played teams from Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. However, the success of the team in 1919 and 1920 led to its joining of the American Professional Football Association in 1921. During that season the team was owned by the Acme Packing Company and John and Emmet Clair of Chicago. Lambeau was a player-captain at first, he played for the Packers for ten seasons, including the first eight seasons after the team joined the NFL in 1921. Playing halfback in the then-popular single wing offensive formation, he was both the primary runner and passer. Lambeau threw 24 touchdown passes, rushed for eight touchdowns, caught three touchdowns in 77 games. Lambeau was the first Packer to throw a pass, throw a touchdown pass, make a field goal in Green Bay Packer franchise history, he was occasionally the team's kicker, kicking six field goals and 20 extra points.

He won his only NFL championship as a player-coach in 1929, thereafter coaching only. Lambeau coached three NFL teams over his 33-year career: the Green Bay Packers, the Chicago Cardinals, the Washington Redskins, he completed his coaching career with an official overall record of 229–134–22. Ryan left the Packers after only one season, Lambeau became player-coach. In 1921, he led the team into the American Professional Football Association, which became the NFL in 1922. After retiring as a player in 1929, he remained as head coach and general manager until 1949. For the better part of that time, he had near-complete control over the team's day-to-day operations and represented the Packers at owners' meetings. Before joining the NFL, the Packers achieved an overall 19–2–1 record in 1919 and 1920. Under Lambeau in the NFL, the Packers won six championships, he compiled an NFL regular-season record of 209–104–21 with a playoff record of 3–2, 212–106–21 overall. Lambeau is still away the winningest coach in Packers history.

His 104 losses are the most by a Packers head coach. The Pack

Law of Desire

Law of Desire or La ley del deseo is a 1987 film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Starring Eusebio Poncela as Pablo, Carmen Maura as Tina and Antonio Banderas as Antonio, it was the first film Almodóvar made independently with his own production company El Deseo. The story focuses on a complex love triangle between a trans woman. Pablo, a successful gay film director, disappointed in his relationship with his young lover, concentrates in a new project, a monologue starring his transsexual sister, Tina. Antonio, an uptight young man, falls possessively in love with the director and in his passion would stop at nothing to obtain the object of his desire; the relationship between Pablo and Antonio is at the core of the film, the story and own drama of Pablo's sister, plays a strong role in the plot. Shot in the part of 1986, Law of Desire was Almodóvar's first work centered in homosexual relationships, he considers Law of Desire the key film in his career. It follows the more serious tone set by Almodóvar's previous film, exploring the unrestrained force of desire.

Its themes are: love, gender, family and the close link between life and art. Law of Desire was met with general positive reactions from film critics, it was a hit with audiences becoming Almodóvar's most successful film up to that point, it toured many international film festival, winning the Teddy Award in Berlin and it made Almodóvar known internationally. Elements from Law of Desire grew into the basis for two films: Carmen Maura appears in a stage production of Cocteau's The Human Voice, which inspired Almodóvar's next film, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Pablo Quintero is a successful gay film and theatrical director whose latest work, The Paradigms of the Mussel, has just been released. At the opening night party, he discusses with his much younger lover, their summer plans. Pablo would stay in Madrid working on a new project, while Juan would leave for his hometown in the south to work in a bar and stay with his family. Pablo is in love with Juan, but he realizes that his love is not returned with the intensity he desires.

Pablo is close to his transsexual sister Tina, a struggling actress. Tina has been abandoned by her lesbian lover, a model, who left her in charge of her ten-year-old daughter Ada. Frustrated in her relationship with men, Tina dedicates her time to Ada, being a loving surrogate mother; the precocious Ada does not miss her cold mother. She is happier spending time with Pablo, on whom she has a childish crush. Tina and Pablo form an unusual family knit. Pablo looks after them both. For his next project, Pablo writes an adaptation of Cocteau's monologue-play The Human Voice, to be performed by his sister. At the play's opening night, Pablo meets Antonio, a young man, obsessed with the director since he watched the gay theme film The Paradigms of the Mussel. At the end of the evening they have sex. For Antonio this is his first homosexual experience. Pablo is still in love with his long-time lover Juan. Antonio takes their encounter as a relationship, he soon reveals his possessive behavior as a lover.

Antonio comes across a love letter addressed to Pablo, signed by Juan, but which in fact was written by Pablo to himself. The letter makes Antonio fall into a jealous rage, but he has to return to his native Andalusia where he lives with his domineering German mother; as he promised, Pablo sends Antonio a letter signed Laura P, the name of a character inspired by his sister in a script he is writing. In his letter, Pablo tells Antonio that he intends to join him. However, jealous and wants to get rid of Juan, gets there first. Antonio wants to possess everything that tries to have sex with Juan; when Juan rebukes his advances, Antonio throws him off a cliff. After killing his rival, Antonio heads for his hometown. Pablo becomes a suspect of the crime because the police have found in Juan's fist a piece of clothing that matches a distinctive shirt owned by Pablo. In fact, Antonio was wearing an exact replica. Pablo drives down to see his dead lover, he realizes that Antonio is responsible for the murder and confronts him about it.

They have Pablo drives off pursued by the police. Blinded by tears, he crashes his car injuring his head, he awakes in a hospital suffering from amnesia. Antonio's mother shows the police the letters her son received signed Laura P; the mysterious Laura P becomes the prime suspect. Antonio returns to Madrid and, in order to get closer to Pablo, still in the hospital, seduces Tina who believes his love to be genuine. To help her brother recovering his memory, Tina tells him about their past. Born as a boy, in her adolescence she began an affair with their father, she ran away with him and had a sex change operation to please him, but he left her for another woman. When her incestuous relationship ended, Tina returned to Madrid, coinciding with the death of their mother, got reunited with Pablo. Tina has been grateful with Pablo. Tina tells him that she has found a lover. Pablo begins to recover, he goes with the police to Tina's apartment. Antonio threatens a bloodbath. Pablo joins him, they make love and Antonio commits suicide.

Eusebio Poncela as Pablo Quint

Monacha cantiana

Monacha cantiana, common name the "Kentish snail" or "Kentish garden snail", is a species of medium-sized air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Hygromiidae, the hairy snails and their allies. This species is known to occur in European countries and islands including: Great Britain, England France Italy Belgium Netherlands Germany Czech Republic - non-indigenous in Bohemia since 2009Africa: Egypt The size of the egg is 1.8 mm. Two images of a mating pair