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Mendoza, situated at the bottom of the Andes, possess one of the best combinations of terroirs, thaw water, vineyards, sun and imposing landscapes in Argentina. It is the heart of viticulture in Argentina.
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Un buen truco para lograr platos más sanos es incrementar el contenido acuoso de los mismos, y para ello, hoy te mostramos cinco alimentos de temporada con mucha agua y pocas calorías que te ayudarán a volver más ligeros tus platos de otoño.
Por supuesto, todas las frutas y verduras puede sumar volumen sin agregar muchas calorías a los platos, pero a continuación seleccionamos cinco alimentos de temporada que poseen mucha agua en su composición y valiosos nutrientes que te ayudarán a enriquecer tus preparaciones sin sumar energía.
En la temporada de verano también seleccionamos alimentos con alto contenido acuoso y bajo aporte energético, y en esta ocasión, te mostramos cinco alimentos de otoño e invierno que concentran mucha agua y pocas calorías en su composición y que por ello, puedes incluirlos a tus platos para volverlos más ligeros y nutritivos.
No debemos olvidar que los alimentos que encuentran su mejor época de consumo por estos meses ofrecen nutrientes que el organismo necesita en esta temporada así como mucho más sabor, mejor calidad y menor precio. Por lo tanto, no podemos desaprovechar estas verduras de estación si queremos enriquecer nuestras comidas.
En Vitónica | Cinco alimentos de temporada con los que puedes enriquecer tu dieta
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La noticia Cinco alimentos de temporada con mucha agua y pocas calorías fue publicada originalmente en Vitónica por Gabriela Gottau .
Who knew such a subtle entrance spotted during the past few seasons could make for such a strong impression – one that gets to be reinforced for fall 2014, when folk fashion strives to become a larger part of the tale? Beautiful embroideries, ethnic prints, rich earthy tones and a gorgeous play on texture are sure to turn this trend into an irresistible movement. This fall becomes all about mixing traditional motifs with modern silhouettes, for an aesthetic appearing to be carved out straight from the pages of a fairy tale.
After the break, a look at the trend and how you can wear it for fall 2014.
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Carolina Cuccurullo’s fall / winter 2014 collection has been previewed and Fashionising.com has each of the key looks for you.
Article continues. To read it in full visit ‘Carolina Cuccurullo A/W ’14 look book‘ at Fashionising.com »
Mermaids never fail to tickle the imaginations of beauty creatives, and MAC’s James Malloy is one of them. For the Gail Sarronda spring / summer 2015 show at Australian fashion week (MBFWA), he created a look with skin inspired by Disney’s The Little Mermaid. With a soft glow and simple yet beautiful eyes, this make up look is truly fit for a princess of the seas, and perfect for working in to your spring 2014 makeup repertoire.
Read on after the break for the complete how to for this look.
Article continues. To read it in full visit ‘How to: shimmering mermaid skin at Gail Sarronda‘ at Fashionising.com »
The mid-crop culotte is an unusual and perhaps a little daunting trend: and it must be said, it’s most easy to carry off in spring. You need not deny the culottes a place in your winter wardrobe, though. Worn with thick tights, a knit and coat, the skin is covered but the silhouette remains.
Article continues. To read it in full visit ‘Winter culottes: in Paris‘ at Fashionising.com »
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The three-time competitor and winner of “Survivor: Micronesia” shares her insights into the CBS show every week on THR.com. read more
The actress opens up about her small ceremony and the challenge of coming up with a baby name.read more
He’ll topline “Cocked,” from “Lie to Me” creator Samuel Baum.read more
Cynics’s spring / summer 2014 collection has been previewed and Fashionising.com has each of the key looks for you.
Article continues. To read it in full visit ‘Cynics S/S ’14 look book‘ at Fashionising.com »
The final installment will be “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.” read more
On the heels of his being named David Letterman’s “Late Show” successor, the TV host surprised the “Daily Show” audience at Wednesday’s taping.read more
The Moranbong Band, said to have been hand-picked by the leader himself, had come to be the softer face of the new Kim regime.read more
NBC is developing “El Señor de los Cielos,” Telemundo’s highest-rated novela last season, while USA is adapting the upcoming “Mujer de Acero.”
Executive producer Caroline Dries revealed that season six opens with the core characters “picking up the pieces.”read more
Harvey Fierstein’s new Broadway play is set in the Catskill Mountains in 1962, inspired by a real-life resort where ostensibly heterosexual men went to release their inner woman.read more
UPDATED: Internet service providers would be allowed to charge companies different rates for faster lanes of service.read more
“The Sisterhood” will follow five women as they decide whether or not to become nuns and hails from the producers behind “Breaking Amish.”read more
The show attracted 250,000 viewers aged 16-34, beating the debut episodes of ratings hits “Geordie Shore” and “The Valleys.”read more
Jon Favreau is directing the live-action/CG hybrid adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling tale. read more
UPDATED: The social network also announced that CFO David Ebersman will step down in June. read more
The action comedy also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany and Olivia Munn.read more
The mood is everything when you aim to veil a series of photographs in gorgeous black and white tones, to bathe them in gorgeous fading lights and enhance their charm using vintage Polaroid effects. The attitude is everything when the subject of said photographs is lingerie, dipped in ivory and white tones, powdery neons, cut in unusual textiles and inspired by vintage classic silhouettes.
Luckily, For Love & Lemons’ spring 2014 “Extra Virgin” look book is a beautiful manifestation of both idyllic scenes and free-spirited exhibition, that feels like a 90′s throwback but for all the right reasons. Photographed by Henrik Purienne, the editorial look book comes off as a superb mix of innocence and sultriness.
Article continues. To read it in full visit ‘For Love & Lemons “Extra Virgin” lingerie look book (NSFW)‘ at Fashionising.com »
When you’re Will and Kate, your entire life is a photo opp. And, we mean that both figuratively and literally. They’re totally photogenic and look like the picture-perfect family — but, there’s also a photographer following them around seemingly everywhere they go. Some captured moments are endearingly mundane: Will helps Kate out of a car, Kate struggles with an umbrella in the rain, Will and Kate attend their 1,000th charity event. Yet others are truly a sight to be seen, and give Royal-obsessed writers like us endless fodder.
Take, for example, the Royal Family’s recent visit to the Taronga Zoo in Sydney. Will, Kate, and sometimes even little George got face-to-face with tons of Australia’s cutest — and most bizarre — animals. And, as you can imagine, the pictures are hilarious and precious. We picked out our favorite critter-filled family photos for your enjoyment, since we know you’re looking for an excuse to click away from that Excel spreadsheet.
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The blue-haired “hologram vocaloid” known as Hatsune Miku has over 1.8 million Facebook followers, more than any other pop talent in the country. read more
Craig Piligian and Syfy win a nasty case in the growing area of reality TV idea theft.read more
“Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff” was released April 10 for Apple and Android devices. read more
I’ve always been interested in what classifies a book as “highbrow” or “lowbrow.” What elusive factors–aside from the basic quality of the writing– make some books more valued than others? And readers have different tastes; so who gets to decide these things, anyway?
But our culture seems to have an invisible yet ever-present value system; a mutual agreement of which books we would most proudly display of if we ever met an aliens who asked to see examples of our art.
“Highbrow” books are valued in part because they gracefully address Deep, Meaningful Themes.
But there are some that contain surprising moments… moments that would not be out of place in a raunchy comedy film that critics roll their eyes at. Here are some typically “highbrow” works that contain things you might not expect:
Obviously Shakespeare is a master of language. He slides between vastly different situations with ease, from zany hijinks to high tragedy. Among the aspects of his plays that have been studied–meditations on death; the trials of the human heart–there remains one thing that nobody can explain.
