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Darkness Falls (2003 film)

Darkness Falls is a 2003 American-Australian supernatural horror film written by Joe Harris and John Fasano, directed by Jonathan Liebesman. The film stars Emma Caulfield; the film's narrative follows Kyle Walsh, who witnesses his mother’s murder at the hands of the spirit of a woman lynched by an angry mob more than 150 years ago. Twelve years he returns to his childhood home because Michael Greene, the young brother of his romantic interest Caitlin, is being stalked by Kyle's mother’s supernatural killer. Kyle must put an end to its killing spree. In the middle of the 19th century, in the town of Darkness Falls, elderly widow Matilda Dixon was adored by the town's children, she would give them a gold coin. One night, a fire broke out in her house and left her face disfigured and sensitive to light, she would only left her house at night. However, the town's adults were suspicious of Matilda; when two children went missing, the town turned on Matilda. They exposed her face to hanged her. Before her death, Matilda swore revenge.

When the two missing children returned home unharmed, the town realized their mistake and buried Matilda's body, keeping their deed a secret. Over the next 150 years, the story of Matilda became the legend of the Tooth Fairy. If anyone lays eyes upon her, they will forever be marked for her vengeance. In 1990, Kyle Walsh, an antisocial teenager befriended by Caitlin Greene, loses his last baby tooth; that night, he wakes after a horrific nightmare and senses Matilda's presence, discovering that the story is true. Knowing she cannot bear the light, he shines a flashlight into her face and flees, hiding in the brightly lit bathroom, his mother tries to reassure him that there is nobody else in the house, but is killed after seeing Matilda in Kyle's room. The next morning, police arrive and Kyle is removed to a psychiatric institution after mistaken speculations that he killed his mother. Twelve years Caitlin telephones Kyle to ask for his help with her younger brother Michael, who refuses to sleep in the dark.

Kyle still suffers extreme paranoia from his encounter with Matilda. Kyle visits Michael at the hospital but denies any relation to his condition and walks away from Caitlin, who still believes that the legend of Matilda Dixon is just a story, one which they were all told as children, but a story nonetheless. Kyle tries to warn others of Matilda but faces ridicule and skepticism, which leads to the death of many townspeople. A lightning storm blacks out the whole town, realizing that Michael and Caitlin are in danger, Kyle rushes to the hospital, he gains allies along the way, as others see Matilda and realize the story is true. Kyle and Caitlin flee and hide in the lighthouse, they are helped by several medical personnel. During his final confrontation with Matilda, power is restored and the lighthouse beacon is activated; the sudden exposure to light causes Matilda excruciating pain, Kyle tears off her mask. Seeing her grotesque, disfigured face, he realizes. Enraged, she resumes her attack, during which Kyle's right sleeve catches fire and he strikes her face with it.

As her spirit is engulfed in flame, Matilda is destroyed and her curse is brought to an end. In a final scene, a young boy is being tucked into bed by his parents, having just lost his last baby tooth; as he sleeps, his mother replaces the tooth under his pillow with a gold coin, indicating that Matilda is gone and her curse is lifted. The film's closing credits feature the song "Gunboat" by Vixtrola. Other songs featured in the film include "Look Out Below" by Closure, "Hand of Emptiness" by Brian Tichy, "Rock Nation" by Scott Nickoley and Jamie Dunlap. All music is composed by Brian Tyler. According to review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes, 9% of critics out of 129 reviews gave the film a positive review, with an average rating of 3.2/10. On Metacritic, the film has a score of 23 out of 100, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews", based on reviews from 27 critics. In his review for The New York Times, Stephen Holden called the film "an efficient little horror movie that doesn't waste its time getting down to business."

Although the film had a "deliberate sparseness of gore," Holden noted the "demonization of a benign childhood phantom" as the film's "cleverest notion."Kevin Thomas of the LA Times said that although "the filmmakers and their cast strive mightily to work up some thrills and chills," the film was "not all that scary."Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B-" on an A+ to F scale. Darkness Falls debuted at number one its opening weekend. Grossing $32,551,396 domestically and $47,488,536 worldwide, Darkness Falls was considered a commercial success at the U. S. box office. Joe Harris wrote Darkness Falls: The Tragic Life of Matilda Dixon, a prequel comic, published by Dark Horse Comics. Keith R. A. DeCandido wrote a novelization of the film, published by Pocket Books in December 2002. List of ghost films Tooth fairy Night terror They, a 2002 horror film with a similar premise to this film. Darkness Falls on IMDb Darkness Falls at AllMovie Darkness Falls at R

The Verlaines

The Verlaines are a rock band from Dunedin, New Zealand. Formed in 1981 by Graeme Downes, Craig Easton, Anita Pillai, Phillip Higham and Greg Kerr, the band went through multiple line-ups; the band was named after French poet Paul Verlaine—not, as is suggested, Tom Verlaine, who took his stage name from the poet. The Verlaines were noted for their angular, "difficult" song structures and downbeat lyrics, unusual subject matter, all contained in frantic up-tempo playing; the Verlaines were led by songwriter and vocalist/guitarist Graeme Downes, although many other New Zealand musicians played guitar, bass and brass instruments during the different stages of the band. Downes is an academic at the University of Otago, he has research interests in Mahler and Shostakovich. He has released one solo album and Anvils, which came out on Matador Records in 2001, their signature songs include "Death and the Maiden", "C. D. Jimmy Jazz & Me", "Bird-dog" and "Ballad of Harry Noryb." The band's recorded debut was on the seminal Dunedin Double EP, released by Flying Nun Records and was the debut of several bands who would go on to be central to the mythology of the Dunedin sound.

