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The Breathing Method

The Breathing Method is a novella by American writer Stephen King released as part of his Different Seasons collection in 1982. It is placed in the section entitled "A Winter's Tale". David, the narrator of the frame tale, is a middle-aged Manhattan lawyer. At the invitation of a senior partner, he joins a strange men's club where the members, in addition to reading and playing pool and chess, like to tell stories, some of which range into the bizarre and macabre; the club and its butler are featured in King's short story "The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands". One Thursday before Christmas, the elderly physician Dr. Emlyn McCarron tells a story about an episode that took place early in his long and varied career: that of a patient, Sandra Stansfield, determined to give birth to her illegitimate child, no matter what, despite financial problems and social disapproval. McCarron comes to admire her bravery and humor, the implication is that he has fallen a bit in love with her. Sandra masters Dr. McCarron's unusual breathing method intended to help her through childbirth.

However, when she goes into labor and is on the way to the hospital on an icy winter night, her taxi crashes and she is decapitated. McCarron realizes that Sandra is somehow still alive, her lungs in her decapitated body are still pumping air, as her head, some feet away, is working to sustain the breathing method so that the baby can be born. McCarron manages to deliver the infant well. On a sweet but haunting end note, Sandra whispers "Thank you"—her severed head mouthing the words, which are distortedly heard from the throat jutting from her headless body. McCarron is able to tell her that her baby is a boy and to see that she has registered this before she dies. McCarron and his office nurse pay for the woman's burial; the child is adopted, but despite the confidential nature of adoption records, McCarron is able to keep track of him over the years. When the man is "not yet 45", an accomplished college professor, McCarron arranges to meet him socially. "He had his mother's determination, gentlemen," he tells the club members, "and his mother's hazel eyes."

"The Breathing Method" was a finalist for the 1983 World Fantasy Award for Best Novella. A movie adaptation of "The Breathing Method" has been announced, with Scott Derrickson directing. Stephen King short fiction bibliography

Nenagh Kemp

Nenagh M. Kemp is a psychologist with the University of Tasmania, she is a specialist in the acquisition and use of spoken and written language. She is the associate editor for Reading and Writing, she is a member of the editorial board of Scientific Studies of Reading. She has carried out research into the effect of text messaging on literacy about which she jointly wrote a book, published in 2014. Text Messaging and Literacy - The Evidence. Routledge, Abingdon, 2014. ISBN 978-0-415-68716-4 Kemp N, "Texting versus txtng: reading and writing text messages, links with other linguistic skills", Writing Systems Research, 2, pp. 53–71. ISSN 1758-6801 Kemp N. M. Bryant P. "Do beez buzz? Rule-based and frequency-based knowledge in learning to spell plural -s", Child Development, 74, pp. 63–74. ISSN 0009-3920 "Nenagh Kemp - University of Tasmania, Hobart - on ResearchGate - Expertise: Psycholinguistics, Behavioural Science, Developmental Psychology". ResearchGate. Retrieved 11 December 2017. Kemp, Nenagh. "Text-messaging isn't, ruining young people's grammar". Retrieved 11 December 2017

Mammal Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences

The Mammal Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences is a research institution located in the heart of Europe’s best preserved lowland forest, Białowieża Primeval Forest in Poland. The mission of the Institute is to acquire and disseminate knowledge of the natural patterns and processes in order to improve the basis for effective nature conservation activities and sustainable development; the Institute pursues its mission by conducting research on all aspects of mammalian biology, publishing in renowned scientific journals, developing international scientific co-operation, providing academic training, offering advice for governmental and non-governmental organisations, interacting with the general public. The Mammal Research Institute was founded in 1952 and is an independent research institution of the Biology Department of the Polish Academy of Sciences; the Institute conducts research in morphology, systematics, population genetics, physiology and ecology of mammals. From 1952-2006, researchers from the Institute published over 1400 scientific papers.

The list of international journals, where the research papers were published, exceeds 60 titles and includes the world’s leading biological, ecological and nature conservation journals. Since 2003 the Institute has attained status as a European Union Centre of Excellence and in 2006 was assessed as one of the Poland’s 5 best scientific institutions in the field of biology. MRI's home page

Sessue Hayakawa

Kintaro Hayakawa, known professionally as Sessue Hayakawa, was a Japanese actor and a matinée idol. He was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood during the silent film era of the 1910s and early 1920s. Hayakawa was the first actor of Asian descent to achieve stardom as a leading man in the United States and Europe, his "broodingly handsome" good looks and typecasting as a sexually dominant villain made him a heartthrob among American women during a time of racial discrimination, he became one of the first male sex symbols of Hollywood. He made his breakthrough in The Cheat, thereafter became famous for his roles as a forbidden lover. Hayakawa was a paid star of his time, earning $3,500 a week in 1919 and $2 million through his own production company from 1918 to 1920; because of rising anti-Japanese sentiment and business difficulties, Hayakawa left Hollywood in 1922 and performed on Broadway and in Japan and Europe for many years before making his Hollywood comeback in Daughter of the Dragon.

