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King of the Crease – DobberHockey
27 year-old goaltender Jason LaBarbera looked to have finally taken the next step. Despite a GAA of 3.00, the Burnaby native’s shining 0.910% paced the Los Angeles Kings by a wide margin. However, season-ending hernia surgery on March 5th put the long-awaited keeper on the shelf. With JS Aubin gone to the Anaheim Ducks in a deadline deal, LA’s options were Dan Cloutier and an AHL goalie with an .897 SV% and 2.92 save percentage.
And as it turns out, that may have been the best thing to happen to the Kings all season.
Flash back to May 31st, 2007. Since Niklas Backstrom’s dominant NHL debut, overage European free agent goalies were hockey’s version of small dogs for celebrities. Leading the hype parade was 25 year-old Erik Ersberg. Absent from the national team every single year of his playing career, Ersberg exploded onto the scene in 2006-07, winning Goalie of the Year honors in his first year as a Swedish Elite League goaltender. The allure was obvious, and every GM made a pitch. The eventual winners were the LA Kings, a team on a desperate search for a goaltender.
However, despite all the hype, Ersberg’s adjustment to North America did not go as planned. While he didn’t make the roster out of camp- Jonathan Bernier did- Ersberg was expected to go down to Manchester and rip it up; after all, he’d dominated an arguably tougher league just a season earlier.
Months later, Kings fans were still waiting. Some had even begun to see Ersberg’s one-year contract as a blessing. While not terrible, he failed to rise above 21 year-old rookie pro Jonathan Quick and albatross Dan Cloutier.
And then March 2nd came.
With LaBarbera headed for the OR, Kings management decided to give the struggling Ersberg his shot; Quick, Cloutier and JS Aubin had had theirs. Why not Erik? After all, he’d performer admirably in his only taste of NHL action, a late entry to a game on February 23rd. Despite already behind 5-1, Ersberg came in and played as if it were 0-0. Miraculously, the King came back, tying the game at 5 with 15 seconds left. Ersberg would make 18 saves on 19 shots, allowing just one- the OT winner.
March 2nd was a historical day. Despite being in the league 40 years, the Kings had never had a Swedish goaltender start a game. Ersberg’s performance soon made fans realize what they were missing. Despite losing in OT again, Ersberg performed admirably, stopping 33 of 35 shots in a 2-1 loss. He followed it up two nights later with another 31-shot barrage, holding the Kings in until seven minutes to go in the third period.
And on Thursday night, Erik Ersberg posted his first-ever career shutout against the powerhouse Ottawa Senators.
So what are poolies to make of the late-blooming Swede? Well, his current 1.68 GAA and 0.952 Sv% are likely unmaintainable long-term. However, he’ll continue to get his starts as he continues to play well. If you need a secondary option down the stretch, Ersberg is an excellent choice. It;s important to remember, though, that LA’s defense won’t make his job very easy.
And as for next year? Shortlist him as a major sleeper if his play keeps. LA may have found the solution to their goalie problem at long last.
King of the crease – Frontline
Sachin Tendulkar crosses another milestone in his cricketing career a half century of Test centuries.
TRUE, 50 is, after all, just another number at least for Sachin Tendulkar. But the cricket world has viewed it differently. A half century of centuries in Test cricket is a reason to celebrate. The whole of India has joined in the celebrations, treating the achievement as a national event. For Tendulkar has trodden into a territory that will remain his own for a long, long time.
That Tendulkar had the traits of a genius was obvious when he made his debut in December 1988. As the lad, not yet 16, began batting for Bombay (now Mumbai) against Gujarat in the Ranji Trophy tournament at the Wankhede Stadium in his hometown, spectators like veteran cricketers Sunil Gavaskar, Ramakant Desai and Eknath Solkar were fascinated by his game. Tendulkar crafted a century. The act became a habit with him.
Lalchand Rajput, his first captain, recalls: Tendulkar showed no signs of nerves. The ease with which he faced the fast bowlers was amazing. He looked so mature in his approach. I remember telling him to play his natural game and not worry about the opposition. He was so confident. In the Irani Cup too, he made a century. We knew then that this youngster was different and was sure to dominate cricket in the times to come.