The “huh?” moment you wouldn’t expect: Bears. For no reason. Shakespeare was not known for his long stage directions. Typically “he enters” or “she dies” is the extent of it, but in The Winter’s Tale, there is a stage direction that says, “he exits, pursued by a bear.” No bears were mentioned prior to that scene and there was absolutely nothing leading up to that. This is equivalent to a Will Ferrell- esque movie where a bear appears for no reason… and this was written by the master of the English language.
This literary masterpiece is truly an epic at nearly 1,000 pages and there is no question that it is “highbrow.” Jam-packed with literary references and dense writing, Joyce once said he put enough in there to keep the professors busy for hundreds of years. So far, he’s right.
The “huh?” moment you wouldn’t expect: Crap. Literally. Soon after one of the protagonists is introduced, there are a few pages dedicated entirely to him pooping.
Like all fairy tales, because they are so ubiquitous across a variety of cultures, there are many different versions of this tale. In some, a huntsman saves Little Red, in others, she saves herself. She’s sometimes cunning, sometimes naïve, and sometimes just plain dumb. In one of the first and most famous versions of the tale, the wolf tells her to climb into bed with him and she does…
The “huh?” moment you wouldn’t expect: first, she pauses to remove her clothing, despite the fact that the wolf never said anything about removing clothing. She does this of her own free will. Whether she realizes it is the wolf or whether she thinks it’s good old Grandma–either way, what are you doing, Little Red? What are you doing?
Okay, yes, this is technically a graphic novel, but it in Time Magazine’s “100 greatest novels” list so I guess if they count it, I can too. This is no doubt a tour-de-force of the medium; a non-linear narrative that jumps decades and storylines with ease and creates rich, complicated characters that aren’t afraid to be un-heroic and deeply flawed. Moore was Christopher Nolan-ifying superheroes before Nolan did.
The “huh?” moment you wouldn’t expect: one character gets naked and f***s off to Mars. It makes sense in the context of the story, but it still seems like something out of a raunchy intergalactic college comedy. (Sadly, I don’t think “intergalactic college comedy” is a genre that exists. But it should.)
This might be the opposite of the other items on this list, because this work is famous and lauded not as much for talking about Deep and Meaningful Things as it is for being infamously taboo–not only for its era, but for today’s standards too. (Also if you’re wondering why I’m considering Sade “highbrow,” it’s because he influenced such people as Michel Foucault and Angela Carter. Nothing says you’ve made it to Highbrow like influencing people who appear in Norton anthologies).
The “huh” moment you wouldn’t expect: in the middle of all the explicit erotica, there is a long sophisticated and progressive rumination on the philosophy and morality of a true republic and the ways in which religion is the opiate of the people–all before Marx.
When it comes down to it, between inexplicable bears, stripteases, f*ing off to Mars–or any other activity that sounds like they should be in a comedy film that would be panned by critics–books that have an inherent, agreed-upon Value are just as weird as other narratives that may not be as valued.
These odd scenes are the equivalent of seeing a famous person take out the trash or pick their nose. “Highbrow” books are human too–and maybe we shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss other books that have inexplicable oddities.
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PERTH, Australia (AP) — An Australian aircraft hunting for the missing Malaysian jet picked up a new possible underwater signal on Thursday in the same area search crews previously detected sounds that were consistent with an aircraft’s black boxes.
The Australian navy P-3 Orion, which has been dropping sound-locating buoys into the water near where the original sounds were heard, picked up a “possible signal” that may be from a man-made source, said Angus Houston, who is coordinating the search off Australia’s west coast.
“The acoustic data will require further analysis overnight,” Houston said in a statement.
If confirmed, this would be the fifth underwater signal detected in the hunt for Flight 370, which vanished on March 8 while flying from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing, with 239 people aboard.
On Tuesday, the Australian vessel Ocean Shield picked up two underwater sounds, and an analysis of two other sounds detected in the same general area on Saturday showed they were consistent with a plane’s flight recorders, or “black boxes.”
The Australian navy has been dropping buoys from planes in a pattern near where the Ocean Shield’s signals were heard.
Royal Australian Navy Commodore Peter Leavy said each buoy is dangling a hydrophone listening device about 300 meters (1,000 feet) below the surface. The hope, he said, is that the buoys will help better pinpoint the signals, along with the Ocean Shield, which is slowly dragging a U.S. navy pinger locator through the water.
Zeroing in on the source of the sounds is critical to narrowing down the underwater search zone, which is currently a 1,300 square kilometer (500 square mile) patch of the ocean floor. Once the exact location is pinpointed, crews can send an unmanned submarine into the ocean’s depths to create a sonar map of a potential debris field on the seabed.
The Bluefin 21 sub takes six times longer to cover the same area as the pinger locator, and it would take the vehicle about six weeks to two months to canvass the underwater search zone, which is about the size of Los Angeles. That’s why the acoustic equipment is still being used to hone in on a more precise location, U.S. Navy Capt. Mark Matthews said.
Meanwhile, a hunt for debris on the ocean surface intensified Thursday, with the search zone narrowed to its smallest size yet — 57,900 square kilometers (22,300 square miles), or about one-quarter the size it was a few days ago. Fourteen planes and 13 ships were taking part in the hunt for floating debris, about 2,300 kilometers (1,400 miles) northwest of Perth.
A “large number of objects” had been spotted by crews combing the area for floating debris on Wednesday, but the few that had been retrieved by search vessels were not believed to be related to the missing plane, the search coordination center said.
Crews hunting for debris on the surface have already looked in the area they were crisscrossing on Thursday, but were moving in tighter patterns, now that the search zone has been narrowed to about a quarter the size it was a few days ago, Houston said.
Houston has expressed optimism about the sounds detected earlier in the week, saying on Wednesday that he was hopeful crews would find the aircraft — or what’s left of it — in the “not-too-distant future.”
Finding the flight data and cockpit voice recorders soon is important because their locator beacons have a battery life of about a month, and Tuesday marked one month since Flight 370 disappeared. The plane veered off-course for an unknown reason, with officials saying that satellite data indicates it went down in the southern Indian Ocean. The black boxes could help solve that mystery.
But if the batteries fail before the recorders are located, finding them in such deep water — about 4,500 meters, or 15,000 feet — would be difficult, if not impossible.
A data analysis of the signals heard Saturday indicated they were distinct, man-made and pulsed consistently — indicating they are coming from an aircraft’s black box, Houston said.
An Australian government briefing document circulated among international agencies involved in the search on Thursday said it was likely that the acoustic pingers would continue to transmit at decreasing strength for up to 10 more days, depending on conditions.
Once there is no hope left of the Ocean Shield’s equipment picking up any more sounds, the Bluefin sub will be deployed.
Complicating matters, however, is the depth of the seafloor in the search area. The pings detected earlier are emanating from 4,500 meters below the surface — which is the deepest the Bluefin can dive.
“It’ll be pretty close to its operating limit. It’s got a safety margin of error and if they think it’s warranted, then they push it a little bit,” said Stefan Williams, a professor of marine robotics at Sydney University.
The search coordination center did not immediately respond to a question about its contingency plans should the black box be too deep for the sub to reach. But Williams suspects if that happens, the search will be delayed while an underwater vehicle rated to 6,000 meters (19,700 feet) was dismantled and air freighted from Europe, the U.S. or perhaps Japan.
