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Striptease

A striptease is an erotic or exotic dance in which the performer undresses, either or in a seductive and sexually suggestive manner. The person who performs a striptease is known as a "stripper" or exotic dancer. In Western countries, the venues where stripteases are performed on a regular basis are now called strip clubs, though they may be performed in venues such as pubs and music halls. At times, a stripper may be hired to perform at a bachelor or bachelorette party. In addition to providing adult entertainment, stripping can be a form of sexual play between partners; this can be done as an impromptu event or – for a special occasion – with elaborate planning involving fantasy wear, special lighting, practiced dance moves, or unrehearsed dance moves. Striptease involves a slow, sensuous undressing; the stripper may prolong the undressing with delaying tactics such as the wearing of additional clothes or putting clothes or hands in front of just undressed body parts such as the breasts or genitalia.

The emphasis is on the act of undressing along with sexually suggestive movement, rather than the state of being undressed. In the past, the performance finished as soon as the undressing was finished, though today's strippers continue dancing in the nude; the costume the stripper wears before disrobing can form part of the act. In some cases, audience interaction can form part of the act, with the audience urging the stripper to remove more clothing, or the stripper approaching the audience to interact with them. Striptease and public nudity have been subject to legal and cultural prohibitions and other aesthetic considerations and taboos. Restrictions on venues may be through venue licensing requirements and constraints and a wide variety of national and local laws; these laws vary around the world, between different parts of the same country. H. L. Mencken is credited with coining the word ecdysiast – from "ecdysis", meaning "to molt" – in response to a request from striptease artist Georgia Sothern, for a "more dignified" way to refer to her profession.

Gypsy Rose Lee, one of the most famous striptease artists of all time, approved of the term. The origins of striptease as a performance art are disputed and various dates and occasions have been given from ancient Babylonia to 20th century America; the term "striptease" was first recorded in 1932. There is a stripping aspect in the ancient Sumerian myth of the descent of the goddess Inanna into the Underworld. At each of the seven gates, she removed an article of clothing or a piece of jewelry; as long as she remained in hell, the earth was barren. When she returned, fecundity abounded; some believe this myth was embodied in the dance of the seven veils of Salome, who danced for King Herod, as mentioned in the New Testament in Matthew 14:6 and Mark 6:21-22. However, although the Bible records Salome's dance, the first mention of her removing seven veils occurs in Oscar Wilde's play of'Salome', in 1893. In ancient Greece, the lawgiver Solon established several classes of prostitutes in the late 6th century BC.

Among these classes of prostitutes were the auletrides: female dancers and musicians, noted for dancing naked in an alluring fashion in front of audiences of men. In ancient Rome, dance featuring stripping was part of the entertainments at the Floralia, an April festival in honor of the goddess Flora. Empress Theodora, wife of 6th-century Byzantine emperor Justinian is reported by several ancient sources to have started in life as a courtesan and actress who performed in acts inspired from mythological themes and in which she disrobed "as far as the laws of the day allowed", she was famous for her striptease performance of "Leda and the Swan". From these accounts, it appears that the practice was hardly exceptional nor new, it was, however opposed by the Christian Church, which succeeded in obtaining statutes banning it in the following century. The degree to which these statutes were subsequently enforced is, of course, opened to question. What is certain is that no practice of the sort is reported in texts of the European Middle Ages.

An early version of strip-tease became popular in England at the time of the Restoration. A strip tease was incorporated into the Restoration comedy The Rover, written by Aphra Behn in 1677; the stripper is a man. The concept of strip-tease was widely known, as can be seen in the reference to it in Thomas Otway's comedy The Soldier's Fortune, where a character says: "Be sure they be lewd, stripping whores". Strip-tease became standard fare in the brothels of 18th century London, where the women, called'posture girls', would strip naked on tables for popular entertainment. Strip-tease was combined with music, as in the 1720 German translation of the French La Guerre D'Espagne, where a galant party of high aristocrats and opera singers has resorted to a small château where they entertain themselves with hunting and music in a three-day turn: The dancers, to please their lovers the more, dropped their clothes and danced naked the nicest entrées and ballets. An Arabic custom, first noted by French colonialists and described by the French novelist Gustave Flaubert may have influenced the French strip-tease.