Less than a year later, Tendulkar made his Test debut in international cricket against a hostile Pakistani attack. Some of the legends from the opposition Imran Khan, Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis remember Tendulkar as a special talent. They have always reflected warmly on their experience, showering lavish praise on one of the greatest sportsmen on the planet.Sachin Tendulkar has since been described as a maestro, a legend, an icon, the best batsman ever, and the greatest ever; the accolades are still pouring in. But he describes himself thus: I am just a cricketer! He continues to count himself as just another member of the Indian team.
His achievements have been documented in the most glorious terms in various forums. For Tendulkar, the best compliment comes in the form of a victory. Nothing pleases me more than India winning, he gushes. It is not just India winning in cricket. He celebrates when India wins in hockey or tennis; he is overjoyed when an Indian athlete or boxer excels. Too good, is his favourite expression.
Flanked by team-mates Kapil Dev (left) and Mohammed Azharuddin before the Test series against Pakistan in October 1989, when Tendulkar made his international debut.-ALLSPORT UK / GETTY IMAGES
No doubt he is a phenomenon a rare one at that. As the West Indian batting great Vivian Richards wrote recently, the difference between Tendulkar and others is in the level of commitment and the passion to keep going. To watch Tendulkar at training is an experience in itself how he looks after his body, tends his gear, prepares for the session, waits for his turn to bat in the nets’, never imposes himself on the team.
Pravin Amre, his coach at Mumbai, is in awe. I have played with him long enough to understand his approach but I am amazed at the man’s zeal. He wants to be perfect always. His humility is amazing. I have seen Sachin carry drinks for the juniormost, much to the embarrassment of the youngster. His discipline is infectious. For Mumbai nets, he comes in the Mumbai training gear. He would never don an India cap or T-shirt for a Mumbai match. He will also not allow anyone to carry his cricket coffin. Too good, Amre exclaims.
The devotion that Tendulkar brings to his cricket can be ascertained from this anecdote. Once, unaware that he had reached a landmark, he asked partner Rahul Dravid what all the applause was for. You have crossed 10,000 runs in Test cricket, an astonished Dravid informed. So engrossed was Tendulkar in his work that he had forgotten all about the milestone.
I don’t play for statistics, Tendulkar maintains. No wonder, the 50th Test century at Centurion (in South Africa) remained a mere number for him.
Says Kapil Dev: You can’t contain Sachin’s deeds in a statistical frame. He brings unstinted joy to the art of batting. Statistics will happen because cricket is about runs and wickets. But how can you evaluate Sachin’s contributions by just counting the number of runs he has scored. To me, he best symbolises the heights an individual can rise to dominate a team sport. Words can never capture the beauty of Sachin’s cricket.
After making his century for Rest of India against Delhi in the Irani Trophy match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on November 7, 1989-S. KOTHANDARAMAN/THE HINDU ARCHIVES
Batting is rarely a strenuous exercise when Tendulkar is at the crease. Gaps are born when he drives the ball, boundaries appear short when he is on song, the bat is heavy but to play the shots he has more time than anyone else in the game, and his art assumes divine proportions as he decimates the opposition. Conditions do not matter to him. He is so adept at creating space for himself. South African fast bowler Allan Donald describes Tendulkar’s batting so aptly in his autobiography White Lightning:
He hits the ball so hard with apparently little effort. His shot selection is superb, he just lines you up and can make you look very silly. He flicked one of my deliveries through midwicket from outside off-stump at a rate of knots and I was daft enough to shout Catch it!’ as the ball was rebounding off the boundary boards. I said Good shot!’ to that delivery, something I have never said to a batsman at any time in my career. He’s the best looking batsman I’ve ever seen; everything is right in his technique and judgment.
Mark Waugh, the elegant Australian batsman, writes: When you play against Tendulkar, you almost want to see him get a few runs just to see him bat. It’s amazing how hard he hits the ball. If the ball is a foot wide of you in the field, it’s four. Tendulkar’s innate knowledge of batting can provide material for the best coaching manual after Don Bradman’s impeccable Art of Cricket. How he reads the ball in the air and on pitching, how he constructs his innings depending on the situation, his shot selection, and his calm and controlled approach to the game can make for an interesting case study. He can be computer fast in reacting to a situation, and his footwork is exemplary. Flawless, as Sunil Gavaskar described his technique once.
