Dirty Tennis is a 1989 short comedy parody video about tennis instructional videos. It stars Bruce Jenner and Nicollette Sheridan, it was directed by Jonathan Baker and George J. Bloom; the short comedy was released on VHS in 1989. As part of Dick Van Patton's post-Eight is Enough popularity, it was written by Van Patton's son Jimmy to depict in a comedic fashion how Dick is able to defeat a skilled opponent in a tennis game by using poor sportsmanship cheats. In a parody of tennis instructional videos, Dick Van Patten takes on the role of an unscrupulous tennis player whose only interest is to beat opponent Bruce Jenner in any manner possible, including interruptions caused by his using a sexy Nicollette Sheridan as a secret weapon of distraction. Star-News wrote, "This 33 minute assault on uppity tennis etiquette is Jenner and Van Patton's answer to Tim Conway's Dorf on Golf attack on golf course snobbery". Of her participation as co-producer, actress Kristy McNichol described it as a "hilarious video about all the dirty little tricks you can play on your partner to win", stated the short had "done well in the market", shared that producing it "was a lot of fun."The Philadelphia Inquirer shared that Dick Van Patten as a "self-described tennis hacker" and Bruce Jenner as a "dashing Olympic-class athlete" would seem unlikely as a comic duo.
They expanded that the teaming of the two such unlikely men "in this parody of a how-to program works wonderfully," and "not because of the contrast in their ages and conditioning." Van Patton as a mischievous bad fellow plays well "against his nice-guy image" and causes Jenner to turn "his public persona upside-down" by being unafraid in acting "like a chump, preening in his sparkling tennis togs one moment and pitching a spoiled-brat tantrum the next." Praising the film overall, they concluded "Suffice it to say that in the small universe of comedy tapes that have been made expressly for home video, Van Patten has come up with a winner. And although Jenner may have lost on the court, he's bound to win new respect for his abilities as a clown."The Washington Post called Dirty Tennis "Dick Van Patten's Spinal Tap", wrote the film stood as "a towering monument to the 1980s VHS era" when "mid-level celebrities could rent a camcorder, cobble together 60 minutes of junk video, splice it all together and ship it off to consumers who were starving to rent something – anything – they could jam into their VCRs."The Chicago Sun-Times gave the film three stars, wrote "Dirty Tennis adds up to 33 minutes of malicious enjoyment, is downright nasty – and therefore delightful".
Racial Harmony Day is a day in Singapore to celebrate its success as a racially harmonious nation. It is observed on 21 July every year, with most activities organised by schools and grassroot organisations, including religious groups. First launched in 1997 by the Ministry of Education in schools, the event commemorates the 1964 Race Riots which took place on 21 July 1964 when Singapore was still part of Malaysia – 22 people lost their lives and hundreds were injured. There were numerous other communal riots and incidents throughout the 50s and 60s leading to and after Singapore's independence in August 1965. Racial Harmony Day has since expanded its reach. Today, grassroots organisations such as the People’s Association and the Community Development Councils are involved. On this day, students in schools across the nation are encouraged to be dressed in other culture's traditional costumes such as the Cheongsam, the Baju Kurung and Saree. Traditional delicacies are a feature of the celebrations.