The dances of the Ghawazee in North Africa and Egypt consisted of the erotic dance of the bee performed by a woman known as

Turing's proof

Turing's proof is a proof by Alan Turing, first published in January 1937 with the title "On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem." It was the second proof of the assertion that some decision problems are "undecidable": there is no single algorithm that infallibly gives a correct "yes" or "no" answer to each instance of the problem. In his own words: "...what I shall prove is quite different from the well-known results of Gödel... I shall now show that there is no general method which tells whether a given formula U is provable in K...". Turing preceded this proof with two others; the second and third both rely on the first. All rely on his development of type-writer-like "computing machines" that obey a simple set of rules and his subsequent development of a "universal computing machine". In 1905, Jules Richard presented this profound paradox. Alan Turing's first proof constructs this paradox with his so-called computing machine and proves that this machine cannot answer a simple question: will this machine be able to determine if any computing machine will become trapped in an unproductive "infinite loop".

A succinct definition of Richard's paradox is found in Whitehead and Russell's Principia Mathematica: Richard's paradox is as follows. Consider all decimals that can be defined by means of a finite number of words. E has ℵ 0 terms. Let N be a number defined as follows. N is different from all the members of E, whatever finite value n may have, the nth figure in N is different from the nth figure in the nth of the decimals composing E, therefore N is different from the nth decimal. We have defined N in a finite number of words and therefore N ought to be a member of E, thus N both is and is not a member of E. Turing's proof is complicated by a large number of definitions, confounded with what Martin Davis called "petty technical details" and "...technical details are incorrect as given". Turing himself published "A correction" in 1937: "The author is indebted to P. Bernays for pointing out these errors". In its original form the third proof is badly marred by technical errors, and after Bernays' suggestions and Turing's corrections, errors remained in the description of the universal machine.

And confusingly, since Turing was unable to correct his original paper, some text within the body harks to Turing's flawed first effort. Bernays' corrections may be found in Undecidable, pp. 152–154. A Correction," Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society, 43, 544-546; the on-line version of Turing's paper has these corrections in an addendum. At first, the only mathematician to pay close attention to the details of the proof was Post — because he had arrived at a similar reduction of "algorithm" to primitive machine-like actions, so he took a personal interest in the proof. Strangely it took Post some ten years to dissect it in the Appendix to his paper Recursive Unsolvability of a Problem of Thue, 1947. Other problems present themselves: In his Appendix Post commented indirectly on the paper's difficulty and directly on its "outline nature" and "intuitive form" of the proofs. Post had to infer various points: "If our critique is correct, a machine is said to be circle-free if it is a Turing computing... machine which prints an infinite number of 0s and 1s.

And the two theorems of Turing's in question are the following. There is no Turing... machine which, when supplied with an arbitrary positive integer n, will determine whether n is the D. N of a Turing computing... machine, circle-free. There is no Turing convention-machine which, when supplied with an arbitrary positive integer n, will determine whether n is the D. N of a Turing computing... machine that prints a given symbol" Anyone who has tried to read the paper will understand Hodges' complaint: "The paper started attractively, but soon plunged into a thicket of obscure German Gothic type in order to develop his instruction table for the universal machine. The last people to give it a glance would be the applied mathematicians who had to resort to practical computation..." In his proof that the Entscheidungsproblem can have no solution, Turing proceeded from two proofs that were to lead to his final proof. His first theorem is most relevant to the halting problem, the second is more relevant to Rice's theorem.