That he continues to entertain speaks for his brand of batsmanship. Of course, he has picked and chosen some one-day international (ODI) assignments but he remains on top of the list in all forms of the game. On his last appearance early this year, he made an unbeaten 200 at Gwalior, in his 442nd ODI match. Not bad for someone who made no runs in his debut ODI knock against Pakistan in 1989. No cricketer, contemporary or past, draws his Dream XI without Sachin Tendulkar at Number 4. When it comes to picking a batsman for all seasons, there is none to beat him. Often he has been compared to Bradman, Brian Lara, Gavaskar, Ricky Ponting and such greats. But he plays down such comparisons.
He actually does not like such comparisons; he sees in them disrespect to the others. Tendulkar’s batting canvas is vast and vibrant while his contribution to a team under pressure is unique. No batsman would have ever faced the kind of pressure that Tendulkar does every time he takes guard. I enjoy it and it gives me extra thrill, is his modest response.
It is not that Tendulkar is at ease always. There have been times when he has spent sleepless nights or arrived at the ground a bit tense. But such occasions have been few. That he is deeply religious helps him overcome such phases. Once, during a Test match against Sri Lanka in Mumbai, he was not happy with his batting at the end of day one. He was restless. A midnight visit to a temple in Shivaji Park calmed him. He completed a hundred the next day.
Upon completing his first Test half-century, in Faisalabad on November 24, 1989. At the non-striker’s end is Sanjay Manjrekar.-V.V.KRISHNAN
Injuries have troubled him. Having carried Indian cricket forward for so long, he suffered a back injury, which was followed by a tennis elbow. He even missed a tour to the West Indies, in 2006. But Tendulkar battled on. The tapes on his body and on some of his favourite bats bear testimony to his passion for the game.
History will cherish Tendulkar not just for his batting style and cricketing feats. He has inspired a nation, a generation, to strive and succeed. He signifies young India’s self-belief in conquering the world, and not just in sport. He is committed to working for society, and accepts every invitation to promote awareness on various issues.
Charity is close to his heart. He supports an unspecified number of orphans and underprivileged children and takes care of their health and educational needs. When a private hospital in Hyderabad wanted Tendulkar to be on its board, he made a condition every sportsman from Andhra Pradesh should receive free treatment in the hospital. Tendulkar does not receive a penny from his association with the hospital but the goodwill of every sportsman who gets free treatment at the state-of-the-art hospital is priceless.
Sachin Tendulkar, 37, is an everlasting colossus, who needs four more to reach the fifty-century mark in ODIs too and make it a century of centuries. The cricket-loving world is lucky to have experienced this magnificent phenomenon. He is indeed the Kohinoor of cricket, as former Indian captain and bowling great Bishan Singh Bedi lovingly portrays him.
Crease King HS Goalie Michael Piotrowski – LGR Episode #68
In addition to the pro goalies I also love interviewing high school goalies to hear about what they’re going through and how they’re thinking about the position.
This week we’re interviewing Chicago based Michael Piotrowski (CreaseKing) to break down his goalie game and see if we can tease out some tips for all the goalies out there.
Mike is now a high school junior and started playing lacrosse in the 6th grade.
Mike has been lucky enough to receive top level coaching from D1 coaches around the country and on the show we breakdown how all that coaching as made him into the goalie he is today.
In this episode we touch on:
- His start in goalie
- How he learned the position
- His style of goalie play
- Something Scotty Rodgers taught him at a camp
- His tips for bigger goalies (Mike is 6’4″)
- The process for college recruiting
- His Corona virus goalie training regiment
- The strongest part of his goalie game
- Awesome tip for improving your highlight reel
- Which goalie he replicates the most in terms of style
- Plus much more…
Great conversation with this young man.
Top Shelf: Quick not the only King of the crease
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork. com) – Losing a franchise goaltender for a month would send most NHL teams into a tailspin, but the Los Angeles Kings aren’t most NHL teams.