Williams said colleagues at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts had autonomous and remotely operated underwater vehicles that will dive to 11 kilometers (36,100 feet), although they might not be equipped for such a search.
Underwater vessels rated to 6,500 meters (21,300 feet) could search the sea bed of more than 90 percent of the world’s oceans, Williams said.
“There’s not that much of it deeper than six and a half kilometers,” he said.
Williams said it was unlikely that the wreck had fallen into the narrow Diamantina trench, which is about 5,800 meters (19,000 feet) deep, since sounds emanating from that depth would probably not have been detected by the pinger locator.
Gelineau reported from Sydney. Associated Press Writer Rod McGuirk in Canberra, Australia, contributed to this report.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius on Thursday accused the Olympic athlete of egotistical behavior in his relationship with Reeva Steenkamp before he killed her, and described Pistorius’ courtroom apology to his girlfriend’s family as an insincere “spectacle” that ignored the feelings of her relatives.
“Your life is just about you,” prosecutor Gerrie Nel said on a second day of cross-examination of Pistorius, who fatally shot Steenkamp through a closed toilet cubicle of his home in the early hours of Feb. 14, 2013. Pistorius says he shot Steenkamp by accident, mistaking her for a dangerous intruder. The prosecution says he intentionally killed her after an argument. Nel asserted that Pistorius was sometimes mean to Steenkamp, pressing him about her objection to him playing a song by American rapper Kendrick Lamar on a car stereo. Pistorius referred the song in a cellular telephone message to Steenkamp that acknowledged her objections and has been included as evidence in the trial.
The prosecutor asked if the name of the song was “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe,” but Pistorius said he couldn’t remember the specific song. Nel responded that Steenkamp would have been right to take offense.
A phone message from Steenkamp to Pistorius that was shown in court includes the line: “You make me happy 90% of the time and I think we are amazing together but I am not some other bitch you may know trying to kill your vibe.”
Nel’s tough questioning was designed to counter earlier testimony in which Pistorius said he loved Steenkamp, a 29-year-old model, and was trying to protect her when he shot her without realizing, according to his account, that she was in the toilet cubicle.
Two contrasting images of the double-amputee runner have emerged in court: the defense-led image of Pistorius as a contrite man who had been worried about crime and made a terrible mistake on the night he killed Steenkamp, and the prosecution’s depiction of him as an overbearing egotist who was obsessed with firearms.
Nel referred to a shooting incident at Tashas restaurant in Johannesburg in which a shot went off after a friend of the runner passed him a loaded gun under the table. Pistorius, who faces a separate charge of firing a gun in a public place because of that episode as well as two other firearms charges, said he didn’t have his finger on the trigger when the gun fired. This happened about a month before Pistorius killed Steenkamp.
The prosecutor noted that a police expert had testified that the gun could not be fired without pulling the trigger, and sarcastically described the discharge as a “miracle.”
“We have you in possession of the gun, a shot went off, but you didn’t discharge the gun,” Nel said incredulously of the athlete’s account.
Small arms and ammunition expert J.C. de Klerk told The Associated Press that it was not possible for the gun, a Glock 27 .40-caliber pistol, to fire without the trigger being pulled.
Nel also grilled Pistorius on another of the charges against him, that the athlete had rounds of .38-caliber ammunition in a safe at his home and had no proper licensing for it. Pistorius pleaded not guilty to the charge and said it was his father’s and not his.
Nel said Pistorius’ father, Henke, had “refused” to make a statement to police regarding if the ammunition belonged to him.
Nel said of Pistorius: “You just don’t want to accept responsibility for anything.”
On the relationship between Pistorius and Steenkamp, Nel said he had checked all of her text messages on her cellular telephone and that the phrase “I love you” appeared only twice in those missives. On both occasions, he said, they were written by Steenkamp to her mother.
“Never to you and you never to her,” Nel said, addressing Pistorius.
“I never got the opportunity to tell Reeva that I loved her,” Pistorius said in a soft voice. He did not look at Nel while replying to the prosecutor’s questions, instead directing his gaze to Judge Thokozile Masipa on the dais.
Masipa will deliver a verdict because there is no jury system in South Africa. Pistorius faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted on a premeditated murder charge.
Nel also accused Pistorius of ignoring the concerns of Steenkamp’s family by apologizing to them at the beginning of his testimony this week, rather than seeking to express his condolences in private. Steenkamp’s mother, June, has attended court sessions this week.
“Why would you create a spectacle in court, in the public domain, in the public eye,” Nel said. “Why did you put them through this?”
Pistorius said his lawyers had been in touch with representatives of Steenkamp’s family, and that he had believed the family of his girlfriend was not ready to meet him.
“I completely understand where they’re coming from,” he said. “It’s not that I haven’t thought about them.”
While in the U.K. promoting “Spider-Man 2,” the actor shocked theatergoers with an unannounced appearance in “The Drowned Man,” an interactive play by theater company Punchdrunk. read more
If you’re one to believe the lack of garments could ever limit a photo shoot, or set some kind of boundaries for the imagination, you have yet to discover a woman’s bare body through Ivor Paanakker‘s visionary eyes. A nude silhouette imagined outshining its surrounding, its sheer reflection substituting a mirrored reality, bare metal echoing pure lust. A myriad of stories to tell, none in need of translation.
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Kevin Costner plays the general manager of the Cleveland Browns in director Ivan Reitman’s football drama. read more
The “Tonight Show” host showed off his musical skills for a rendition of “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” with Nicks.read more
China Directors’ Guild chairman Feng Xiaogang said the artistic quality of recent local films was too low to honor — a move some are interpreting as protest against the government’s refusal to screen Jia Zhangke’s Cannes winner “A Touch of Sin.”read m…
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Hoping to return to Washington by way of New Hampshire, former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is using a variation of the state’s “Live Free or Die” motto to argue against President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law.
Brown planned to formally announce his Senate bid Thursday night. In excerpts of remarks provided by his campaign, he said the health care law forces people to “live free or log on.” “Along with our money and our health plans, for a lot of us, it feels like we’re losing our liberty, too. Obamacare forces us to make a choice, live free or log on — and here in New Hampshire, we choose freedom,” Brown planned to tell supporters Thursday night.
Brown’s formal campaign announcement comes a month after he launched an exploratory committee and four months after he moved to his former vacation home in Rye. He faces several other Republican primary opponents hoping to defeat Democrat Jeanne Shaheen in November.
Shaheen’s support for the health care overhaul law is likely to be a major issue in the campaign. Earlier this week, Brown issued a press release about a recent survey of insurance brokers saying “insurance premiums are going up 90 percent in New Hampshire because of Obamacare.”
He toned that down a bit in his announcement, saying “premiums are way up for a lot of people — by 90 percent, according to one survey.” But only a single New Hampshire broker was included in the survey, and even if the 90 percent figure is accurate, it refers only to the premium increase for individual policy holders. Less than 7 percent of New Hampshire’s insured have individual plans; the vast majority of insured residents are covered by their employers.
Brown also argues that Shaheen was the “deciding vote” to pass the health overhaul law — a label Republicans can apply to any Democrat since the bill passed with the exact number of votes necessary to avoid a GOP filibuster.
“A lot of people aren’t aware of that vote to pass Obamacare. But it’s important to know if we are ever going to get past Obamacare and get America moving in the right direction,” Brown said. “I am running to be a true independent voice for New Hampshire — I am running to hold Senator Shaheen accountable.”