Traditional games such as five Stones, zero point, hopscotch are played, where inter-class competitions are sometimes organised. Some activities introduced by schools include designing Kolams and Maruthani, Henna hand painting; the event is an annual religious community effort to strengthen ties among Singaporeans of different faith communities to get together and celebrate diversity. Schools are encouraged to recite a Declaration of Religious Harmony during the celebrations. In the week of 21 July, representatives from the Inter-Religious Harmony Circle comprising various religious groups get together to pledge their support and to promote the Declaration. 1964 Race Riots Maria Hertogh riots May 13 Incident Total Defence Day
Rydal is a village in Cumbria, England. It is a small cluster of houses and hotel on the A591 road midway between Ambleside and Grasmere. Part of Westmorland, Rydal is significant in the history of English Romantic literature. William Wordsworth lived at Rydal Mount from 1813 to 1850. Dr Thomas Arnold, notable headmaster of Rugby School, had a summer home at Fox How in nearby Under Loughrigg. Arnold's son, the poet Matthew Arnold, was a close friend of Wordsworth. At the northern end of Rydal Water is White Moss House, believed to be the only house owned by Wordsworth, which he bought for his son and which remained in the Wordsworth family until the 1930s. Rydal is a starting point for the Fairfield horseshoe, a hillwalking ridge hike. Rydal Mount Rydal Water Rydal Hall Media related to Rydal, Cumbria at Wikimedia Commons
Mein Herz und deine Stimme, WAB 79 is a lied composed by Anton Bruckner in 1868. Bruckner composed the lied on a text in 1868 during his stay in Linz, he dedicated it to sister of his pupil Helene Hofmann. The original manuscript is lost, but a copy of it is stored in the archive of the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek. In 1930, the work was published in pp. 144 -- 150 of the Göllerich/Auer biography. The song is issued in No. 4 of the Gesamtausgabe. The song is based on a text by August von Platen, to which Bruckner made three small changes: The 60-bar long work in A major is scored for solo voice and piano; the continuous triplet figures on the piano ensure a uniform background for the song. There are three recordings of Mein Herz und deine Stimme: Marie Luise Bart-Larsson, Gernot Martzy, Kammermusikalische Kostbarkeiten von Anton Bruckner – CD: Weinberg Records SW 01 036-2, 1996 Robert Holzer, Thomas Kerbl, Anton Bruckner Lieder/Magnificat – CD: LIVA 046, 2011. NB: Transposed in F major. Elisabeth Wimmer, Daniel Linton-France in "Bruckner, Anton – Böck liest Bruckner I" – CD – Gramola 99195, 3 October 2018 August Göllerich, Anton Bruckner.
Ein Lebens- und Schaffens-Bild, c. 1922 – posthumous edited by Max Auer by G. Bosse, Regensburg, 1932 Anton Bruckner – Sämtliche Werke, Band XXIII/1: Lieder für Gesang und Klavier, Musikwissenschaftlicher Verlag der Internationalen Bruckner-Gesellschaft, Angela Pachovsky, Vienna, 1997 Cornelis van Zwol, Anton Bruckner 1824–1896 – Leven en werken, uitg. Thoth, Netherlands, 2012. ISBN 978-90-6868-590-9 Uwe Harten, Anton Bruckner. Ein Handbuch. Residenz Verlag, Salzburg, 1996. ISBN 3-7017-1030-9. Crawford Howie, Anton Bruckner - A documentary biography, online revised edition Mein Herz und deine Stimme, WAB 79: Scores at the International Music Score Library Project Mein Herz und deine Stimme A-Dur, WAB 79 – Critical discography by Hans Roelofs Von Platen's original text with English translation is available on The LiederNet Archive: "Her voice" Robert Holzer's performance can be heard on YouTube: A. Bruckner - Mein Herz und deine Stimme
Diaphragmatic rupture is a tear of the diaphragm, the muscle across the bottom of the ribcage that plays a crucial role in respiration. Most acquired diaphragmatic tears result from physical trauma. Diaphragmatic rupture can result from blunt or penetrating trauma and occurs in about 5% of cases of severe blunt trauma to the trunk. Diagnostic techniques include X-ray, computed tomography, surgical techniques such as laparotomy. Diagnosis is difficult because signs may not show up on X-ray, or signs that do show up appear similar to other conditions. Signs and symptoms included chest and abdominal pain, difficulty breathing, decreased lung sounds; when a tear is discovered, surgery is needed to repair it. Injuries to the diaphragm are accompanied by other injuries, they indicate that more severe injury may have occurred; the outcome depends more on associated injuries than on the diaphragmatic injury itself. Since the pressure is higher in the abdominal cavity than the chest cavity, rupture of the diaphragm is always associated with herniation of abdominal organs into the chest cavity, called a traumatic diaphragmatic hernia.
