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Tientos (Flamenco)

Tientos is a flamenco Andalusian palo which has a rhythm consisting of 4 beats. It is in the same family as the Tangos, but slower and with different topics and mood; every Tientos becomes a Tangos at the end of the song/dance. Traditionally, cantaor El Marrurro has been considered one of the creators of this style. Enrique el Mellizo gave it the modern form. Other famous cantaores who interpreted this style were Pastora Pavón. Like many Cante Jondo, traditional Tientos lyrics tend to be pathetic and speak about the lack of love and revenge. Dancers strive to capture this mood in their solos, it can be danced by a woman. The structure is similar to most Flamenco dances and can be broken down as follows: Guitar intro Song intro Footwork intro and llamada First letra, punctuated by a footwork during the respiro ‑ a break in the song after the second line of letra Guitar falsetta Escobilla Second letra Second escobilla Subida Macho or Tangos to close The compás of Tientos has a 4/4 time signature like the Tangos, but with the above 2 ways of accents.

A simple one and more complicated one. Tientos in its simple point of view: Four-count rhythm with an added beat on the'and' count of the second beat. 1++++ 1+++ Tientos in its less simple point of view: Each beat is broken into triplets, that added beat after beat two is on the "a" of the triplet. 1+a++a+a The standard palmas for both Tientos and Tangos are:1+2+3+4+ or 1 2+3 4 The basic compás for Tientos on the guitar can be performed with the same basic chords associated with the Tangos: |Bb |A |Bb |A | |Dm |C |Bb |A | Passing chords are added to this basic pattern to create the harmony for the Letra: Bb |A |Bb |A | double time |Bb |Bb |A |A | a tempo |Dm |Dm |Dm |G7 |C | |F |Bb |Bb |A | |C |F |Bb |A |Bb |A |

Dark Summer (film)

Dark Summer is a 2015 American supernatural horror film directed by Paul Solet and written by Mike Le. The film stars Keir Gilchrist, Stella Maeve, Maestro Harrell, Grace Phipps, Peter Stormare. Gilchrist plays a teenager, restricted to house arrest after stalking a female classmate online. After she commits suicide, he becomes convinced, it was released on January 9, 2015. Daniel Austin, 17, has been placed under house arrest for stalking classmate Mona Wilson and hacking into all of her accounts on social media. Under the terms of his house arrest, he is not allowed visits from unaccompanied minors nor is he allowed access to his computer or the internet, his I. P. address has been tagged so as to alert authorities. As his mother is away on business, he is alone in the house. Daniel's parole officer, explains that Daniel's monitoring tag will go off if he goes past the edge of the front lawn. If he does not retreat within five seconds, he will be arrested. Daniel mentions hearing of someone under house arrest who cut off their foot to get the monitoring tag off so they could flee to Mexico.

Despite the restrictions placed on Daniel, his friends Abby Feller and Kevin Dowdle visit and bring him a tablet so that he can access a neighbor's internet connection and Skype his mother. As the three converse by the pool, it is rather clear. Daniel explains that he wasn't interested in Mona but developed an obsession - overnight; when he is about to Skype his mother, Abby contacts him instead. After a brief conversation, he receives an incoming Skype call from Mona Wilson, who kills herself on camera. Following this incident, Daniel keeps seeing Mona in the house. Daniel and his friends attempt a seance to contact the spirit of Mona; the idea is. Instead and Kevin stab Abby through the hand with their pens, she is lifted up and dragged across the wall. Afterwards, we see. After more supernatural events and Kevin head over to the dead girl's house, they are looking for a personal item of Mona's they can use as part of a ritual to help her move on to the afterlife. When they arrive at the house, they find it empty.

