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Sussex Drive

Sussex Drive is a major street in Ottawa, Ontario and one of the city's major ceremonial and institutional routes. Running parallel to the Ottawa River, Sussex Drive begins at Rideau Street at the north end of Colonel By Drive, running north and bending northeast until MacKay Street, where it becomes the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway. Sussex is a famous street in the capital, as it is home to the Prime Minister's residence at 24 Sussex Drive and home to the Governor General's residence at Rideau Hall at 1 Sussex Drive. Located on Sussex are Ottawa's former city hall on Green Island, which includes Earnscliffe, a number of prominent embassies such as those of France, Saudi Arabia and the United States. Other landmarks along Sussex are Major's Hill Park, the National Gallery of Canada, the Former Geological Survey of Canada Building, the Royal Canadian Mint, Rideau Falls Park, the Peacekeeping Monument, the National Laboratories, the Connaught Building, the John G. Diefenbaker Building, the Lester B. Pearson Building, home to Foreign Affairs Canada, the Archives of the Dominion Building, home to the Global Centre for Pluralism, 700 Sussex Drive, a residential condo and retail complex.

The most significant recent addition to Sussex Drive, having been opened on December 6, 2008, is the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, a representative building for His Highness the Aga Khan. Sussex was three different streets; the section in the Byward Market was named Metcalfe Street, the portion east of the Rideau River was known as Ottawa Street. The centre portion, named for Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, was known as Sussex Street. Sussex Street was renamed Sussex Drive in 1967. In the 1960s the National Capital Commission launched a beautification campaign through the market section of the street. Beginning in 1961, the held buildings were purchased by the government and restored to their original appearances; the governments of Canada and the United Kingdom and the CANLOAN Army Officers Association erected a memorial on 3 June 1961 on the east side of Sussex Drive in Ottawa, Ontario dedicated to the memory of the 128 CANLOAN fatalities within the 673 that served in the British Army during the Second World War.

Through the Byward Market area, Sussex is a northbound one-way arterial road, before joining up at the Alexandra Bridge approach where it becomes a four-lane principal arterial road, with a speed limit of 50 km/h south of the bend and 60 km/h north and east of the bend. Just before becoming the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway, Sussex narrows to a two-lane rural-standard parkway. Google Maps: Sussex Drive Confederation Boulevard Rideau Street Wellington Street

Great Himalaya Trails

The Great Himalaya Trail is a route across the Himalayas from east to west. The original concept of the Great Himalaya Trail was to establish a single long distance trekking trail from the east end to the west end of Nepal that includes a total of 1,700 kilometers long path. There is a proposed trail of more than 4,500 kilometres stretching the length of the Greater Himalaya range from Nanga Parbat in Jammu & Kashmir to Namche Barwa in Tibet thus passing through, Nepal and Tibet. Although an actual continuous route is only a concept, if completed it would be the longest and highest alpine hiking track in the world. In November 2014, cross-country hikes of Nepal and Bhutan sections have been undertaken by a well-funded international non-governmental organization and visiting some of the most remote communities on earth, it would pass through the diverse landscapes found in the region including valleys and landscapes. Nepal's proposed GHT has 10 sections comprising a network of lower routes; the GHT can be mapped out through existing routes, but these routes may not provide a continuous and uninterrupted trail.

In 2011 British legendary ultra trail runner Lizzy Hawker failed. She is trying again starting mid September 2016 from East Kanchenjunga BC lasting 45 days; the proposed trail links together a range of the less explored tourism destinations of Nepal's mountain region. The trekking route crosses both well-known areas as well as other lesser-known sites that are poor but have enormous tourism potential; the purpose of developing the trail was to promote socioeconomic benefits to mountain communities. The Great Himalaya Trail covers 16 districts, ranging from Dolpa that connects with the Tibetan plateau, to Darchula, which borders India. Trekking in Nepal is a major attraction for tourists, but popular destinations have been limited to the regions of Solukhumbu, Everest and Langtang; the route offers diversity in terms of landscapes and fauna, people and culture: from snow leopards to red pandas. The formation of a trail along the Greater Himalaya Range was precluded by access restrictions to certain areas in Nepal and Bhutan requiring detours into the mid-hills away from the Greater Himalaya Range.