This herniation can interfere with breathing, blood supply can be cut off to organs that herniate through the diaphragm, damaging them. Breath sounds on the side of the rupture may be diminished, respiratory distress may be present, the chest or abdomen may be painful. Orthopnea, dyspnea which occurs when lying flat, may occur, coughing is another sign. In people with herniation of abdominal organs, signs of intestinal blockage or sepsis in the abdomen may be present. Bowel sounds may be heard in the chest, shoulder or epigastric pain may be present; when the injury is not noticed right away, the main symptoms are those that indicate bowel obstruction. These people present months with vague symptoms that do not relate to an injury; the injury may be caused by blunt trauma, penetrating trauma, by iatrogenic causes, for example during surgery to the abdomen or chest. Injury to the diaphragm is reported to be present in 8% of cases of blunt chest trauma. In cases of blunt trauma, vehicle accidents and falls are the most common causes.
Penetrating trauma has been reported to cause 12.3–20% of cases, but it has been proposed as a more common cause than blunt trauma. Stab and gunshot wounds can cause diaphragmatic injuries. Clinicians are trained to suspect diaphragmatic rupture if penetrating trauma has occurred to the lower chest or upper abdomen. With penetrating trauma, the contents of the abdomen may not herniate into the chest cavity right away, but they may do so causing the presentation to be delayed. Since the diaphragm moves up and down during breathing, penetrating trauma to various parts of the torso may injure the diaphragm. Although the mechanism is unknown, it is proposed that a blow to the abdomen may raise the pressure within the abdomen so high that the diaphragm bursts. Blunt trauma creates a large pressure gradient between the thoracic cavities. Abdominal contents in the pleural space interfere with cardiac activity, they can interfere with the return of blood to the heart and prevent the heart from filling reducing cardiac output.
If ventilation of the lung on the side of the tear is inhibited, hypoxemia results. The rupture is on the same side as an impact. A blow to the side is three times more to cause diaphragmatic rupture than a blow to the front. Diagnosis can be difficult when other severe injuries are present. Chest X-ray is known to be unreliable in diagnosing diaphragmatic rupture. Another injury such as pulmonary contusion masks the injury on the X-ray film. Half the time, initial X-rays are normal. However, there are signs detectable on X-ray films. On an X-ray, the diaphragm may appear higher than normal. Gas bubbles may appear in the chest, the mediastinum may appear shifted to the side. A nasogastric tube from the stomach may appear on the film in the chest cavity. A contrast medium that shows up on X-ray can be inserted through the nasogastric tube to make a diagnosis; the X-ray is better able to detect the injury when taken from the back with the patient upright, but this is not possible because the patient is not stable enough.
Positive pressure ventilation helps keep the abdominal organs from herniating into the chest cavity, but this can prevent the injury from being discovered on an X-ray. Computed tomography has an increased accuracy of diagnosis over X-ray, but no specific findings on a CT scan exist to establish a diagnosis. Although CT scanning increases chances that diaphragmatic rupture will be diagnosed before surgery, the rate of diagnosis before surgery is still only 31–43.5%. Another diagnostic method is laparotomy, but this misses diaphragmatic ruptures up to 15% of the time. Diaphragmatic injury is discovered during a laparotomy, undertaken because of another abdominal injury. Because
This partial list of city nicknames in Utah compiles the aliases and slogans that cities in Utah are known by and unofficially, to municipal governments, local people, outsiders or their tourism boards or chambers of commerce. City nicknames can help in establishing a civic identity, helping outsiders recognize a community or attracting people to a community because of its nickname. Nicknames and slogans that create a new community "ideology or myth" are believed to have economic value, their economic value is difficult to measure, but there are anecdotal reports of cities that have achieved substantial economic benefits by "branding" themselves by adopting new slogans. Some unofficial nicknames are positive; the unofficial nicknames listed here have gained wide currency. Cedar City – Festival City USA Cottonwood Heights – City between the Canyons Green River – The World's Watermelon Capital Kanab Utah's Little Hollywood Greatest Earth on Show Orem – Family City USA Provo – Happy Valley Salt Lake City City of the Saints Crossroads of the West Small Lake City Smog Lake City Springville – Art City List of city nicknames in the United States