Of his talkies, Hayakawa is best known for his role as Colonel Saito in The Bridge on the River Kwai, for which he earned a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Hayakawa starred in over 80 feature films, three of his films stand in the United States National Film Registry. Hayakawa was born Kintaro Hayakawa in the village of Nanaura, now part of a town called Chikura, in the city of Minamibōsō in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, on June 10, 1886. From a young age he took on English studies in preparation, his father was a head of fishermen's union with some wealth. He had five siblings. From an early age, Hayakawa's family intended him to become an officer in the Imperial Japanese Navy. However, while a student at the naval academy in Etajima, he swam to the bottom of a lagoon on a dare and ruptured his eardrum; the injury caused him to fail the navy physical. His father felt shame and embarrassment by his son's failure and this drove a wedge between them; the strained relationship drove the 18-year-old Hayakawa to attempt seppuku.

One evening, Hayakawa prepared the venue. He put his dog outside and attempted to uphold his family's samurai tradition by stabbing himself more than 30 times in the abdomen; the barking dog brought Hayakawa's parents to the scene and his father used an axe to break down the door, saving his life. After he recovered from the suicide attempt, Hayakawa moved to the United States and began to study political economics at the University of Chicago to fulfill his family's new wish that he become a banker. While a student, he played quarterback for the football team and was once penalized for using jujitsu to bring down an opponent. Hayakawa graduated from the University of Chicago in 1912, subsequently made plans to return to Japan, he awaited a transpacific steamship. During his stay, he discovered the Japanese Theatre in Little Tokyo and became fascinated with acting and performing plays, it was around this time that Hayakawa first assumed the stage name Sessue, meaning "snowy field". One of the productions in which Hayakawa performed was called The Typhoon.

Tsuru Aoki, a member of the acting troupe, was so impressed with Hayakawa's abilities and enthusiasm that she enticed film producer Thomas H. Ince to see the play. Ince offered to turn it into a silent film with the original cast. Anxious to return to Japan, Hayakawa tried to dissuade Ince by requesting the then-astronomic fee of $500 a week, but Ince agreed to his request; however according to Daisuke Miyao, professor of Japanese language and literature at UC San Diego, Hayakawa’s turn to acting was in reality less dramatic. There are no records of him at University of Chicago, in course enrollments or football team rosters or otherwise, his acting career followed a series of odd jobs in California: dishwasher, ice cream vendor, factory worker. His theatrical appearances seemed like another temporary pursuit. Author Orie Nakagawa writes that Hayakawa had always aimed to go to California, his plan being to first help his older brother, working in San Francisco, that it was only his father who had convinced him to study at Chicago, so Hayakawa left his studies in his first year to head where he wanted to go in the first place.

The Typhoon became an instant hit and was followed by two additional pictures produced by Ince, The Wrath of the Gods co-starring Hayakawa's new wife and The Sacrifice. With Hayakawa's rising stardom, Jesse L. Lasky soon offered Hayakawa a contract, which he accepted, making him part of Famous Players-Lasky. Hayakawa's second film for Famous Players-Lasky was The Cheat, directed by Cecil B. DeMille; the Cheat co-starred Fannie Ward as Hayakawa's love interest and was a huge success, making Hayakawa a romantic idol and sex symbol to the female movie-going public. "It caused a sensation," says Stephen Gong, the executive director of San Francisco's Center for Asian American Media. "The idea of the rape fantasy, forbidden fruit, all those taboos of race and sex—it made him a movie star. And his most rabid fan base was white women." With his popularity and "broodingly handsome" good looks, Hayakawa commanded a salary that reached over $3,500 a week at the height of his fame in 1919. In 1917, he built his residence, a castle-styled mansion, at the corner of Franklin Avenue and Argyle Street in Hollywood, a local landmark until it was demolished in 1956.

Following The Cheat, Haya

Yerragondapalem (SC) (Assembly constituency)

Yerragondapalem Assembly constituency is a scheduled caste reserved constituency in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the seven assembly segments of Ongole Lok Sabha constituency, along with Darsi, Kondapi, Markapuram and Kanigiri; as of 25 March 2019, there a total of 200,379 electors in the constituency. In 2019 state assembly election, Audimulapu Suresh was elected as an MLA of the constituency, representing the YSR Congress Party. 2009 - Adimulapu Suresh - Indian National Congress 2014 - David Raju Palaparthi - YSR Congress party 2019 - Adimulapu Suresh - YSR Congress party List of constituencies of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly

Barclay Tagg

Barclay Tagg is an American thoroughbred horse trainer. A 1961 graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Animal Husbandry, he is best known for conditioning Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Jockey Club Gold Cup winner Funny Cide. Horses in Tagg's stable have included Showing Up and Nobiz Like Shobiz. Barclay trains spending spring in New York and winter in Florida. A steeplechase jockey, Tagg won his first race in 1972 at Old Liberty Park, he has been a journeyman trainer for many years, with Funny Cide became the first trainer to win the Kentucky Derby in his first attempt since Cam Gambolati with Spend a Buck in 1985.