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Inswinger

An inswinger is a type of delivery in the sport of cricket. It is bowled by swing bowlers. An inswinger is bowled by holding the cricket ball with the seam vertical and the first two fingers across the seam so that it is angled a little to the leg side. Once the ball has worn and been polished so that one side is rougher than the other, the rough side is placed on the leg side; the ball is placed on the pad of the thumb. This thumb position locks the wrist in a position inclined to the leg side. Inswing can be bowled from mid-way or chest on positions, but bowlers tend to pitch it in the good length spot or up to the batsman. It is the wrist position, crucial, not the position of hips or shoulders.. When the bowler delivers the ball, he angles the seam so that it points to the leg side. To help achieve this position the bowling arm should be near vertical. At release the wrist should remain cocked so as to help impart backspin along the orientation of the seam; the angle of the seam to the direction of motion produces an aerofoil effect as the ball moves through the air, pushing it to the leg side.

This is enhanced by differential air pressure caused by movement of air over the rough and smooth surfaces, which tends to push the ball to the leg side. The result is that the ball swings in to the batsman. Inswingers are not considered to be as difficult for a right-handed batsman to play as an outswinger; this is because the ball moves in towards his body, meaning that his body is behind the line of the ball, any miscalculated shot, hit by the edge of the bat may be intercepted by his body rather than flying to a fielder for a catch. Inswingers can, sneak between the bat and pad to hit the wicket and bowl the batsman out, or miss the bat and hit the pads for a leg before wicket. A effective delivery is the inswinging yorker, which can cause a batsman to attempt to pull his feet out of the line of the ball, leaving him vulnerable to being bowled, or out lbw if he is too slow. Another deceptive type are those pitched around the off-stump that appear to be passing the batmen by but swing in wildly to knock the stumps off.

In the final match of 1983 World Cup, Balwinder Sandhu famously clean bowled Gordon Greenidge with a huge inswinger to which the batsman had shouldered arms. Outswinger Leg cutter Off cutter The Science of Swing How to bowl an inswinger - BBC The'Inswinger' Delivery - testcricket Inswinger Basics video - wisdomtalkies Swing bowlers in world cricket

Dimitre Mehandjiysky

Dimitre Manassiev Mehandjiysky, is a Bulgarian painter and designer. He is considered one of the pillars of the 20th century Bulgarian environmental design. In addition, he is known as a masterful watercolor painter. Mehandjiyski is awarded in recognition for his talent and achievement. In addition, his name was added to the prestigious Bulgarian Encyclopaedia of Design and Applied Art. Dimitre Mehandjiysky was born in Bosilegrad, a city with a Bulgarian population that subsequently became a Serbian territory, since Bulgaria was on the losing side in World War I. After his parents' untimely death, Mehandjiysky became the guardian of his young siblings. Together, they migrated to Sofia, where Mehandjiysky struggled for years to support his family and to obtain a decent education, he became a student at the National Art Academy in Sofia, where he studied under Prof. Dechko Uzunov, majoring in Monumental Art, he graduated soon after the end of World War II, in 1946. In the following years, Mehandjiysky established himself as a strong, influential artist/designer with a distinct aesthetic sense and a fresh, recognizable style.

He was commissioned to design furniture and home accessories, to work on multiple museums, store interiors and art galleries, international expos and fairs- in Bulgaria, USSR, Poland, France, Cuba, U. S. Canada, Denmark and many other countries; the paintings Dimitre Mehandjiysky worked on in this period are numerous, but remain less known than his applied art and interior design creations. Mehandjiysky's paintings are watercolor landscapes and traditional architecture scenes form the Bulgarian towns of Balchik, Nesebar, Karlovo and the area around Sofia, his first solo exhibition opened on 13 November 1986. In the years of his creative career, Dimitre Mehandjiysky lived in between Sofia and Osaka, Japan, he worked predominantly on paintings in gouache. He developed a new watercolor technique that surprised everyone who knew the artist in the past: the pragmatic, minimalistic designer thinking was replaced with an emotional, semi-abstract, dynamic, sometimes lyrical and transparent- and sometimes dark and turbulent- application of marker & watercolor over special textured paper.