In 2003, a career retrospective, You're Just Too Obscure for Me, was released. The Verlaines contributed the soundtrack to the film Eden, collaborating with actor Adetokunbo Adu, screenwriter Rebecca Tansley. A song from Eden, What Sound is This? appeared on their album Untimely Meditations in 2012. The group have appeared on several compilations over the years in overseas. – Tuatara: A Flying Nun Compilation – "Death And The Maiden" – In Love With These Times – "Slow Sad Love Song" – Getting Older 1981-1991 – "Pyromaniac" – Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps – "The Funniest Thing" – No Alternative – "Heavy 33", "Joed Out" – Red Hot + Bothered – "Some Fantasy" – Scarfies OST – "Death And The Maiden" The Verlaines official site The Verlaines Myspace page Official The Verlaines Flying Nun artist page Flying Nun's liner notes for You're Just Too Obscure for Me Downes' University home page Verlaines music videos Untimely Meditations album

Mechanics Mill

Mechanics Mill is an historic cotton textile mill located at 1082 Davol Street in Fall River, Massachusetts. The mill was constructed in 1868 in the Italianate style; the mill's octagonal tower had a decorative top, removed. The mill office was once located in front of the mill along Davol Street, but has been removed; the Mechanics Mill company was incorporated on May 25, 1868 by a special charter granted by the Massachusetts Legislature. Thomas J. Borden served as the first president and D. H. Dyer was treasurer. Along with the Merchants Mill established in 1867, the Mechanics Mill was formed by a large number of stock holders with small means, beginning a new trend in the development of new corporations in the city. There were 328 stockholders, compared to a dozen or so with other mills at the time; the mill was constructed north of the city center, along the waterfront with a tidewater dock to receive coal shipments to feed its boilers. Water for the steam engines was obtained from a well shaft dug nearby.

The Mechanics Mill was one of the first in the city to have a fire sprinkler protection system. In 1929 the Mechanics Mill was soon closed, it was part of Quaker Fabric Corporation, which closed in 2007. The mill experienced a rebirth in 2012 as Commonwealth Landing, including office space, several small stores and two restaurants, including Jerry Remy's Sports Bar & Grill, owned by Fall River native, former Boston Red Sox second baseman and current NESN sportscaster Jerry Remy; the mill was added to the National Historic Register in 1983. National Register of Historic Places listings in Fall River, Massachusetts List of mills in Fall River, Massachusetts

Marco Fortin

Marco Fortin is an Italian football goalkeeper who plays for Calvi Noale in Eccellenza Veneto. During his playing career, Fortin wore the number 14 shirt, as the pronunciation of his surname sounded similar to the number fourteen in English. Fortin spent his first 7 seasons of his career in the lower divisions of Italian football. Fortin joined Siena in July 2002. In his first season, he served as the first choice goalkeeper for the Serie B runners-up, as they won promotion to the Italian top division. In his second season with Siena, his first Serie A season, he lost his place in the starting line-up to Generoso Rossi. In the 2004–05 season, both Fortin and Alex Manninger shared the role of the club's first choice keeper. In the next season, he became Antonio Mirante's backup. In July 2006, he worked as Antonio Chimenti's backup. In 2007 -- 08 season he was the first choice goalkeeper ahead Vincenzo Marruocco. In December 2007 he lost his place to Marruocco, in January 2008 the club signed Marco Storari.

Fortin and Marruocco left the club in late January. La Calvi Noale si assicura l’esperto Fortin – La Nuova Venezia e Mestre Marco Fortin Profile at AIC

Patellar dislocation

A patellar dislocation is a knee injury in which the patella slips out of its normal position. The knee is bent and swollen; the patella is often felt and seen out of place. Complications may include a patella arthritis. A patellar dislocation occurs when the knee is straight and the lower leg is bent outwards when twisting, it occurs when the knee is bent and the patella is hit. Associated sports include soccer and ice hockey. Dislocations nearly always occur away from the midline. Diagnosis is based on symptoms and supported by X-rays. Reduction is done by pushing the patella towards the midline while straightening the knee. After reduction the leg is splinted in a straight position for a few weeks; this is followed by physical therapy. Surgery after a first dislocation is of unclear benefit. Surgery may be indicated in those who have broken off a piece of bone within the joint or in which the patella has dislocated multiple times. Patellar dislocations occur in about 6 per 100,000 people per year.