New Hampshire opted not to set up its own insurance market under the health care law. Final enrollment numbers haven’t been released, but the nearly 22,000 who had signed up through the federal marketplace exceeded the Obama administration’s target of 19,000 for the six-month enrollment period that ended March 31. Only one insurance company is offering health plans through the marketplace, however, and it has faced criticism for creating a narrow network of providers for those buying individual plans.
Brown, who won a special election in Massachusetts in 2010 before losing his seat to Democrat Elizabeth Warren two years later, planned to make his New Hampshire announcement in Portsmouth, where he lived as a baby and where he frequently visited his grandparents growing up.
“Our campaign for the U.S. Senate begins not far from where my life began,” he said.
In response to Democrats who have called him a carpetbagger, Brown has pointed out that Shaheen was born in Missouri. But Shaheen has lived in New Hampshire for more than 40 years, and served in the state Senate and three terms as governor before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2008.
Shaheen’s campaign on Thursday announced its strongest fundraising quarter to date, saying it raised $1.54 million between Jan. 1 and March 31 and had $4.35 million cash on hand.
Brown’s candidacy helps the GOP’s push to claim the Senate majority, and while recent polls give Shaheen the lead, Brown’s strong name recognition and national fundraising network makes him a serious contender. He faces three GOP primary challengers: former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith, former state Sen. Jim Rubens and conservative activist Karen Testerman.
When a Long Island elementary school invited singer Billy Joel to watch students perform a tribute concert, they didn’t expect the Piano Man to actually show up.
But about five minutes before Wednesday’s program began, Joel pulled up to Deasy Elementary School in Glen Cove, N.Y., on his motorcycle and took a seat in the audience for the “River of Dreams” concert featuring kindergarteners, first graders and second graders, according to reports on Twitter and in Newsday.
The Glen Cove School District snapped this very meta image of Billy Joel listening to Billy Joel, and provided it to Newsday:
— Newsday (@Newsday) April 9, 2014
“I asked him if he wanted to sit in front, but he said he would rather stay in the back so he wouldn’t make the kids nervous,” principal Nomi Rosen told the paper.
Joel, 64, lives about 10 minutes away in the town of Centre Island.
Friends, family and fans quickly took to Twitter to thank Joel for showing up.
— LightHouse Mashelle (@LITEHOUSEMASHEL) April 10, 2014
Thank you so much @billyjoel for coming to the Deasy School spring concert today!! Made the kids days!
— Kristy Roy (@KristyRoy_77) April 10, 2014
— Janice LaRocca (@JaLaRoc) April 9, 2014
DENVER (AP) — The gay rights movement’s winning streak in same-sex marriage lawsuits faces its biggest test yet in Denver where a federal appeals court will weigh whether to give an important victory to gay couples’ right to marry or halt their momentum.
A three-judge panel will hear arguments on Thursday and next week on whether they should uphold separate rulings by two federal judges that threw out same-sex marriage bans in Utah and Oklahoma.
They do so, however, in a climate far different than 2004, when voters overwhelmingly approved the prohibitions in both states.
After the U.S. Supreme Court last year ruled that a law forbidding the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages was unconstitutional, eight federal judges in all have struck down state bans on gay marriage or on the recognition of same-sex marriages from other states.
As the panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals considers the Utah case Thursday, experts say pressure is on the judges at a time when polls show a majority of Americans backing same-sex unions.
“The challenge for conservative judge would be: Do you want to be the only court of appeals that upholds discrimination that the country is rapidly galloping to renounce?” said William Eskridge, a law professor at Yale University, said. “The handwriting is on the wall.”
Opponents say that shouldn’t factor into the judges’ calculations.
“There are strong political factors that seem to be driving these district court decisions,” said Ed Whelan of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., adding that expectations that the Supreme Court will ultimately find that gays have the right to marry may also feed into it.
“It’s not the job of lower courts to predict where the Supreme Court will go,” he said.
Despite the legal momentum, attorneys say it is distinctly possible the 10th Circuit could rule against gay marriage backers and argue the issue is best settled at the ballot box.
“It’s an institutional argument that we’ve seen at the Supreme Court and we’ve seen in state litigation,” Douglas NeJaime, a law professor at the University of California-Irvine, said. “If the court wanted to not say something about the merits, but uphold the ban, they could go that direction.”
The three judges picked randomly to hear the case, and next week’s appeal of the ruling that struck down an Oklahoma gay marriage ban, include two Republicans and one Democrat.
One of the Republicans, Jerome A. Holmes, appointed by President George W. Bush, initially voted against staying the trial court’s ruling, which allowed more than 1,000 gay couples to wed in Utah in December before the Supreme Court stepped in and stayed the initial ruling.
The other two judges are Carlos F. Lucero, appointed by President Bill Clinton, and Paul J. Kelly, Jr., appointed by President George H.W. Bush.
Kenneth Upton, an attorney with the Lambda Legal Defense Fund who watches the 10th Circuit carefully, said the panel is a perfect representation of a court that is generally moderate and centrist.
“If you wanted to pick a panel where you could do a straw poll of the judiciary, this is a pretty good sample,” Upton said.
It will likely be months before the panel issues a ruling, which will become law in the six states in its jurisdiction unless it is stayed. Those states are Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming. New Mexico’s Supreme Court has already legalized gay marriage in that state.
Even if the panel upholds the lower court’s decision, the argument will only be settled when it moves one more level up to the Supreme Court. The high court could get a case either from the 10th circuit or one of the at least four other appeals courts scheduled to consider the issue.
Still, both sides say the stakes are high on Thursday.
“Having a victory from the 10th Circuit would be electrifying,” said Shannon Minter, legal director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, which is representing the plaintiffs in the Utah case. “It would be extremely encouraging and help continue the incredible momentum.”
Jim Campbell, an attorney for Alliance Defending Freedom, which represents religious organizations, said: “The stakes are whether the people can continue to define marriage as between a man and a woman.”
Lawyers for Utah and several other organizations that have filed briefs supporting the state’s side argue the ban should stand because the state has a right to promote marriage between a man and a woman, which is optimal for childrearing.
The plaintiffs and gay rights proponents counter there is little data backing up the state’s case on parenting and that the ban improperly deprives gay couples of the right to marriage.
The Supreme Court sounded skeptical of the childrearing argument in its ruling last year, noting that gay couples raise children who are harmed by their parents’ marriages not being recognized.
Underscoring the political pressure in the case, a pro-gay marriage group began airing ads supporting same-sex weddings in Colorado, Oklahoma, Wyoming and Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.
The gay marriage movement is moving so quickly that several new lawsuits challenging state same-sex marriage bans are filed each month. The latest came Wednesday in North Carolina.
Andrew Koppelman, a law professor at Northwestern University, said that societal change has made the final outcome inevitable.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen in this case, but it’s clear that the same-sex marriage movement has won,” Koppelman said. “Federal judges know that. You bring these cases before them, and they don’t want to say ‘No.'”
Herb Schlosser “was so excited that I was the honoree tonight” that he had to be taken to the hospital, the “House of Cards” star said from the stage in New York.read more
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MURRYSVILLE, Pa. — Students at a vigil Wednesday for victims of a mass knifing at a Pennsylvania high school grappled with how their quiet and smart classmate could allegedly stab and slash 22 people.
Police said 16-year-old Alex Hribal, a sophomore at Franklin Regional High School, brandished two kitchen knives to wound 21 students and a security guard before the first class Wednesday morning.
Classmates in Murrysville who knew Hribal said they were shocked. They said they hadn’t seen other kids pick on him and at least one victim was Hribal’s friend.