They break in and, guided by Daniel who has a blueprint of the house, they head to Mona's room, bare apart from a blood-stained mattress. They realize, with Daniel's help, that there is a false wall at the back of a closet which leads to a secret room which contains a number of strange artifacts and a large number of photos of Daniel. One of the items they find has a strange symbol embossed on it. Daniel finds out what it uses the name of the symbol as the password to Mona's cloud account. There he finds a folder called ` Daniel', it turns out that Mona secretly had a crush on Daniel, had been obsessively stalking him for a long time. She put a spell on Daniel to make him fall in love with her, it worked, but he was too shy to contact her, so Mona used a second spell so that her spirit could enter into Daniel's body alongside his own spirit so they would be together. There are five steps to the spell, the first of, Mona's suicide, they realize. Abby therefore takes the last step. However, Abby has unwittingly carried out the previous steps of the spell so performing the last step brings Mona's spirit into her body.

While they are cleaning up after the failed seance, now possessing Abby, kills Kevin and knocks Daniel out. Gagging him with duct tape, she cuts off Daniel's leg so she can remove his house arrest monitor and abduct him without notice; when Stokes visits, he sees the severed leg on the floor and just thinks Daniel has absconded, as he described when he was first fitted with the tag. In a post-credits scene, still possessed by Mona's spirit, is seen driving a gagged Daniel out of town while he lets out muffled screams. IFC Films gave the film a limited release on January 9, 2015. Shout! Factory released it on DVD and Blu-ray on July 7, 2015. Review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes gave Dark Summer an approval rating of 29% based on 24 reviews; the average rating is 4.52/10. Metacritic rated it 31/100. Dark Summer on IMDb

William B. Kouwenhoven

William Bennet Kouwenhoven known as the "Father of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation," is famous for his development of the closed-chest cardiac massage and his invention of the cardiac defibrillator. After obtaining his doctorate degree in engineering from the Karlsruhe Technische Hochschule in Germany, Kouwenhoven began his career as the dean at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Kouwenhoven focused his research on improving and saving lives of patients through the application of electricity. With the help and cooperation of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine's Department of Surgery and an Edison Electric Institution grant, Kouwenhoven was able to develop a closed-chest defibrillator. For his contributions to the field of medical science, he became the first recipient of an honorary degree conferred by the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Two years before his death, Kouwenhoven was awarded the Albert Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research. William Bennet Kouwenhoven was born in Brooklyn, NY, on January 13, 1886.

Kouwenhoven attended the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn beginning in 1903. As a college freshman, Kouwenhoven was intrigued by the relationship between electricity and medicine, which became the topics for his English thesis. Three years he graduated with a BA in electrical engineering. In 1907, he earned his MS in mechanical engineering and began teaching physics and electrical engineering at the institute. In 1910, Kouwenhoven married Abigail Baxter Remsen and traveled to Germany to study at the Karlsruhe Technische Hochschule. Kowenhoven had only one child. After obtaining his doctorate in engineering in 1913, Kouwenhoven moved back to the United States, he taught engineering at Washington University in St. Louis for a year. In 1914, William Kouwenhoven was hired as a professor at Johns Hopkins University's School of Engineering, his research interests consisted of the effects of electricity on cardiac arrest. By 1919, he worked as an associate professor at Johns Hopkins and was promoted to full professor in 1930.

Kouwenhoven was able to hold that position for 24 years during his tenure at Johns Hopkins. Due to the success of his research, Kouwenhoven was promoted to an administrative position as the Dean of Johns Hopkins University's School of Engineering from 1938 to 1954. During his tenure as dean, Kouwenhoven developed and perfected his most famous project on the electric cardiac defibrillator. At the age of 68, William Kouwenhoven retired as dean but continued to focus on his medical research at Hopkins after retirement. By the end of his career at Hopkins, Kouwenhoven was awarded with two awards for his work at the institution: the Edison Medal and the Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award. Kouwenhoven's colleagues and family members recall him as a "fascinating guy. According to Guy Knickerbocker, one of Kouwenhoven's electrical engineering students, Kouwenhoven's nickname'Wild Bill' "carried some credibility. Being brought up in Brooklyn, he was colorful. On the other hand, he had a generous side."