First proof: that no "computing machine" exists that can decide whether or not an arbitrary "computing machine" is "circle-free": "...we have no general process for doing this in a finite number of steps". Turing's proof, although it seems to use the "diagonal process", in fact shows tha

Pulsus bigeminus

Pulsus bigeminus is a cardiovascular phenomenon characterized by groups of two heartbeats close together followed by a longer pause. The second pulse is weaker than the first. Look for a pattern of what appears to be a normal QRS complexes, each followed by a smaller, abnormal one; the smaller beat is palpated as either a missing or an extra beat, on EKG resembles a PVC. These PVCs appearing every other beat are called extrasystoles; this phenomenon can be a sign of hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy or of many other types of heart disease. Other causes include digitalis toxicity, induction of anesthesia, placement of surgical instrumentation into the thorax or as a benign, temporary phenomenon. In Pulsus Bigeminus not all of the conducted electrical activity will elicit sufficient ventricular contraction to produce a palpable pulse; this is important for two reasons. One, an ECG may give a ventricular contraction rate that does not correspond to the palpated pulse rate. Secondly, because not all beats are being conducted, patients may present with symptoms of low output heart failure, e.g. Dizziness, shortness of breath or hypotension with a normal ECG.

Causes Include: Electrolyte imbalance e.g. Hypo or hyperkalemia Hypothyroidism Betablocker therapy Digoxin Myocardial Infarction Destruction or degeneration of the cardiac conduction system or heart muscle cells InfectionA doctor can discriminate pulsus bigeminus from pulsus alternans by auscultating the heart. Management includes looking for and removing underlying cause, including medicines and inotropic therapy to return cardiac output back to normal. If symptomatic over a longer period ablation therapy may be the only viable option. Pulsus bisferiens Dicrotic pulse

Kulin, Western Australia

Kulin is a town in the Eastern Wheatbelt region of Western Australia 280 km from Perth. It is the main town in the Shire of Kulin; the first European known to have visited the Kulin area was Captain John Septimus Roe, Surveyor General of the Swan River Colony on his 1848-49 expedition to examine the south coast. He encountered a group of Aboriginal people 34 miles east of Nalyaring who guided the expedition party to several water sources, including the Kulin Rock soak, before leaving the party at Yeerakine Rock as this was the limit of their territory; these guides used the name "Coolin" to describe the area now known as Kulin Rock. In the early years, settlers encountered groups of Aborigines hunting possums. Although artifacts such as grinding stones and stone choppers have been found in the district, no signs of permanent occupation were found by early settlers other than the mia-mias built by "Europeanised" Aboriginal shepherds from Narrogin in the employ of Michael Brown. Michael Brown, a businessman from Narrogin, took up large pastoral leases in the Kulin/Kondinin area including Kulin Rock and Gnarming in 1905.

These and other leases in the area were terminated in 1909/1910 to allow the government to distribute the land for agricultural purposes. The first land selected for farming in the Kulin area was at Wogolin and Dudinin in January 1909 – extending from the more established areas of Narrogin and Wickepin. Settlement did not proceed evenly from this direction however as early farmers selected areas with better soils or reliable water sources; this was the case at Kulin Rock with Edward John Reardon and Michael Healy arriving there in February 1909 to take up farming land. Much of this activity took place before the official survey at the end of 1909 including James Fitt taking up land adjoining Jilakin Rock and at Jitarning. Jilakin had been the original name of the location in 1913. In 1932 the Wheat Pool of Western Australia announced that the town would have two grain elevators, each fitted with an engine, installed at the railway siding. Kulin has a population of about 350 and is an agricultural centre for a district whose main activities are wheat and sheep farming.

Wildflower viewing is possible during October. The town contains a district high school, a Bendigo Bank, shopping facilities, council offices and a telecentre; every year in October, it hosts the Kulin Bush Races. Kulin has its own police station which covers surrounding areas, it has two permanent police officers who live in the township and conduct highway patrols and provide support to nearby stations. The town is a stop on the Transwa bus service to Esperance; the surrounding areas produce wheat and other cereal crops. The town is a receival site for Cooperative Bulk Handling; the roads leading into and through Kulin have a collection of over 100 characters. The largest stands 5 m high. All the characters are made from lubricant tins and drums; the characters are from entries into the annual competition as part of the local race day. The Kulin Bush Races is an annual event involving horse races, betting and fireworks, it is held on one day. All money made from the event is put back into the community.

