ASICS America – Running – Shoe Fit Chart

July 30th, 2009 | rz1231

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A running shoes (Asics Shoes) is designed to cradle the foot, and not just protect it from the pounding, but to optimize a runner’s gait in such a way that a person can run longer and faster without worrying about injury. At its most basic, a running shoe is made up of an outsole, midsole and upper. The outsole is the bottom of the shoe, that durable slab of rubber providing traction throughout the gait cycle. The midsole rests atop the outsole, and provides cushioning and stability. The upper is generally made of mesh, synthetic fabrics or leather, and cocoons the foot.

Just as every run is unique, so every running shoe is designed for a specific type of runner. When selecting a running shoe, take into account the frequency of your training and your performance level. A shoe should fit comfortably and snug, but should not be so tight that your toes press against the front of the shoe or the top of your foot aches from the laces being too tight. If you run a great deal, it might be a good idea to look for a shoe that features the GEL® Cushioning System in the heel and forefoot. Read the rest of this entry »

Nike finds its feminine side

July 30th, 2009 | rz1231

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Two years ago, Nike Inc. realized it needed to create a new retail concept to attract customers and solidify its position in the market. The museum-like NikeTown stores had been hugely successful in promoting the Nike brand, but their aggressive, larger-than-life ambience appeals primarily to men. Nike recognized it was missing opportunities to lure a huge segment of its target audience: women.

“We just weren’t communicating with her very well,” says John Hoke III, global creative director, Nike Brand. “We needed to extend the brand to that 51% of the population and establish a dialogue with all the female athletes out there.” NIKEgoddess, the new 6,000-sq.-ft. store at The Irvine Co.’s Fashion Island in Newport Beach, Calif., does just that. Read the rest of this entry »

Into the Blue

July 26th, 2009 | rz1231

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Into the Blue is a 2005 film starring Paul Walker and Jessica Alba. It was directed by John Stockwell. The film was distributed in North America by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Columbia Pictures, and was distributed overseas by 20th Century Fox. This film is loosely based on the 1977 film The Deep which is based on Peter Benchley’s novel of the same name.
Jared (Paul Walker) and Sam (Jessica Alba) are two lovers living a rustic life in a trailer, next to the beach in the Bahamas. Sam works as a guide in the local aquatic theme park, “Atlantis”, and Jared has worked a number of odd jobs in his field of passion, diving. His real dream, though, is finding one of many merchant and pirate ships lost in the waters around the Bahamas, many of them with large amounts of gold on board.

Jared’s friend Bryce (Scott Caan) and his girlfriend Amanda (Ashley Scott) come to visit, as Bryce, a lawyer in New York City, has acquired the use of a luxury vacation house from a client he defended. While snorkeling, Jared comes across artifacts that seem to stem from a ship wreck. The four of them investigate and find several other pieces that turn out to be the remains of a legendary French pirate ship, lost as the pirate made his getaway. Read the rest of this entry »

Teri Garr

July 26th, 2009 | rz1231

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Terry Ann “Teri” Garr (born December 11, 1944) is an American actress and comedienne.
Garr was born in Lakewood, Ohio. Her father, Eddie Garr (né Gonnoud), was a vaudeville performer, comedian and actor whose career peaked when he briefly took over the lead role in the Broadway drama Tobacco Road. Her mother, Phyllis Lind (née Emma Schmotzer), was a dancer, Rockette, wardrobe mistress, and model. Garr is a graduate of Magnificat High School, an all-girls Roman Catholic high school in Rocky River, Ohio.
Early in her career she was sometimes credited as Terri Garr, Terry Garr, Teri Hope, or Terry Carr. Garr’s movie debut was as an extra in 1963′s A Swingin’ Affair. She started out as a background dancer in uncredited roles for youth-oriented films like Pajama Party, a beach party film, and nine Elvis Presley features. Her first speaking role was a one-line appearance as a damsel in distress in The Monkees film Head written by Jack Nicholson. In 1974 she got her first significant film role in Francis Ford Coppola’s critically acclaimed The Conversation. She made her career breakthrough in the Mel Brooks hit comedy Young Frankenstein (1974). She then went on to appear in a string of highly successful films, often playing a housewife, in both comedies and dramas. Her most popular films include Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Oh, God! (1977), The Black Stallion (1979) and Mr. Mom (1983). In 1982 she was nominated for an Academy Award for her supporting role as Dustin Hoffman’s actress friend in Tootsie. Read the rest of this entry »