“One of the kids he stabbed was a good friend of his,” an 11th grader whose first name is Santino told HuffPost. “He didn’t have a lot of friends, but he was not bullied.”
Other students said two victims were good friends with Hribal.
(The Huffington Post isn’t using the last names of underage students who were interviewed.)
No one was killed, but two victims were in critical condition on Wednesday evening. Hribal was charged with attempted murder as an adult.
“From what I saw, he was not bullied,” Jake, Hribal’s lab partner in biology, said outside Mother of Sorrows Parish. “He talked to me and a couple other people, but he was really quiet around other people. He’s really smart.”
The students were part of a crowd of several hundred that turned out for a standing-room only ceremony at the Roman Catholic church. Vigils were scheduled for five other churches in the town of approximately 20,000 near Pittsburgh on Wednesday night.
Inside Mother of Sorrows, the Rev. William Lechnar tried to soothe the audience.
“It is difficult to put into words the emotions that have surfaced by what is both tragic and painful,” Lechnar said, according to a copy of his remarks provided to the press. “This evening we gather asking for God’s grace to help us all in a time of sadness.”
Hribal came from a “nice family,” according to another student who plays hockey with his older brother.
“He’s a nice kid from a nice family,” said Owen, an 11th grader. “We’re not really sure what came up — why he did this.”
The rampage ended when an assistant principal tackled Hribal about five minutes after he allegedly started cutting students in the school’s hallway.
Witnesses described pandemonium in the crowded corridors.
“All I saw was four underclassman running, screaming toward the nurses office,” said Shannon, a senior. “One of them screamed, ‘He has a knife’ and then I saw about 150 kids running towards me in a mass panic. We finally evacuated to the football field.”
The Associated Press reported that 1,200 students attend Franklin Regional High School.
“I saw kids running out with blood running down their sleeves and arms,” said Alex, an 11th grader. “There were a lot of kids covered in blood.”
David Lohr reported from Murrysville, Pa., and Michael McLaughlin reported from San Francisco.
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California’s epic drought has brought water issues to the forefront of our state’s collective conscience yet again. However, there is something different this time around: it all seems so much more urgent.
Have we finally reached a tipping point in our attitude towards water that requires a sea change in perspective? Such change may be required to avert an otherwise be a slow, painful decline into persistent freshwater scarcity statewide.
Perhaps it’s the record setting lows in snowpack, streamflow, soil moisture and reservoir levels. Or maybe it’s that the Central Valley Project and State Water Project allocations have been slashed to zero for first time ever. It could be the massive run on our dwindling groundwater reserves that will inevitably ensue when our farmers open their taps and nothing comes out.
California’s water future looks fairly bleak on its present course. Climate change, population growth, multiple competing demands and the lack of a holistic surface and groundwater management strategy have conspired to drastically change our state’s water landscape. There is no longer enough water for us to do all the things that we want to do, nor is it likely that there ever will be again.
The traditional cycle of drought and groundwater depletion, followed by only partial recovery of our aquifers in wet periods, is driving our water tables to historically-low levels. Decades of water loss and land subsidence in the Central Valley threaten to undermine the state’s agricultural productivity, and have wreaked havoc on regional ecology and civil infrastructure. In a state that relies on groundwater for nearly two-thirds of its water supply during drought, this is a frightening truth that must confronted head on.
While the relative merits of several important water plans are being actively written and debated, it is abundantly clear that the key to making any of them a success is that we must change the way we view water in California.
We can no longer afford the luxury of politicizing such a critical, shared resource as water. We must steer the conversation away from Man vs. Smelt towards acknowledging the competing water needs for food and energy production, for the environment, for domestic use and for economic growth. We all need to eat, to turn on the lights, to go to work and to preserve a clean, healthy environment.
Managing our water in this context will require an overhaul of existing water policy that matches our modern understanding of the water cycle. Surface and groundwater are tightly interconnected and should be managed accordingly. The rule of capture for groundwater worked exceedingly well when we shot bears with muskets. Let’s not kid ourselves that we’re great stewards when most of our available water — groundwater — is still offered up in a land rush.
We must treat and price water as the precious commodity that it truly is. That means conserve, reuse, recycle, and then do it all over again. Enhanced conservation and efficiency is cheap, easy, and incredibly effective. Governor Brown’s request that we reduce personal water use by 20 percent is an easily achievable goal and we must work together to achieve it.
Even more savings can be realized in agriculture, by far our largest investment of water resources, and in outdoor water use at home. Perennial orchard crops, flood-irrigation and our front lawns are all literally sucking us dry. What may have seemed reasonable in the past may simply no longer make sense today.
Monitoring and managing groundwater is critical for long-term sustainability and for the state’s economic and environmental health. Groundwater withdrawals must be measured and reported. Local and regional standards should be set and enforced. Without monitoring, there is no management.
It’s time for us to change the way we think about water in California. The Golden Age of water in the Golden State is history. A sustainable water future requires a new state altogether: a new state of mind. If we align our thinking, our policies and our vast technological expertise accordingly, we may not be able to squeeze water from a stone. But with the right shift in perspective, lifestyle changes and management strategies, we can still live pretty comfortably with what we have.
They’ll reteam with “Sons of Anarchy’s” Taylor Sheridan to develop a drama about a family’s struggle against encroachment in southwest Montana.read more
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The exec urged the FCC to close “trust gap” and to create a national broadcast plan during his annual address at the National Association of Broadcasters Show.