Mehandjiysky got inspired by diverse subjects: traditional nature of Japan. In addition, he worked on series of nudes- sensual, spontaneous paintings with elegant, subdued eroticism that became popular with private art collectors in Japan and other countries. In spite of old age, the artist led an active life and remained remarkably productive until his last breath. Gallery of Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs- Sofia Union of the Bulgarian Artists Bulgarian National Gallery - Decorating Art Collection

Parashqevi Qiriazi

Parashqevi Qiriazi known as Paraskevi D. Kyrias was an Albanian teacher who dedicated her life to the Albanian alphabet and to the instruction of written Albanian language, she was a woman participant at the Congress of Manastir, which decided the form of the Albanian alphabet, the founder of the Yll' i Mengjesit, a women's association. Parashqevi was a participant in the Paris Peace Conference, 1919 as a member of the Albanian-American community, she was the sister of Sevasti Qiriazi, the director of the Mësonjëtorja, the first Albanian School for girls to open in 1891. Parashqevi was born in Monastir (now Bitola, in the Manastir Vilayet, Ottoman Empire; when she was only 11 she started to help her brother Gjerasim Qiriazi and sister Sevasti Qiriazi to teach written Albanian to girls in the first school for girls in Albania, the Girls' School, which opened on 15 October 1891. She studied at Robert College in Istanbul. Upon graduation she went to Korçë to work as an elementary teacher along with her sister, Sevasti at the Mësonjëtorja, the first Albanian school which had opened in 1887.

In 1908, she was a participant in the only woman to be there. In 1909, she published an abecedarium for elementary schools. Although the Congress of Monastir had decided about the new alphabet, two versions of the alphabet were still present in her abecedary, which shows how fragile the consensus of the Congress still was. However, along with the abecedarium, she published some well known verses on the defense of the new Albanian alphabet: She is known for having organized teaching for children and night schools in other southern Albania villages and have helped with the organization of local libraries, she contributed to the foundation of the Yll' i Mëngjesit association in 1909 and when she had emigrated to the USA, she continued to publish the periodical with the same name from 1917 to 1920. The magazine was published every fortnight and consisted in Albania related articles which included politics, history, philology and folklore. In 1914 she left Albania for Romania along with her sister as a consequence of the Greek occupation of the city.

She went to the United States and became a member of the Albanian-American community, on behalf of which she participated in the Conference of Peace of Paris in 1919 to represent the rights of the Albanians. Parashqevi returned to Albania in 1921, since after, she followed with interest the political developments in the new Albanian state, without taking out of sight the national aspirations, she became one of the founders and directors of the Female Institution named "Kyrias" in Tiranë and Kamëz, in cooperation with her sister Sevasti, brother in law Kristo Dako. On October 1928, with the initiative of the Ministry of Interior, the organization "Gruaja Shqiptare" was founded in Tirana, with the directives to create branches nationwide and in the diaspora, it was created under the patronage of Queen Mother, King Zog's sister princess Sanije. The organization aimed at promoting education and charitable activities, raising Albanian woman at a higher cultural level; as a well-educated woman, Parashqevi succeeded in gaining a leadership position in it.

Between 1929 and 1931, the organization would publish its periodical Shqiptarja, where Parashqevi and her sister Sevasti would contribute a lot. The journal was distinguished for problematic articles which sought to refute conservative thinking, contrary to women's movement and its demands. Parashqevi stood as a firm antifascist throughout all WWII starting from the Italian invasion of 1939; because of her anti-fascist views and her sister were imprisoned and deported in the Anhalteleger Dedinje camp near Belgrade by the pro-Nazi units led by Xhaferr Deva. She returned to Tirana after the war. Another persecution would follow her and her sister's family; because of some pro-Zog standings of Kristo Dako, his name would be annihilated by the communist regime, following with the Kyrias families would be interned away from Tirana. Her two nephews would be imprisoned, one died in prison. With some immense efforts by the Albanian scholar Skënder Luarasi, a intervention by Vito Kapo, the Kyrias sisters would be rehabilitated.