vagus nerve

July 24th, 2009 | rz1231

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The vagus nerve is the longest of the cranial nerve. Its name is derived from Latin meaning “wandering”. True to its name the vagus nerve wanders from the brain stem through organs in the neck, thorax and abdomen. The nerve exits the brain stem through rootlets in the medulla that are caudal to the rootlets for the ninth cranial nerve. The rootlets form the tenth cranial nerve and exit the cranium via the jugular foramen. Similar to the ninth cranial nerve there are two sensory ganglia associated with the vagus nerve. They are the superior and inferior vagal ganglia. The branchial motor component of the vagus nerve originates in the medulla in the nucleus ambiguus. The nucleus ambiguus contributes to the vagus nerve as three major branches which leave the nerve distal to the jugular foramen. The pharyngeal branch travels between the internal and external carotid arteries and enters the pharynx at the upper border of the middle constrictor muscle. It supplies the all the muscles of the pharynx and soft palate except the Read the rest of this entry »

Obama stakes political capital on health-care bill’s passage

July 23rd, 2009 | rz1231

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His hopes for fundamental reform to America’s troubled health-care system endangered by a revolt from within his own party, Barack Obama Wednesday night staked his presidency on an ultimatum.

Americans “are looking to us for leadership, and we must not let them down,” the President vowed in a prime-time press conference.

“We will pass reform that lowers cost, promotes choice, and provides coverage that every American can count on. And we will do it this year.”

With that stark declaration, Mr. Obama threw down a gauntlet to his Republican opponents and to nervous Democrats worried about what reform might cost.

With opposition growing and Mr. Obama’s popularity slipping, hopes that legislation could be passed before Congress rises for its August vacation at the end of next week are fading.

By nonetheless imposing an end-of-year deadline for final passage of a bill, the President is gambling all of his political capital on success. If the year passes without his signature on a bill, the political costs of such failure will be enormous. Read the rest of this entry »

skip gates

July 23rd, 2009 | rz1231

Near the conclusion of his press conference on Wednesday, President Obama was asked to respond to the controversial arrest of distinguished Harvard Professor Henry Louis “Skip” Gates.

Obama acknowledged to questioner Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times that Gates “is a friend, so I may be a little biased.” The President stepped lightly regarding any role race may have played in the situation, saying that he was not there so could not be certain, however he did note that racial profiling has “a long history in this country.” Obama argued that the “Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home.”

Well, I should say at the outset that Skip Gates is a friend, so I may be a little bias ed here. I don’t know all the facts. What’s been reported, though, is that the guy forgot his keys. He jimmied his way to get into the house. There was a report called into the police station that there might be a burglary taking place. so far so good. Right? I mean, if I was trying to jigger in — well, I guess this is my house now so it probably wouldn’t happen. Let’s say my old house in Chicago. here I’d get shot. But so far so good. They’re reporting, the police are doing what they should. There’s a call. They go investigate what happens. My understanding is at that point Professor Gates is already in his house. The police officer comes in. I’m sure there’s some exchange of words but my understanding is that Professor Gates then shows his I.D. to show that this is his house. And at that point he gets arrested for disorderly conduct, charges which are later dropped. Now, I don’t know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts what role race played in that, but I think it’s fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry. Number two, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home and, number three, what I think we know separate and apart from this incident is that there is a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately. And that’s just a fact. Read the rest of this entry »