The water slide at the Kulin Aquatic Centre is the largest in regional Western Australia. It was opened in 2001; the slide was funded by a local farmer to improve local recreation. It was bought from Tanawha, Queensland and trucked to Kulin by local volunteers reassembled. Blazing Swan is an annual regional Burning Man event held in Kulin, it is a 7-day event, an experiment in temporary community and artistic expression, is guided by the ten principles of Burning Man, plus an eleventh - Consent. The event occurs around Easter each year, with the 2017 event scheduled for April 12–18; the event location is in dry bushland near Jilakin Lake, is referred to as Jilakin Rock City. Each year a swan-shaped wooden effigy is burned at the culmination of the event. Greble, William E.. A Bold Yeomanry: Social Change in a Wheat Belt District, Kulin 1848-1970. Perth: Creative Research. ISBN 0-908469-07-1 Media related to Kulin, Western Australia at Wikimedia Commons Shire of Kulin WA Police

Al Evans

Alfred Hubert Evans was an American Major League Baseball catcher and a Minor League manager. Listed at 5 ft 11 in, 190 lb. Evans batted and threw right-handed, he was born in North Carolina. A contact, line-drive hitter, Evans was a fine reserve catcher with a strong throwing arm; as many bigleaguers, he saw his baseball career interrupted while serving in the US Navy during World War II. Evans reached the majors in 1939 with the Washington Senators, playing for them four years before joining the military, he was released from the Navy in time for the end of the 1944 season with the Senators, staying with the club until 1950. His most productive season came in 1949, when he posted career-highs in games, batting average, RBI, doubles, he played with the Boston Red Sox in 1951, his last Major League season. In a 12-season career, Evans was a.250 hitter with 13 home runs and 211 RBI in 704 games, including 188 runs, 70 doubles, 23 triples, 14 stolen bases, a.332 on-base percentage. In 647 catching appearances, he recorded 2295 outs, 284 assists, 51 double plays, committed 56 errors in 2635 chances for a.979 fielding percentage.

Following his playing retirement, Evans managed for the New York Yankees, Kansas City Athletics and Minnesota Twins minor league systems. He scouted for the Senators and their post-1960 identity, Twins, as well as the San Francisco Giants. Evans died in Wilson, North Carolina, at age 62. Boston Red Sox all-time roster May 3, 1949 in baseball Baseball Library Baseball Reference Retrosheet Baseball in Wartime

Mulberry High School (Florida)

Mulberry High School is a four-year public high school located in Mulberry, serving the city and surrounding areas. Mulberry's then-only public school began high school classes in 1907. In 1914, a separate high school was constructed. In 1921, the first edition of the MHS yearbook was published, titled The Mulberry Tree in honor of the city's famed mulberry tree. In 1922, land was donated for the construction of a new high school, on the east side of what is now Northeast First Avenue. In 1924, MHS began inter-school football play. During the Great Depression, many schools cut their terms or lost their accreditation, the state of Florida ran out of money, but MHS was able to stay open thanks to taxes paid by area phosphate firms. In 1955, the current school was constructed on 65 acres of land given by Virginia-Carolina Chemical Corporation and International Minerals and Chemical Corporation. John Vincent Atanasoff, 1920 graduate: Inventor of the electronic digital computer. Graduated after two years.

Dedrick Dodge: safety in the National Football League from 1991-1998. Kenny Howes: musician Bob Murphy, 1962 graduate: Professional golfer and sportscaster. J. T. Ready, 1992 graduate: Notable neo-Nazi. Official website MHS–related news at The Ledger newspaper Football History