They make up about 2% of knee injuries. It is most common in those 10 to 17 years old. Rates in males and females are similar. Recurrence after an initial dislocation occurs in about 30% of people. People describe pain as being "inside the knee cap." The leg tends to flex when relaxed. In some cases, the injured ligaments involved in patellar dislocation do not allow the leg to flex at all. A predisposing factor is tightness in the tensor fasciae latae muscle and iliotibial tract in combination with a quadriceps imbalance between the vastus lateralis and vastus medialis muscles can play a large role, found in women with higher level the physical activity. Moreover, women with patellofemoral pain may show increased Q-angle compared with women without patellofemoral pain. Another cause of patellar symptoms is lateral patellar compression syndrome, which can be caused from lack of balance or inflammation in the joints; the pathophysiology of the kneecap is complex, deals with the osseous soft tissue or abnormalities within the patellofemoral groove.

The patellar symptoms cause knee extensor dysplasia, sensitive small variations affect the muscular mechanism that controls the joint movements.24% of people whose patellas have dislocated have relatives who have experienced patellar dislocations. Patellar dislocation occurs in sports. Direct trauma to the knee can knock the patella out of joint. People who have larger Q angles tend to be more prone to having knee injuries such as dislocations, due to the central line of pull found in the quadriceps muscles that run from the anterior superior iliac spine to the center of the patella; the range of a normal Q angle for men ranges from <15 degrees and for females <20 degrees, putting females at a higher risk for this injury. An angle greater than 25 degrees between the patellar tendon and quadriceps muscle can predispose a person to patellar dislocation. In patella alta, the patella sits higher on the knee than normal. Normal function of the VMO muscle stabilizes the patella. Decreased VMO function results in instability of the patella.

When there is too much tension on the patella, the ligaments will weaken and be susceptible to tearing ligaments or tendons due to shear force or torsion force, which displaces the kneecap from its origination. Another cause that patellar dislocation can occur is when the trochlear groove, flattened is defined as trochlear dysplasia. Not having a groove because the trochlear bone has flattened out can cause the patella to slide because nothing is holding the patella in place. Patellar dislocations occur by: A direct impact that knocks the patella out of joint A twisting motion of the knee, or ankle A sudden lateral cut The patella is a triangular sesamoid bone, embedded in tendon, it rests in the patellofemoral groove, an articular cartilage-lined hollow at the end of the thigh bone where the thigh bone meets the shin bone. Several ligaments and tendons hold the patella in place and allow it to move up and down the patellofemoral groove when the leg bends; the top of the patella attaches to the quadriceps muscle via the quadriceps tendon, the middle to the vastus medialis obliquus and vastus lateralis muscles, the bottom to the head of the tibia via the patellar tendon, a continuation of the quadriceps femoris tendon.

The medial patellofemoral ligament attaches horizontally in the inner knee to the adductor magnus tendon and is the structure most damaged during a patellar dislocation. The lateral collateral ligament and the medial collateral ligament stabilize the patella on either side. Any of these structures can sustain damage during a patellar dislocation. To assess the knee, a clinician can perform the patellar apprehension test by moving the patella back and forth while the people flexes the knee at 30 degrees; the people can do the patella tracking assessment by making a single leg squat and standing, or by lying on his or her back with knee extended from flexed position. A patella that slips laterally on early flexion is called the J sign, indicates imbalance between the VMO and lateral structures. On X-ray, with skyline projections, dislocations are diagnosed. In borderline cases of subluxation, the following measurements can be helpful: The lateral patellofemoral angle, formed by:A line connecting the most anterior points of the medial and lateral facets of the trochlea.

A tangent to the lateral facet of the patella. With the knee in 20° flexed, this angle should open laterally; the patellofemoral index is the ratio between the thickness of the medial joint space and the lateral jo

2008 Southern Nazarene Crimson Storm football team

The 2008 Southern Nazarene Crimson Storm football team represents Southern Nazarene University in the college football season of 2008-2009. The team is led by head coach Mike Cochran, who has coached at SNU since 2006, they play their home games at McFarland Park Stadium in Oklahoma. It was the first time in the history of the program, the Crimson Storm have opened the season 2-0; this will be SNU's longest season by 1 game, for the past 7 seasons the Crimson Storm have only played 10. The game was delayed about 2½ hours due to extreme lightning in the area; the stadium was cleared and the game was paused for at 11:11 minutes left in the third quarter until the storm cleared the area. SNU missed an extra point, gave a safety to ENMU by a high snap that crossed out of the end zone. SNU won its second game of the season. Never have they started 2-0. There was no extra point tried for since the ONU touchdown happened at 0:00. Southern Nazarene University's road football game at Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, scheduled for Saturday at 6:00 p.m. has been moved up to Friday night, September 12 at 6:00 p.m. due to the approach of Hurricane Ike.

This will be their homecoming game. This will be senior night, the last home game of the season. Southern Nazarene University Southern Nazarene Crimson Storm Crimson Storm football