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Best known for the award-winning 1998 feature, “Slam,” which he co-wrote and starred in, Williams heads a cast of Broadway regulars and newcomers in the non-biographical show inspired by Tupac Shakur’s music.read more
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Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely tells THR Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige urged them to “take big swings” with the sequel.read more
The “700 Sundays” comedian paid tribute by recalling one of Rooney’s final public appearances, during which he performed a time-step and “brought the house down.”read more
The format, being shopped at MIPTV by producers Keshet DCP, marks the second big order for network reality chief Simon Andreae.read more
The singer has added thirteen more arena dates throughout the U.S. and Canada this fall.read more
UPDATED: The May 16 show will be her last, while ABC News says it’s naming its New York broadcast headquarters in her honor.read more
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The gaming platform’s other original programming plans include a live action “Halo” project executive produced by Steven Spielberg. read more
The German tax incentive program has backed such projects as “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Monuments Men” and “The Book Thief.”read more
Following fellow web giants Netflix and Amazon, the company plans to acquire a slate of high-end, cable-quality shows, as part of strategy to boost its reputation with advertisers. read more
Justin Chatwin makes a shocking comeback in the season four finale.read more
The comedy series gets a second series pickup in Sweden before its U.S. premiere on NBC in July.read more
France’s M6 has picked up the original series, which has just got a second season order from Antena 3.read more
The actor, who died Sunday at age 93, reveals his connection to Mickey Mouse and reflects on co-stars including Judy Garland and Lana Turner.read more
AMC’s latest drama tries to set up a grand story of America’s first spy ring but forgets to be exciting in the process.read more
UPDATE: The star of the Andy Hardy series at MGM, the energetic entertainer was small in stature yet carved out a larger-than-life persona through more than 90 years in show business. read more
UPDATED: The issues come less than a month after the streaming service crashed during to the “True Detective” finale.read more
Pedro Pascal tells THR why “getting naked with a bunch of strangers” was the least nerve-wracking part of his first day playing Prince Oberyn.read more
The “Voice” coaches hit the stage in Las Vegas on Sunday night.read more
Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts and Marisa Tomei reach for connections both human and cosmic in Will Eno’s existential sitcom about mortality and communication.read more
This marks the first awards presentation to take place at the venue.read more
The awards were handed out Sunday in Las Vegas in a ceremony broadcast on CBS.read more
Chart-topping music artists join a team of award-winning journalists and experts to give real-time commentary on the 2014 ACM Awards on April 6, including red carpet coverage, up-to-the minute analysis of the show, and reactions to who won and who lost…
The Southeast Asian country is the latest Muslim-majority nation to forbid the biblical epic because it violates Islamic law by depicting a prophet.read more
The actor reunited with “Locke” writer/director Steven Knight for “Taboo,” a 19th century English drama to be touted to buyers by Sonar Entertainment.read more
After the “Late Show” host revealed he was hanging up his talk-show hat in 2015, Depp joked, “I was planning to announce my retirement,” before getting serious about his engagement to Amber Heard. read more
Mayor Eric Garcetti offers proactive assistance to encourage a move and promises he will cut red tape and work to create financial incentives equal to those of other states.read more
Chloe Bridges has booked a recurring role on the ABC Family drama’s upcoming fifth season.read more
The legendary late-night host had nothing left to prove — and maybe nothing left to give.read more
The Oscar-winner adds star wattage to an event that will also feature Jennifer Lopez and Ellen Page.read more
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He helmed Rock Hudson, Dick Van Dyke and Joe Namath on stage and produced a daytime soap opera and several miniseries in the 1980s.read more
UPDATED: One person present Thursday at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City tells THR there was a “mix of excitement” and sadness following Letterman’s news, while another audience member asked if “we can change your mind about retiring.”read more…
The pitch was for Oliver potentially to take the 12:30 time slot occupied by Craig Ferguson as the network begins the big task of replacing David Letterman and possibly remaking its entire late-night block.read more
Denzel Washington stars with Sophie Okonedo, Anika Noni Rose and LaTanya Richardson Jackson in this deluxe Broadway revival of the landmark drama about a black Chicago family.read more
The movie, about a televangelist on the run, is co-produced by Oscar winner Gray Frederickson.read more
Katie McGrath and Lauren Lapkus also have been added to the project, which will be directed by Colin Trevorrow.read more
Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Selena Gomez, Felicity Huffman and Jamie Chung star in the film.read more
The reboot starring the beloved ’80s icons trumped the debut week of “Godzilla,” “Transformers” and all three Marvel Comics movies. read more
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Lynn Collins and Jim Belushi also have signed on for the film directed by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego.read more
In an Internet age ruled by spoilers, it’s remarkable that we can still be surprised by events on HBO’s hit fantasy series — despite the fact that George R.R. Martin’s novels have been out for a decade.read more
The CBS comedy’s penultimate episode improves 17 percent, as “The Voice” goes down (and “Blacklist” goes up) for another NBC Monday win. read more
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Ellen Page has has tons of support since coming out of the closet last February. “I am here today because I am gay,” Page said at Human Rights Campaign Foundation “Time to Thrive” conference in Las Vegas.. “And, because maybe I can make a difference to help others have an easier and more hopeful time.” Despite the flood of love Page has received, the aforementioned “easier and more hopeful time” is slow to come.
A letter, since removed from the Internet, was sent to Page by a pastor pulling the “gay is a choice” card. Rather than turn the other cheek, Page took to Twitter to address the pastor. “Being gay isn’t a belief,” she began after calling out the pastor. “[sic] My soul isnt struggling& I don’t want arms of Heavenly Father around me.”
Snarky, yes, but honest nonetheless. “A girls arms?,” Page continued. “Yes.” The rest is, as the kids used to say, history — Page: 1; Tuesday: 0. (Salon)
2 da Pastor who wrote me-Being gay isn’t a belief.My soul isnt struggling& I don’t want arms of Heavenly Father around me.A girls arms? Yes.
— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) March 22, 2014
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The plaintiff claims Moby incorporated unlicensed music on his early work.read more
The “GMA” host will appear on the primetime reality show next Monday as the first of a series of stars at the judges’ table.read more
The “America’s Got Talent” host introduced the alter ego ahead of the album’s April 1 release, featuring collaborations with Akon, Pitbull and Future.read more
UPDATED: The revelation comes roughly a week after his fellow “Today” host Savannah Guthrie announced she’s expecting a baby as well.read more
Alki David says an Amy Winehouse concert is coming, but first comes a patent lawsuit over a popular Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas.read more
Joining several Middle Eastern countries, the world’s most populous Muslim nation barred the biblical epic because it violates Islamic law by depicting a prophet.read more
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UPDATED: A draft law that would limit foreign releases to 50 percent could hit U.S. movies, which currently account for around 70 percent of Russia’s annual box office.read more
The DreamWorks release is the latest to offset a poor performance at home with a strong showing in the world’s second-largest movie market.read more
Users in Turkey have largely circumvented the government ban, introduced last week.read more
The action star screamed, “Let’s get to the chopper!” during a QVC video skit before telling viewers: “I’ll be back.”read more
The ABC reality show made its first cuts of the season on Monday.read more
At Monday night’s PaleyFest panel at L.A.’s Dolby Theater, the cast and producers of Showtime’s freshman drama reminisced about its rookie year, which included one note that questioned “too much sex.”read more
Aykroyd, who played Elwood in the original “Saturday Night Live” sketches as well as in the two feature films, is on board for promotional support. read more
The television judge has been charged with five counts of contempt of court for an angry outburst during a child support hearing in Memphis on Monday. read more
Two coaches throw their duos into the ring, but not every solo act can keep up — and out-sing — a perfectly-pitched pair.read more
Tyne Daly, Frederick Weller and Bobby Steggert star in Terrence McNally’s new play, which returns to characters first encountered in his 1988 one-act, “Andre’s Mother.”read more
Two weeks of searching and hope have led to a disappointing end.read more
Somewhere between a double hair knot and a classic low ponytail, a cool new style came to see the light of day on the fall / winter 2014 runways. A style so effortless and so relaxed that we can’t help but feel would perfectly match the spring and summer fashion both in attitude, and easiness.
You can positively include the more sophisticated update on the double knot in your spring 2014 hairstyle repertoire, trusting you will master the hairstyle using the easy steps provided by Redken Global Styling Director Guido Palau. Find them all, after the break.
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The average audience of 6.2 million for the first live episode of season three was up from the previous season though.read more
UPDATED: Dave Brockie, known to fans as Oderus Urungus, was found dead at his Richmond, Va. home on Sunday evening.
He’ll play a soccer team owner and member of an elite group of powerful global players in the upstart network’s second series.read more
The XFR Growler commercial follows the car company’s spy-themed Super Bowl spot featuring Ben Kingsley, Tom Hiddleston and Mark Strong.read more
Corona Pictures and FremantleMedia International have teamed up to produce the series, set in Africa during the 17th century.read more
¿Se quema la misma grasa caminando que corriendo? El director de Sport Life, Juanma Montero, aclara esta gran duda deportiva.
“Deep Water,” a loose follow-up to hit horror movie “Bait 3D,” tells the story of a flight that mysteriously crashes into a remote stretch of the ocean on its way to China.read more
Channing Tatum, Cameron Diaz, Dwayne Johnson and Jon Hamm are among the names expected to take the stage during the Las Vegas convention.read more
Industry insiders at the annual market discuss a slew of recent developments that seem designed to make China a more open and hospitable market, but some remain cautious. read more
Many cities are located near bodies of water, and nearly all cities have taxis — yet few combine the two to create the amazing phenomenon known as the water taxi. In the case of Wendella’s Chicago Water Taxi, these yellow boats run during warm months, down the river, with stops at Michigan Avenue, LaSalle Street/Clark Street, North Avenue, and, most dramatically, to Ping Tom Park in Chinatown, where riders disembark onto a dock built as a beautiful pagoda.