One of Kouwenhoven's grandchildren, Nick Kouwenhoven who works for Tessco Technologies in Baltimore, remembers his grandfather to be "an intense and competitive man. As a teacher, he was known for being demanding, but...he secretly paid for kids who showed promise to go to school." Further statements by Nick reveal. Was always trying to improve upon his work. Many family dinners included his graduate students, the conversation turned to the subject of their work." Gil Kaisler was amongst one of these graduate students and had helped design the original portable AC generator used to build the closed-chest defibrillator. According to Kaisler, Kouwenhoven was a builder of things from the ground up, he excelled as a teacher and administrator, but in the far grander scale, he did something to help countless people." By the 20th century, electricity was integrated into society. Due to his interest in the field, William Kouwenhoven began to rewire old houses with electricity when he was college graduate.

However, a problem arose when utility linemen, who were setting up electricity lines, started to die from ventricular fibrillation. William Kouwenhoven's research focused on the effects of electricity on the heart, he wanted to develop an instrument that would revive or shock the heart without invasive surgery; the first procedures were done on rats and dogs, but both investigations failed to produce groundbreaking results. In 1925, the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health was offered a $10,000 award by the Consolidated Edison of New York in collaboration with Simon Flexner and the Rockefeller Institute to investigate and examine the effects of electricity on the human body; the principal investigator of this Consolidated Edison study, Johns Hopkins neurologist Othello Langworthy, brought William Kouwenhoven, the professor of electrical engineering, to this team. By 1928, Kouwenhoven and his team were able to observe AC shock on the heart, they noticed that when low-voltage shocks were applied to the heart, ventricular fibrillation was induced.

Kouwenhoven discovered that high voltage shocks from the electrodes placed on the rats' heads resulted in the heart to stop pumping blood because the lungs had shut down completely. Another method Kouwenhoven used to revive the hearts of rats was by giving CPR and massaging their chests. However, this failed because massaging the chests resulted in the paralysis of the rats due to their crushed cervi

Goldline International

Goldline, LLC was a retail seller of gold and silver coins, other precious metals for investors and collectors. Goldline traced its formation to a Deak & Co. subsidiary created in 1960, a firm that in the late 1970s was the largest storefront gold retailer and went into bankruptcy in the 1980s. The company was bought and sold several times in the ensuing years; the company sold its assets to A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. in August 2017. Nicholas Deak, a Hungarian immigrant, founded Deak & Co. in 1939 and served in the OSS during World War II. Deak & Co. specialized in foreign exchange, gold coins and bullion, was considered a pioneer in the business. By the early 1980s, the company was the largest retailer of gold bullion and the oldest and largest retail foreign exchange dealer in the United States. While Deak described himself as a gold bug, the company felt the strain of growing too during the gold economic bubble which burst by 1982. At that point, they planned on expanding into the wholesale market, offering services to companies instead of the public.

The company was the country's leading seller of South Africa's Krugerrand before it was pressured to halt sales because of South Africa's apartheid system in 1985. In 1984, Deak & Co. faced allegations from the President's Commission on Organized Crime that they laundered money for Latin American drug traffickers, facilitated the Lockheed bribery scandals, smuggled currency from the Philippines. As a result, shortly thereafter, Deak & Co. declared bankruptcy. In 1985, the company was purchased by a Singapore lawyer for $52 million — the most valued asset was Deak's Swiss bank. In 1986, the foreign exchange and gold business was sold to Australia's Martin Properties Ltd. for $12 million. In the following year, the company was transferred to New Zealand based NZI and expanded its gold coin dealerships by one-third. At the same time, Deak Investor Services, Inc. changed its name to Deak International Goldline Ltd. Due to the 1987 worldwide market crash, the company foundered, was sold to the London-based Thomas Cook Group in August 1990 for $10–$12 million.

Several months afterward, Deak International Goldline Ltd. was bought by A-Mark Precious Metals Inc, a wholesaler dealer in precious metals, thereby adding a retail presence. In 1992, Deak International Goldline Ltd. changed its name to Goldline International, Inc. and Mark Albarian became president. In 1994, Goldline acquired the assets of Gold & Silver Emporium, in 1998, acquired Dreyfus Precious Metals, Inc. the precious metal brokerage and storage subsidiary of the Dreyfus Corporation. In 2005, the A-Mark Corporation sold Goldline to three investor groups, each of which acquire minority stakes: Prudential Capital, Goldline management, Goldline’s former chairman. Two years Goldline moved its headquarters and trading floor across Santa Monica, California to offices at the Water Garden complex. In 2009, CIVC, a Chicago-based private equity company, acquires controlling interest in Goldline by purchasing the stakes owned by Prudential Capital and Goldline’s former chairman. Goldline management increases its stake.