With Jonathan Quick sidelined with a groin injury since mid-Novemeber, the Kings have somehow managed to thrive.
Being forced to rely on the tandem of Ben Scrivens and rookie Martin Jones between the pipes hasn’t slowed L.A. down at all. In fact, the club’s depth in net is once again the envy of the league.
The Kings are 12-2-3 since Quick went down to his injury on Nov. 12. At first it was Scrivens taking the lead, as the former Toronto netminder won the first four games with Quick on the shelf. However, when Scrivens began to stumble with four losses in five starts in late-November, Jones was there to pick up the slack.
And Jones, a 23-year-old undrafted free agent, has been nothing short of a revelation since making his NHL debut earlier this month.
Jones is off to a perfect 6-0-0 start to his career, becoming the first goalie in club history to win his first six games. The NHL record is not far off either, as two more wins without a loss would match Bob Froese’s record. Froese went 8-0 to begin his career with the Philadelphia Flyers back in 1982-83.
And it’s not just wins that are impressive because Jones has been spectacular in every way since bursting onto the scene from relative obscurity. He has faced 177 shots so far and only has allowed five pucks to cross the goal line, giving him a ridiculous .972 save percentage to go with a stingy 0.82 goals against average.
Oh yeah, and Jones is already tied for the NHL lead this season with three shutouts. The only other goalie to get three shutouts this season in fewer than 20 games is Scrivens, who has reached that number in 16 appearances.
To put Jones’ start in even greater historical context, according to Elias Sports Bureau he is one of only three goalies in NHL history to post three shutouts over his first six starts. The most recent example of that feat prior to Jones came during the 1938-39 season, when Frank Brimsek did it for the Boston Bruins.
The fact that Kings general manager Dean Lombardi traded away Jonathan Bernier — the club’s No. 2 goaltender last season — over the summer only makes L.A.’s depth in net even more impressive. Bernier, who dealt to the Leafs in the move that landed Scrivens, isn’t doing bad in Toronto either, going 10-11-2 with a 2.53 GAA and a stout .925 save percentage.
Obviously, the Kings are doing something right when it comes to keeping the puck out of the net. Some folks give credit to the defense and head coach Darryl Sutter’s system, while others think L.A. can attribute its success between the pipes to Lombardi and his staff’s terrific scouting when it’s time to identify goaltending talent.
Then again, maybe the fact that L.A. seems able to put just about anybody in net and have them turn into the second-coming of Jacques Plante is a testament to the team’s goaltending coach Bill Ranford and his partner in crime Kim Dillabaugh, who is in charge of goalie development for the Kings.
Ranford, owner of 240 career wins as an NHL goaltender, isn’t out their claiming credit for the success and he believes there is more than one reason L.A. seems to have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to goaltenders.
“It’s a combination of both,” Ranford recently told NHL.com. “You need your goalie to make the big saves at the right time, and you have to play solid defense. I think this group here, going back to the (former coach) Terry Murray days, has taken a lot of pride in their defense, and that hasn’t changed.”
It should come as no surprise that L.A. is leading all NHL teams in defense this season, surrendering a league-low 1.89 goals per game. That’s a considerable improvement from last season’s mark of 2.38 gpg and more in line with the 2.07 gpg the Kings allowed during the 2011-12 season, when L.A. won its one and only Stanley Cup title behind a Conn Smythe-winning performance from Quick.
The Kings allowed only 1.50 gpg in the 2012 postseason, as they became the first No. 8 seed in North American professional sports to win a championship.
Quick’s play during the 2012 playoffs is what’s keeping him entrenched as L.A.’s No. 1 netminder no matter how much success Jones and Scrivens have during his absence. The 10-year, $58 million contract Quick signed with the Kings in the summer of 2012, is another reason he’ll be handed the reins when he’s ready to return to game action sometime in January.
The only real questions for the Kings is who to keep as the backup once Quick returns. Unless Jones keeps playing lights-out right until its time to make a decision, it seems Scrivens’ edge in experience will allow him to stay with the big club.