These access restrictions were eased or lifted, in 2002, with further restrictions being lifted in border areas of Nepal, it became feasible for the first time. Many expeditions have walked great distances across the Himalaya including: 1981: Peter Hillary, Chhewang Tashi and Graeme Dingle walked from Sikkim to the Karakoram. 1981–82: Hugh Swift and Arlene Blum completed a nine-month traverse from Bhutan to Ladakh in India. 1983: British brothers Richard and Adrian Crane ran the Himalayas, from Kanchenjunga to Nanga Parbat in less than 100 days. The route required a large deviation from the Great Himalaya Range to cross the Nepal-India border. 1990: Sorrell Wilby and Chris Ciantar made a traverse from Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh. 1992: Brandon Wilson and Cheryl Wilson trekked 1,000 km on horseback from Lhasa, Tibet to Kathmandu, Nepal over 40 days. The Tibet border re-opened to travelers a day, their adventure/peace trek is documented in the book Yak Butter Blues. 1994: From October 21 to December 1, 1994, French runners Paul-Eric Bonneau and Bruno Poirier clocked up 2,100 km and 55,000 meters of altitude, crossing from East to West, from Pashupatinagar to Mahakali, traversing in sometimes difficult weather conditions.

1997: Alexandre Poussin and Sylvain Tesson walked a 5,000 km route from Bhutan to Tajikistan. They completed it in six months. 2003: Rosie Swale-Pope ran the length of Nepal in the mid-hills and Great Himalaya range with a support team, covering an estimated 1,700 km in 68 days to raise money for the Nepal Trust charity. 2007: Dr Gillian Holdsworth walked across Nepal with guide, Sonam Sherpa, to raise money for the Britain Nepal Medical Trust. 2008–09: Nepal's Great Himalaya Trail route was first walked over two seasons by a team led by Robin Boustead, who did five years of research treks before walking the route. The walk took a total of 162 days and is documented in a book of the same title.. In acknowledgements to this book, the author mentions a team of three Sherpas named Pema Tshiri Sherpa, Lakpa Dendi Sherpa and Karma Sherpa who trekked with him "every step of the way." 2010: Sean Burch, multiple Guinness World record holder, set an official world record by crossing an outlined idea of the Great Himalaya Trail in 49 days, 6 hours and 8 minutes.

2010: Three young travelers Dipesh Joshi, Surose Dangol, Raju Maharjan from a group named The Pathfinders completed Nepal's great Himalayan Trail section in one go. 2011: Justin Lichter and Shawn Forry were attempting to walk'8000 m East to 8000 m West' from Kanchenjunga to Nanga Parbat, they wrote a book after the walk. 2011: Sunil Tamang solo-hiked an outlined area of the Great Himalaya Trail from Kanchenjunga in the east to Rara Lake in western Nepal in 128 days on his own route starting on his 20th birthday making him the youngest person to hike the so-called trail. 2012: Apa Sherpa, in April 2012,successfully led the first expedition to complete the Great Himalaya Trail along with 3 companions, a 1,700-kilometre trek spanning the entire length of the Nepalese Himalayas. The Great Himalaya Trail is considered to be one of the world's most difficult treks. Apa Sherpa and his three companions set off in January on the Climate Smart Celebrity Trek, an expedition promoting tourism and highlighti

Hitting mechanics

In baseball, hitting mechanics studies the biomechanical motion that governs the swing of a baseball player. The goal of biomechanics in hitting during baseball training is to study and improve upon the physics involved in hitting; this includes optimizing a player's swing for either maximizing their "bat speed" or time for plate coverage. There is a wide range of batting stances and mechanics that are developed through individual preferences. However, when comparing among experienced baseball players, their batting mechanics approach are similar. Hitters have a wide variation of swings, but in the end staying balanced and having stable posture is the most important aspect of hitting a baseball. If the hitter becomes unbalanced throughout the swing the chance of making solid contact with the baseball is slim. Once balanced throughout the swing, bat speed comes into the next most important aspect of the baseball swing; the faster the bat speed, the faster the ball will come off the bat. Furthermore, researchers have long established.

Most notably, one can logically assume that a faster swing will result in the ball traveling farther. A 3-6% increase in bat speed can affect the distance a ball travels after contact in competition. In terms of simple physics and mathematics, the conservation of momentum and a kinematic equation reinforces this idea.:: A study used an intensive mathematical program to confirm that ball exit velocity is indeed dependent on linear bat velocity. These findings and observations confirm. In a research done by Welsh and et al. for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sport Physical Therapy, they found that every baseball player goes through three critical phases during their swing. The three phases are foot off, foot down, ball contact. In addition, they found that maximum hip rotation happens right after foot down and maximum bat velocity before ball contact; these are significant markers since the hips generate the power needed for the bat speed which determines the distance the ball travels. Most biomechanics research hypothesis involving baseball takes those parameters as key values that can determine the success of a hitter.