This transaction was worth over $50 million. In August 2017, Goldline sold its assets to Inc.. The newly formed company is called Goldline, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. Goldline was a retail seller of gold coins, silver coins, bullion bars and bullion coins, special collections and other precious metals for investors and collectors. According to the Los Angeles Business Journal, in 2009, Goldline had more than 300 employees and sales revenue of $825 million which the newspaper said made it the "6th fastest growing company" in Los Angeles County, California for 2010 Goldline sold its assets in 2017 and ceased business as a precious metals dealer. Goldline advertised through a variety of marketing channels including the Internet and television. Former Director of the United States Mint and Democratic Congressman Jay W. Johnson was Goldline's television spokesperson from June 2009 until his death in October of that same year. John Mercanti, the retired 12th Chief Engraver of the U.

S. Mint, was a Goldline spokesperson. Goldline's television advertising included cable networks such as CNN, CNBC, Fox News, History International and Fox Business. Goldline had been the sponsor of the shows of a number of conservative radio and television hosts, including The American Advisor, The Glenn Beck Program, The Laura Ingraham Show, The Fred Thompson Show, The Huckabee Report, The Lars Larson Show, The Monica Crowley Show, The Mark Levin Show, The Alan Colmes Show. In 2009, Goldline incorrectly labeled Glenn Beck as a "paid spokesman" on its website which raised concerns with his employer, Fox News, which prohibits such a relationship. Prior to his Fox News employment, Beck had appeared in a Goldline website video; the late night satirical television program The Daily Show with Jon Stewart has skewered the relationship, in 2010 some alleged that there is a conflict of interest which both Beck and Goldline deny. In 2010 Congressman New York Representative Anthony Weiner criticized the advertising relationship between Goldline and certain conservative commentators calling it an “unholy alliance”.

Goldline maintained. The company sold over the phone, via Internet, in person to customers responding to an advertisement, it called past customers when new collectibles arrived but did not cold call prospective clients. Purchases were made by credit card, cash, or wire transfer. Prices ranged from as low as 5% for bullion coin

Yemenite step

The Yemenite step is a dance step used in Jewish dancing and Israeli folk dancing. Yemenite step is a popular dance performed Jews during other Jewish occasions; the basic Tza'ad Temani step provides a swaying movement that changes the dancer's direction of motion, although the dancer may face forward throughout the step. It is a sideways movement, but may be done moving backward and forward, it consists of three steps, with a short pause on the final step for a "quick, slow" tempo. The most common variations are known as a right Temani, left Temani; each of these names specifies both the direction of the first movement, the foot on which the movement begins. The following description of the right Yemenite step explains the footwork and direction of movement: Beginning with weight on left foot, step sideways to the right. Weight moves right, onto the right foot. Shift weight left, onto the left foot, which may stay in place or move backward. Cross right foot in front of and past the left foot, step on right foot.

Weight moves left, onto the right foot. Hold. Weight stays on right foot. Left leg remains behind and to the right, with toe on the ground for balance. Reversing the above footwork and direction of movement will give the details of the left Yemenite step. Dance teachers have applied the name Yemenite to steps that differ from the classic Yemenite step but retain enough similarity to make the name helpful for teaching or descriptive purposes, thus the back Yemenite, the name of which specifies the direction of the first movement and can be expanded to specify the starting foot. Some teachers may use phrases such as Yemenite-hop, or Yemenite-pivot to describe an otherwise-normal Yemenite step that ends with the specified movement rather than a hold. Folk dance International folk dance Israeli folk dancing Dance in Shalom. "Repertoire and Social Meaning in the Wedding Dances of a Yemenite Jewish Village in Israel". Dance Research Journal. Congress on Research in Dance. 17: 55–63. JSTOR 1478082. "Ha'eer Beafor" dance description