Clearly, when you step off the boat in Chinatown, eating is front and center on your mind. But, this ‘hood isn’t the only great dining destination off of a Chicago Water Taxi stop. Far from it. There are few things more enjoyable in the city, after all, than taking the taxi down the river — past some of Chicago’s greatest architectural marvels — on the way to an afternoon or evening of culinary exploration. Unfortunately, as of press time, cold weather had delayed the opening of the Chicago Water Taxi, and its season is now expected to begin in early April. As they say, though, anticipation is half the fun.
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Ejecutar una sentadilla de forma estricta y correcta puede que sea uno de los mayores retos que existen en el fitness: es importante que aprendamos bien la técnica de los ejercicios desde un principio, sobre todo de los básicos, ya que ocuparán un lugar importante dentro de nuestros entrenamientos. Hoy hablamos de un gesto que muchos de nosotros realizamos aún sin darnos cuenta y de cómo podemos mejorarlo: el butt wink.
Se conoce como butt wink al hecho de mantener la pelvis en retroversión en la parte más profunda de la sentadilla y volver a una posición de anteversión durante la primera parte de la subida. Técnicamente es algo que no deberíamos hacer de forma consciente y extrema, ya que puede suponer una gran presión en las vértebras lumbares. Veamos por qué se produce y cómo mejorar nuestra técnica.
El butt wink se produce cuando al bajar de manera profunda en la sentadilla redondeamos la zona lumbar perdiendo la curva lordótica natural de la espalda y deprendiéndonos de nuestro arco lumbar fuerte y sólido, que es el que nos ayuda a soportar peso de forma segura. Os dejo este vídeo donde se ve muy bien la diferencia entre una sentadilla realizada con butt wink y una realizada con técnica estricta.
Generalmente se ha dicho que el motivo por el que se realiza el butt wink es por tener poca flexibilidad tanto en los flexores de la cadera como en la inserción de los isquios en la pelvis, pero este no es el único motivo que nos lleva a ello, ni el que más influye.
Debemos tener en cuenta que durante todo el movimiento de la sentadilla los músculos de nuestro core deben estar activados para ofrecernos una buena estabilidad. No sólo me refiero a nuestros abdominales y lumbares, sino a la musculatura profunda del abdomen, incluyendo los erectores espinales, responsables de la elevación de la columna.
Otro de los puntos a tener en cuenta es la movilidad de nuestras articulaciones (y no sólo la flexibilidad de nuestros músculos). Como explica perfectamente Bret Contreras en este vídeo (es un poco largo y en inglés, pero merece la pena varlo completo) otras articulaciones que no tenemos tan en cuenta a la hora de realizar las sentadillas pueden ser las responsables de una mala postura: en concreto se refiere a la articulación del tobillo y a su capacidad de dorsiflexión. Si tenemos una buena movilidad en esta articulación (o bien si utilizamos calzado con alzas en los talones) seremos capaces de bajar de forma más profunda en la sentadilla de forma técnicamente correcta.
Además de la estabilidad y la movilidad, Contreras hace alusión a uno de los puntos más importantes dentro del entrenamiento: el control motor. Es decir, la capacidad de nuestro cerebro de hacer que nuestra movilidad y estabilidad trabajen unidas. Ser capaces de lograr la activación de lo músculos correctos que intervienen en el ejercicio, de estabilizarnos mediante la activación de nuestro core y de programar todo esto unido y a la vez.
Realizar “un poco” de butt wink al hacer la sentadilla, siempre y cuando no sintamos dolor ni molestias en la zona lumbar, no tiene por qué ser perjudicial. En caso de que queramos depurar nuestra técnica de sentadilla y bajar de forma profunda (hay personas que, anatómicamente, sólo pueden bajar hasta cierto punto, incluso en sentadillas libres sin peso) deberemos practicar estas tres capacidades.
Personalmente, he empezado hace poco tiempo a realizar sentadilla frontal: todavía me queda mucha técnica que pulir, y el butt wink excesivo es una de mis tareas pendientes (algo que no me pasa con la sentadilla trasera). Si vosotros mismos no sois capacer de verlo (es complicado uno solo) pedid a algún amigo que os controle y os diga si lo hacéis: una vez que lo identifiquéis podréis trabajar para mejorar la técnica.
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It will be the star’s first trip to the world’s most populous nation, where he is scheduled to make appearances with some of the country’s top actors, music stars and artists.read more
The most flawless mix of masculine and feminine, Bette Franke’s off duty model style mixes slouchy pants and loafers, boyish wet hair and masculine attitude, with her full lips and feminine peachy skin.
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The president teased the comedian during an appearance on her show, saying he was annoyed she used “a bunch of celebrities” to break his record for most retweets.read more
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In his first public statement about the mysterious disappearance of Flight 370, the president revealed Wednesday that “every available U.S. resource is being used in the search.”read more
“No one saw this coming,” says Keith Richards of the fashion designer’s death in an apparent suicide.read more
The adaptation of the French-Canadian series was previously developed for HBO.read more
Two were pronounced dead at the scene of the car crash on Thursday night.read more
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The anchor wed over the weekend and announced her nuptials and baby news on Monday’s show.read more
The first day of Spring is in 2014 on March 20 (according to the astronomical definition). It is also called the spring quinox. Spring is one of the four temperate seasons, the transition period between winter and summer. Spring and “springtime” refer to the season, and broadly to ideas of rebirth, renewal and regrowth […]
The studio, where she filmed “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” will remain on the property for two years.read more
Double denim, triple denim, cut-away chambray shirts and denim dungarees… Lucy Alcorn’s shoot Denim Daydream is exactly that. Model Elle Gray poses in ensembles that marry edgy ripped jeans and dip-dyed denim shirts with classic white pumps, as styled by Felicity Tottle.
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UPDATED: Rashad Charjuan Owens, who has been charged with capital murder, also has several misdemeanor arrests in nearby Killeen, Texas and Fairbanks, Alaska, public records obtained by the ‘Austin American-Statesman’ show.read more
“Other bands have canceled their shows, but there was … no f—ing way 30 Seconds to Mars wasn’t going to be here,” the actor and rock star said during a concert in the city this week. read more
UPDATED: One service that promised to boost an actor’s Starmeter ranking has shut down this week, but there are a number of similar third party sites still in operation.
Toby Keith is also set to take the stage at the annual awards show honoring country music April 6.read more
This latest effort from the prolific filmmaker depicts the many problems faced by five single mothers.read more
Lo que comemos antes de una competición puede influir grandemente en nuestro desempeño, por ello, la ingesta debe reunir algunas características particulares. Hoy junto a nuestros compañeros de Directo al Paladar traemos cinco recetas sabrosas, ideales para la comida precompetición:
Como podéis ver, estas recetas son de fácil digestión, no tienen una cantidad excesiva de fibra y además, tienen pocas grasas y proteínas, así como gran proporción de hidratos complejos que son los que aportarán la energía para la competición.
Recuerda que nunca debes innovar antes de una carrera, por lo tanto, puedes probar estas recetas antes del gran día y después, degustarlas al menos un par de horas antes del esfuerzo, como comida precompetición.
En Vitónica | Recetas apropiadas para consumir previo al esfuerzo
La noticia Cinco recetas sabrosas, ideales para la comida precompetición fue publicada originalmente en Vitónica por Gabriela Gottau.