Furthermore, a hitter's mechanics will includes an initial short “windup” motion and a final follow through phase that completes the motion. From the anatomic position, a common baseball player batting from the right side will exhibit these movements before the pitch; the hitter will start with both knees and elbows in flexion and adducted. In addition, the shoulder will be elevated, hand medially rotated, right arm abducted, left arm adducted, fingers full flexed around the bat, neck externally rotated towards the pitcher. During the pitcher's windup, the hitter will continue to flex his/her left knee and extend their left ankle off the ground while rotating their hips away from the pitcher. After the pitch is thrown, the hitter will fully extend their elbows, left knee, left ankle while rotating their hips towards the pitcher. After perceived ball contact, the hips continue to rotate along with continue extension towards hyperextension of the elbow. Basic Hitting Mechanics

Népszínház Street 37

The residential building of number 37, Népszínház street, is located in the 8th district of Budapest, Hungary, on the odd side of the street between Nagyfuvaros and Kisfuvaros street. Its neighboring buildings are number 35 Ruchlinder house, built between 1911-1912 based on Béla Málnai and Haász's plan, number 39 Atlas City Hotel, owned by Mellow Mood Hotels; the building is 600 meters away from the "Blaha Lujza tér" metro line 2 station and tram lines 4 and 6, 150 meters away from the "II. János Pál pápa tér" station of metro line 4, 100 meters away from the stops of tram lines 28, 28A, 37, 37A and 62 as well as from the stops of bus lines 99 and 217E; the building was built between 1909 and 1911, with signs of Art Nouveau and Art déco, on the behalf of Ármin Goldberger and his wife based on the plans of Béla Löffler and Sándor Löffler. The Löffler brothers, Sándor "Samu" Löffler and Béla Löffler, were architects in the turn of the century, in the early modernist era. In 1906, they opened an architectural office in Budapest and with many of their works contributed to Budapest's cultural history and its cityscape, e.g.: 37 Népszínház Street, Magda Udvar in Mátyás tér 4.

Their most famous work is the plan of the orthodox Synagogue of Kazincy Street, finished in 1913, with which they gained acknowledgement and publicity. The Löffler brothers became successful architects of Budapest; the building was a so-called "Yellow-star house". The yellow-star houses were buildings in Budapest, which were appointed as residence for Jews, under the regulation 1944-IX/147.501-514 issued on 16 June 1944. The origin of the name is that under the regulation the entrance of the buildings had to be marked with the Star of David. In accordance with this regulation the Jews were obligated to wear yellow-stars as well; the picture "37 Népszínház Street – first façade plan 1909" shows the first draft made by the architects, rejected. It's not so "common", but on several occasions the investor did not like the first draft and requested a new façade from the architects. Népszínház utca Népszínház utca 37. Magyar Építőművészet 1911. 9. Edition


The Bhāvanākrama is a set of three Buddhist texts written in Sanskrit by the Indian Buddhist scholar yogi Kamalashila of Nalanda university. These works are the principal texts for mental development and the practice of shamatha and vipashyana in Tibetan Buddhism and have been "enormously influential"; the texts survive in full Tibetan translation, part 1 and 3 survive in Sanskrit. The Bhāvanākramas are one of the favorite texts of the 14th Dalai Lama, who has translated and written a commentary on the middle Bhk. According to Martin T. Adam "taken as a whole the Bhāvanākramas appear to constitute a kind of apology or justification for a gradualist approach to the Mahayana Buddhist goal of Awakening." In the Tibetan tradition they are seen as outlining Kamalashila's refutation of the Chinese Chan doctrine of sudden enlightenment, said to have occurred during a series of debates at Samye, Tibet's first Buddhist monastery. Kamalashila's main argument is that one must cultivate the causes and conditions which make the arrival of awakening possible.

Two aspects of the path are necessary, moral cultivation of the paramitas and "the discernment of reality" through the practice of tranquility and insight meditation. In Kamalashila's attacks against his opponents, he tries to show their approach is lacking elements of these two key aspects of cultivation and is thus a lower teaching or Sravakayana; the first book consists of a summary of Mahayana doctrine and teachings and the three kinds of wisdom, the second book focuses on cultivation and method and the third book explains the fruit of the meditative path - wisdom. Kamalashila opens the first book by stating: "The Bhāvanākramas is set forth with regard to the regulation of conduct of a beginner in the Mahayana sutras." Other important topics include compassion and the Bodhisattva stages. An overview of the path outlined by Kamalashila is as follows: Meditation on great compassion Generation of bodhicitta Importance of practice Practicing samatha Practicing vipassana Accumulation of merit Practice of skillful means Attainment of perfect enlightenment as a result by integrated practice of wisdom and compassion.