Kang Tad is the strongest rider

July 21st, 2009 | rz1231

On July 19 23:20, in 2009 the 96th session of link law big game has ended the 15th leg from the loose Tully Egypt to every Biai 207.5 kilometer difficult contests, in 2007 the link law champion, Astana motorcade’s Kang Tad wins the championship by 5 hour 3 minute 58 second result, and first time has put on the overall result yellow unlined upper garment by 63 hour 17 minute 56 second result in this big games! Armstrong obtained yesterday 9th, and has rushed to the overall result second position by 63 hour 19 minute 33 second.
This leg appearance of the mountain steep difficulty is huge, the entire journey has 4 3 level of hill climbing spots, separately in 8 kilometer, 18.5 kilometer, 54 kilometers and 74 kilometers place, 2 level of hill climbing in 135.5 kilometers place, but the difficulty biggest 1 level of hill climbing spot, is located at competition’s end point place. And has established two sprint spots in 56.5 kilometers and 181 kilometers, for the prominent mountainous region match’s characteristic, the sprint competition reduces the threshold. Before the competition starts, the contestant and the staff that elderly women who died unfortunately for the day before yesterday pays silent tribute first one minute. Local time 12.08 points (Beijing standard time 18.08 points), competition official start. Read the rest of this entry »

Spurs king return how could dream

July 21st, 2009 | rz1231

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The reason that Wang Zhe is Wang Zhe is because they forever have a total champion heart, took in recent years the most successful team, the spurs also non-common people. After process season playoff first run outgoing, they realized changed external appearances only very important, therefore they only then promote their troika, this looked that as soon as resembles is the spurs in drops for Duncan to wrestle, actually this is the king the teacher to stage a comeback the essential matter which does, because that total crown morale of troops never allows them to muddle along.
Certainly, this is the time which four giant runs amuck, but I still thought that under the season is the best opportunity which the spurs stage a comeback. Who will think that the spurs under not being able to calm down rate will sign Jafferson to enable own first four giants to form, this has also begun this arms race’s prologue. When the people carry on the question to spurs’ inside connection, recently they signed inside connection brave warrior Maikedaisi to dispel people’s question. Even if the present is the time which four giants run amuck, the spurs may also the energy say fully their strength is not worse than anybody.
But experiences and the frame of mind superiority lets the spurs appears compared to the match even better, may say the season is the best opportunity which they stage a comeback. Read the rest of this entry »

don meyer

July 20th, 2009 | rz1231

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On Sunday, practice ended at 6 p.m. A few minutes later, Hammer pushed Meyer, in his wheelchair, out of the Barnett Center and into a cold South Dakota November night. A walker was placed in front of his wheelchair and Meyer stood, leaning on the chair, his right hand in a brace. A doctor told him he might have a stress fracture from the strain he has put on his wrists since he lost his leg.

But he moved the six feet to a waiting car, turned slightly and lowered himself into the passenger’s side for the ride home. Hammer folded the walker and the wheelchair and set them in the back.

On the drive home, his car approached an intersection, and Meyer acknowledged that he feels nervous now when a semitrailer comes at him from the other direction.

After the car pulled into his driveway, Meyer used the walker to get through the door of his garage and stepped onto a hydraulic handicap lift that was built in his home. He worked out for an hour — leg lifts on a table in the living room — talking about his team, fretting that the Wolves must start playing better.

There is work to be done, with his team, with his body.

Later Sunday night, he lay in his bed and directed his eyes at the ceiling, and rested the stump of his left leg on a towel — a dark towel, which Carmen uses because of the blood. His wife pulled off the sleeve covering his left leg. The triangular-shaped wound, with the flap of calf muscle and skin pulled over the front, hasn’t healed, and may not heal for months. Meyer can’t be fitted for a prosthetic leg until the wound heals and the swelling goes down. Read the rest of this entry »