Parashqevi died in Tirana on December 17, 1970. Parashqevi Qiriazi and her sister Sevasti are considered the mothers of Albanian education; the Albanian-American Women Organization in New York City is named "Qiriazi Sisters" as well. 7 March is the official Teachers' Day in Albania, in remembrance of the Qiriazi family school opening of 1891. The Albanian movie Mësonjtorja of 1979 produced by Kinostudio Shqipëria e Re is dedicated to her and her brother Gjerasim though their names appear different. Several schools in Albania and Kosovo bear the names of Qiriazi family. Albanian alphabet Congress of Monastir Kyrias Family Fatbardha Gega

The Last Bridge

The Last Bridge is a 1954 Austrian war drama film directed by Helmut Käutner. It tells the story of a German nurse, sent to the front as a punishment for tending a wounded Yugoslav soldier; the film was entered into the 1954 Cannes Film Festival. Maria Schell as Dr. Helga Reinbeck Bernhard Wicki as Boro Barbara Rütting as Milica Carl Möhner as Martin Berger Pavle Mincic as Momcillo Horst Hächler as Leutnant Scherer Robert Meyn as Stabsartz Dr. Rottsieper Zvonko Zungul as Partisan Sava Tilla Durieux as Mara Fritz Eckhardt as Tilleke Janez Vrhovec as Partisan Vlaho Walter Regelsberger as Nachrichtensoldat Steffie Schwarz as Oberschwester Bata Stojanovic as Partisan Stevo Petrovic as Partisan Ratko Milan Nesic as Partisan Franz Eichberger as Gebirgsjäger Heinrich Einsiedel as Gebirgsjäger Pero Kostic as Partisan The Last Bridge on IMDb The Last Bridge at filmportal.de/en

River Blackwater (River Test)

The River Blackwater is a river in the English counties of Hampshire and Wiltshire. It is a tributary of the River Test; the river rises just near Salisbury. It flows east across the county boundary into Hampshire, where it flows north of the village of Wellow and the hamlet of Wigley; the river turns south, passing under the M27 and past Broadlands Lake and the Testwood Lakes reservoirs, before joining the Test between Totton and Redbridge. The Environment Agency records the length of the main river as 39.4 kilometres, with an additional 5.6 km for the watercourse from Redlynch to the confluence north of Hamptworth. This River Blackwater should not be confused with the River Blackwater in north-east Hampshire, a tributary of the River Loddon and of the River Thames. Another named waterway in Hampshire is Black Water, a small stream which flows eastwards across the New Forest, passing under Rhinefield Ornamental Drive, before joining Ober Water and Highland Water just north of Brockenhurst to form the Lymington River.

^ Ordnance Survey. OS Explorer Map OL22 - New Forest. ISBN 0-319-23616-1. ^ Ordnance Survey. OS Explorer Map 131 - Romsey, Andover & Test Valley. ISBN 0-319-23600-5. Media related to River Blackwater at Wikimedia Commons

Coluber constrictor etheridgei

Coluber constrictor etheridgei known as the tan racer, is a nonvenomous colubrid snake, a subspecies of the eastern racer. It is endemic to the southern United States. C. c. etheridgei is found in Texas. The subspecific name or epithet, etheridgei, is in honor of the American zoologist and paleontologist Richard Emmett Etheridge; the tan racer, as its name implies, is a solid tan in color. Juveniles have a pattern of dark brown dorsal blotches, which fade to solid tan at about a year of age; the underside is gray or white, sometimes with yellow spotting. It grows from.75 – 1.5 m in total length. It has large eyes, with round pupils, excellent vision. Like all racers, the tan racer is diurnal and active, its diet consists of a wide variety of prey, but includes rodents, lizards. It is fast moving, seeks to use its speed to escape if approached; the tan racer prefers habitats of pine flatwoods. Mating occurs in the spring, a clutch of 30 eggs is laid in the month of May, to hatch mid summer. Species Coluber constrictor at The Reptile DatabaseHerps of Texas: Coluber constrictor Behler JL, King FW.

The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Reptiles and Amphibians. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 743 pp. 657 color plates. ISBN 0-394-50824-6.. Powell R, Conant R, Collins JT. Peterson Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America, Fourth Edition. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Xiv + 494 pp. 207 figures. ISBN 978-0-544-12997-9.. Smith HM, Brodie ED Jr. Reptiles of North America: A Guide to Field Identification. New York: Golden Press. 240 pp. ISBN 0-307-13666-3.. Wilson LD. "The racer Coluber constrictor in Louisiana and eastern Texas". Texas Journal of Science 22: 67–85