Stephen Beyer, Bhk 1. Yen. Geshe Sopa, Bhk 2, his Holiness the Dalai Lama, Bhk 2. Thrangu Rinpoche, Essential Practice: Lectures on Kamalashila's Stages of Meditation, Bhk 2. Robert F. Olson and Masao Ichishima, Bhk 2. Pannananda Shanna, all 3 books. Buddhist meditation Mahayana Samatha Vipassana Bhavana Krama, The Middle Meditation Stage Translated by Ven. Lhaktor and Lobsang Chophell Meditation and the Concept of Insight in Kamalashila's Bhavanakramas Bhk Translated by Parmananda Sharma

(Reach Up for The) Sunrise

" Sunrise" is a song recorded by English pop rock band Duran Duran. It was released as the lead single from their eleventh studio album and their 31st single overall, it was the first single since "A View to a Kill" in 1985 to feature all five of the original members of the band. Upon release, the song debuted and peaked at number five on the UK Singles Chart, giving the band their fourteenth top-ten hit in their native country, it was successful in Italy, where it reached number two, as well as in Denmark and Spain, peaking at number six in both countries. In the United States, the single topped the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart, Duran Duran's third and last song to do so; the single was released on 28 September 2004 in various markets. "Sunrise" peaked at number five on the UK Singles Chart in October 2004 and reached number one on the US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart on 4 December 2004. The Jason Nevins newly produced, it marked the band's first top ten since "Ordinary World" in the UK though its chart stay was only four weeks.

Elsewhere, the song reached number six in Denmark and Spain and number two in Italy, where it became the soundtrack of a telephone advertising campaign. The video was directed by Michael and Mark Polish, featured each band member on their own journey across various landscapes, only to be joined together on a stage before an intense sunrise for the chorus; each band member's storyline was filmed in a different film or digital format, creating a different look for each set of scenes. Several versions of the video were made available on the Internet, with each version focusing on the storyline of one band member; the band plays. Jason has co-production credit. Apart from the single, "Sunrise" has appeared on: Albums: Astronaut Singles: "What Happens Tomorrow" "Falling Down" CD: Epic / 675353 1 " Sunrise" - 3:24 - " Sunrise" - 5:44CD: Epic / 675353 2 " Sunrise" - 3:24 " Sunrise" - 4:15 " Sunrise" - 7:25 "Know It All" - 2:30 " Sunrise" - 3:24CD: Epic / 675273 2 " Sunrise" - 3:24 " Sunrise" - 5:44 " Sunrise" - 7:25 " Sunrise" - 5:55 "Know It All" - 2:30CD: Epic / 34K 71976 " Sunrise" - 3:24 "Know It All" - 2:303"CD: Epic / 6752733 " Sunrise" - 3:24 " Sunrise" - 5:55CD: Epic / ESK 56921 " Sunrise" - 3:24CD: Epic / DEP 835 DJ promo " Sunrise" - 7:25 " Sunrise" - 6:15 " Sunrise" - 5:55 " Sunrise" - 5:44 " Sunrise" - 4:15 " Sunrise" - 7:10 "Know It All" - 2:30CD: Epic / DJ promo " Sunrise" " Sunrise" " Sunrise" " Sunrise" Duran Duran Simon Le Bonvocals Nick Rhodeskeyboards John Taylorbass Andy Taylorguitar, backing vocals Roger Taylor – drumsAdditional musicians Sally Boyden – backing vocalsProduction Don Gilmore – producer, engineer Duran Duran – producer Nile Rodgers – vocal producer Jason Nevins – additional producer, engineer, mixer Jeremy Wheatley – mixing Daniel Mendez – engineer Francesco Cameli – assistant engineer Leon Zervos – masteringNotes ^ signifies an additional producer At the end of an episode of Las Vegas, the band appeared, performing the song in the Montecito as was normal during the Second Season.

As of 2005, the Jason Nevins newly produced version of the song is used in the beginning sequence of the television programme Sunrise on Seven Network in Australia. It was used in Telecom Italia Mobile commercials with Adriana Lima; the Jason Nevins version appeared on an episode of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy as well as the television soundtrack, released on Capitol Records. The Jason Nevins Club Mix is featured in the 2007 arcade game Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA 2. List of number-one dance singles of 2004 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics Official site Duran Duran Timeline: 2004 Duran Duran Collection: Sunrise