The film, which was written, produced and directed by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, chronicles his experience as an undocumented immigrant and a crusader for immigration reform.read more
The singer admonished record companies and overeager cell-phone users during a 60-minute set in Austin, Texas. read more
Back when winter had a firm grasp on Milan – during the menswear fashion week – I ran into the gorgeous Yasmina Muratovich (@ Next Models), who happened to be sitting next to me at a bakery on Via Tortona. She looked incredibly gorgeous and effortless in casual clothes and no makeup, proving the value (as models always do) of a classic aviator jacket and a cute knitted hat.
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Michael Madsen and Daniel Baldwin will co-star in the crime film from mew Italian production and finance group AMBI Pictures.
The next British Academy Film Awards will take place on Feb. 8, 2015, shortly ahead of the Oscars on Feb. 22. read more
Users can vote on the 84 shorts and features submitted to the first annual Viewster Online Film Fest. read more
Lena Dunham was joined by fellow “Girls” castmates and creators at a Television Academy event to tease the upcoming season three finale and reflect on the wild journey getting there.
The outrageous singer, who famously has no filter, wore a dress made out of coffee filters when she appeared on the talk show in Austin. read more
At an event in Beijing, the director’s studio backers LeVision Pictures also revealed that they have signed emerging talent Lu Chuan to their stable of filmmakers. read more
Newcomer Stacy Martin also shares how she and Gainsbourg were able to play the same character without working together.read more
Judge Harry Connick, Jr. took the stage to show the contestants how it’s done, and hip-hop musician Mali Music performed “Beautiful.”read more
Sylvester Stallone is co-writer and producer on this Broadway musical adaptation of his Oscar-winning 1976 underdog boxing drama, directed by Alex Timbers.read more
The role is in second position to Fox’s critically praised but low-rated freshman comedy.read more
The Weinstein Co. was to have released the space epic next spring in the U.S., but complications made that impossible.read more
The stars of Darren Aronofsky’s biblical epic “Noah,” continued their global promotional tour in Germany on Thursday, although lead actor, Russell Crowe, wasn’t present.
Kevin Hart and Ice Cube return for Universal’s comedy sequel.read more
The performance of the Aaron Paul action pic comes at a crucial time for DreamWorks as Steven Spielberg’s partner Stacey Snider contemplates a jump to Fox; “Veronica Mars,” Tyler Perry’s “Single Mom’s Night Out” and “Bad Words” also open.
Christopher Landon is directing the horror-comedy.read more
The power of an amazing coat cannot be overstated, whether for men or women. Add one to a few wardrobe basics – black jeans, white t-shirt, sneakers – and suddenly you have an outfit as opposed to just a bunch of clothes.
Portuguese model Luis Borges wore this red Kenzo coat during ModaLisboa.
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The hit web series pokes fun at its first animated film, “from the studio that finally learned how to make Pixar movies…and the wickedly talented Adele Dazeem!”read more
“Because of the way they’re tailored, they are as dressed as a pair of long trousers.” Thom Brown’s words succeed in perfectly capturing spring 2014′s fashion trends prolonged infatuation with men’s tailored shorts in a single, but highly relevant sentence. Key to a refined summer look, the men’s tailored shorts are known for carrying an automatic elegance if worn correctly. And it’s not late to be adding them to your wardrobe.
This season the style that is bound to earn most popularity on the streets hits an inch above the knee. So you can forget all about the below the knee cuts, for they are definitely not in, but still keep an eye out for the short shorts as they managed to maintain their pertinence on the runways.
More about the trend and how you can wear it now, after the break.
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Cutting off all strings tying her to the world, she chooses to immerse in a sea of tranquility, seeking her own utopia, a secret haven that lies hidden in plain sight, just a few feet underwater. A place where there are no such things as overwhelming thoughts, where every emotion takes the shape of a long forgotten memory, where raindrops paint diamonds beneath an inky sky. It is Michael David Adams‘ sunken universe and it continues to reveal bit by bit, what dreams are truly made of.
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For art to meet its ultimate purpose, to make one feel, imagine, think and eventually understand, it does not need to be accompanied by words, it requires no explanation. Because art can easily become the silence of thought and the music of sight, particularly when explored like a sum of all things beautiful, gifted with meaning, or envisioned in a rather wild setting. A reflection that seems to bury itself time and time again for us to discover in Peter Coulson‘s incredible photography work.
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At some indefinable point in time, the crop top found sophistication and elegance alongside its more casual interpretations. A lace cropped camisole never looked so easy as when paired with a pair of relaxed, wide-leg pants and a lightweight spring trench.
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As multiple investigations delve into the accident that killed the 27-year-old camera assistant, it appears that industry guidelines were not followed.read more
Angelina Jordan auditioned for the reality competition with the 1941 jazz hit and brought the judges to tears.read more
An effortless kind of beauty accompanied by the softest attitude shaped the romantic-meets-modern look at Michael Kors spring / summer 2014. The tousled chignon imagined to emulate the lived-in, disheveled hairstyle resulting after a night-out was the perfect mix of pretty and edgy. With the spring 2014 hair trends pointing to all things carefree and perfectly undone in the styling department, this is a look you’ll want to master for the upcoming seasons, although no one says you can’t start sporting it sooner.
If you’re one of the girls to find beauty in imperfection, or if you like your looks entirely effortless, the loose, messy chignon is clearly for you. Check out the complete how to for this hairstyle right after the break.
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“It’s a very, very different movie,” director Darren Aronofsky told the crowd, adding, “Anything you’re expecting, you’re f—ing wrong.”read more
The drama and comedy groups will now report directly to Joe Earley, with Terence Carter, Suzanna Makkos, Charlie Andrews, Lauren Levy Neustadter and Samata Narra all rising in the ranks. read more
Following eight days of short teasers, BBC America has released the first trailer for the Tatiana Maslany clone drama.read more
The singer took over an event held for manager Scooter Braun by performing “Boyfriend” and “As Long As You Love Me,” singing the latter for his “baby girl.”read more
Shares of DreamWorks Animation fell on Monday as Wall Street analysts weighed in on the performance of the studio’s newest release.read more
Maybe it’s dark eyes the look requires; a mysterious soul upon which it relies. Maybe it’s that strength in a set jaw and unwavering gaze… whatever the reason, it’s impossible to pass by. Cristina Mantas carries off this eclectic character like no other. Stylist Maria Angelova is expert at clashing styles and prints (yes, the great irony of eclectic styling is that it takes skill to mis-match properly. Clashing is, paradoxically, a kind of matching.) But so too does she mix influences, with scarves and hats and jewellery all worked in together so well the looks would be near impossible to replicate.
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The news site says that reading a screenplay is not a copyright infringing act.read more
HBO finds its best and funniest full-on comedy in years with this Mike Judge creation, and it may even tap into that most elusive thing — a wide audience.read more
The new docuseries doesn’t come close to setting any network ratings records, though it does improve the Sunday time slot’s recent showings. read more
Dr. Emil Chynn is firing back (AGAIN) at The Millionaire Matchmaker star Patti Stanger after she called him “cheap,” telling RadarOnline.com that he’s hired a prominent matchmaker in New York… READ ON
Sin lugar a dudas los Colombianos que vivimos la época de las bombas en todo el pais, jamas olvidaremos la sensación de impotencia, de miedo al no saber donde detonarían el siguiente petardo …cuantas serian las víctimas? en contra de quien y por que era todo un misterio,hoy ya sabemos las razones los motivo y […]