Admissibility Of Day In The Life

Generally proponents have been successful in admitting these films into evidence."' "Day in the life" films that have been properly authenticated, and structured to survive the defendant's objections," are usually admissible. An outline of the leading cases in this area of the law will demonstrate the variety of factual circumstances in which these films are admitted, and will provide a starting point for an analysis of the evidential principles governing admission. The most noteworthy case is Grimes v. Employers Mutual Liability Insurance Co.In Grimes, the plaintiff, having suffered severe injury in an industrial accident, had a film produced which depicted him performing a variety of daily activities. The court held that the film was admissible and relevant in portraying the nature and extent of the plaintiff's damages. The court's analysis exemplifies the basic theme alluded to above: "day in the life" films are generally admissible if …

Admiral Of The Century

When we think of great naval commanders, we immediately think of Horatio Nelson. He fought 13 battles, winning eight.

Admiral Yi Sun-sin fought 23 battles against the Japanese invaders of Korea, and won every one of them without losing a single ship. In 14 of these battles, moreover, not a single Japanese ship survived.

Yet Yi Sun-sin was an amateur: he had no formal naval training of any kind.

Japan’s greatest admiral, Heihachiro Togo, the victor of Tsushima, said: ‘It may be proper to compare me to Nelson, but not to Korea’s Yi Sun-sin. He is too great to be compared to anyone.’

While conducting his campaigns, Admiral Yi got virtually no support from his colleagues or the Korean court. Even worse, he was demoted to the ranks more than once on trumped-up charges due to the intrigues of jealous rivals.

How was he able to accomplish so much, and why was Japan unable to defeat him, even though it won nearly every land battle fought at the same time?

Story From The War Adminicle

It was during the Great Depression , when I was fourteen and I first explored the New Atlantis, a book that was to become crucial for me a half century later. It was at a small used book store in Indianapolis on Meridian Street just north of The Circle, about mid way between the Kissel and the Cord luxury auto showrooms. In 1938 in that used bookstore in Indianapolis I didn't yet know that a new world was emerging. I did know first hand about the Great Depression. My father wore his two-tone brown and white summer shoes in the dead of winter, putting wads of paper inside to pad their worn out soles. He was from Texas and a Democrat by birth. I was puzzled when he cautioned me not to mention F.D.R.'s New Deal out loud among other kids in Indianapolis.

I loved that bookstore and the owner always gave me large discounts - the more he approved of my choices the less they cost me. This particular choice cost me sixteen cents. It was Ideal Empires and Republics and include…

War of Adygei

While some post-Soviet Russian officials earlier acknowledged that the area Russians call the Kuban was once populated by and ruled over by Circassians, today they, in lock step, refuse to even concede that fact as tensions with Kyiv have heated up over whether that region should belong to Russia or Ukraine.

But Moscow's effort to rewrite history in this case is having exactly the opposite effect the Kremlin intends. It has provoked Circassians both in the North Caucasus and abroad to focus on Moscow's methods and to mobilize to oppose them by speaking out and demanding that their history be recognized and their holidays celebrated. This past Sunday, for example, the Maikop city organization Adyge Khase–Circassian Council issued a declaration pointing out that neither Ukraine nor Russia should be talking about the Kuban as if it had always belonged to one or the other. In fact, the Council pointed out, it was Circassian before the Russians killed or expelled most of their ances…

She Founds Out About Her Adiadochokinesia

Dysdiadochokinesis is the clinical term for an inability to perform rapidly alternating movements. The condition is a key sign of many cerebral disorders, including multiple sclerosis and neocerebellar syndrome, and is caused by lesions in the cerebellum, the part of the brain that governs motor control. A person with dysdiadochokinesia will not be able to perform rapid alternate movements like winding a watch or moving the tongue quickly from one side of the mouth to the other.It is thought to be caused by the inability to switch on and switch off antagonising muscle groups in a coordinated fashion due to hypotonia, secondary to the central lesion. Dysdiadochokinesia is also seen in Friedreich's ataxia and multiple sclerosis, as a cerebellar symptom including ataxia, intention tremor and dysarthria. It is also a feature of ataxic dysarthria.Performing alternating movements steadily and quickly requires significant cerebellum coordination. As a result, patients with lesions or oth…

Muscle Dysfunction Abnormality

Abnormalities in diadochokinesia can be seen in the upper extremity, lower extremity and in speech. The deficits become visible in the rate of alternation, the completeness of the sequence, and in the variation in amplitude involving both motor coordination and sequencing.Average rate can be used as a measure of performance when testing for dysdiadochokinesia.
Dysdiadochokinesia is demonstrated clinically by asking the patient to tap the palm of one hand with the fingers of the other, then rapidly turn over the fingers and tap the palm with the back of them, repeatedly. This movement is known as a pronation/supination test of the upper extremity. A simpler method using this same concept is to ask the patient to demonstrate the movement of trying a doorknob or screwing in a light bulb. When testing for this condition in legs, ask the patient to tap your hand as quickly as possible with the ball of each foot in turn. Movements tend to be slow or awkward. The feet normally perform less we…

Biblical Adeodatus

Adeodatus, the only-known son of Augustine, bishop of Hippo, was born while his father was a student at Carthage to the first of the several mistresses with whom Augustine lived. In this particular case, though the woman’s name be unknown, they cohabited for a period of at least fourteen years, she finally leaving Augustine when he had taken up with others. The child was left with his father; the mother returned to the Roman province of Africa, from which she had come, “vowing never to give herself to any other man” .

Augustine’s father, Patricius, had died two years before Augustine was nineteen; his mother, Monica did not remarry. Augustine appears to have begun his daliances in that interval, even though it was ultimately his mother’s parental and religious influences which were to prevail. Monica had been instrumental in the conversion of her husband to Christianity not long before his death, and in the instilling within her son the seeds of such a possibility, in spite of the post…