Whatever the Kings decide to do, there’s a good chance it’ll work out. After all, L.A. seems incapable of making a wrong move when it comes to choosing a goalie.
BBC News | England v New Zealand
Eng 126, 211-3, New Zealand 226, 107, England win by seven wickets
A superb 99 not out from nightwatchman Alex Tudor led England to a seven wicket victory over New Zealand at Edgbaston on Saturday.
In a remarkable innings man-of-the-match Tudor pushed, cut and nudged his way through the tourists bowling attack to mark a memorable day at the crease.
“All I was worried about was to win the game; that was the most important thing,” Tudor said after the match.
“I might not get the chance of 100 again but I just wanted to win the game with it being Nasser’s first as captain.
“I’ve been working hard on my batting with Mark Ramprakash and Graham Gooch.
“All I tried to do was get bat on ball. If they gave me width, I flayed the bat and more often than not it went for four.”
Tudor, put in by England on Friday after New Zealand had taken the wicket of Alec Stewart for just one run, secured his highest score with a wonderful array of shots.
He saw out Mark Butcher and captain Nasser Hussain to lead England to a vital victory after a miserable day on Friday.
Facing a target of 208 to win and with one wicket already gone the tourists were widely tipped as favourites on a wicket that clearly favoured the bowlers.
But opener Mark Butcher and Tudor started well at a run a minute, with the Surrey bowler exceeding all expectations at the crease.
Tudor’s 99 not out was the best ever by an English nightwatchman, beating the 98 scored by Harold Larwood against Australia in Sydney in 1932-33.
He scored his maiden half century off 62 balls, including 11 boundaries and continued in aggressive fashion until the last ball.
|Mark Butcher: Forged a strong start with the England paceman|
England lost a wicket in each session on Saturday, going to lunch at 127-2 – still 81 runs behind – and completing the win within 14 overs in the second session.
After sharing a 73-run stand with Butcher (33), who was caught behind by Adam Parore off Dion Nash’s bowling, Tudor then combined with captain Nasser Hussain for a 98 run partnership.
Hussain, the third England captain in 18 months, scored 44 runs before missing an attempted drive off Geoff Allott and was bowled with the England total at 174-3.
Tudor and Graham Thorpe, who was 21 not out at the end, then scored the required 34 runs for victory.
Caddick back to form
New Zealand had started the Test well, notching up an impressive 226 in their first innings after winning the toss and electing to bat.
But Friday marked a remarkable day’s play with 21 wickets taken as England were dismissed for 126, before the tourists fell to an even more agonising 107.
Andrew Caddick, who had saved England with a 60-run partnership alongside Tudor in the first innings, then returned to wreak havoc on the New Zealand batting lineup.
Alan Mullally started the demise, removing the top three batsman before New Zealand-born Caddick took five successive wickets and the Kiwis slumped to 52-8.
With 20 minutes of play remaining, New Zealand were bowled out with an overall lead of 207 when Phil Tufnell picked up the last two wickets.
Cornhill Insurance First Test: England v New Zealand
3 Jul 99
England beat New Zealand by 7 wkts
Scorecard correct at 13:40
England second innings
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (3 Stewart, 3 mins), 2-76 (73 Butcher, 74 mins), 3-174 (98 Hussain, 79 mins)
Still to bat: M R Ramprakash, A Habib, C M W Read, A R Caddick, A D Mullally, P C R Tufnell
New Zealand second innings
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (0 Twose, – mins), 2-5 (5 Horne, 14 mins), 3-17 (12 Astle, 16 mins), 4-39 (22 McMillan, 40 mins), 5-46 (7 Cairns, 13 mins), 6-46 (0 Parore, 1 mins), 7-52 (6 Nash, 17 mins), 8-52 (0 Vettori, 1 mins), 9-106 (54 Fleming, 64 mins), 10-107 (1 Doull, – mins)
England first innings
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (5 Stewart, 9 mins), 2-26 (21 Butcher, 26 mins), 3-28 (2 Hussain, 5 mins), 4-33 (5 Thorpe, 7 mins), 5-38 (5 Ramprakash, 34 mins), 6-40 (2 Habib, 8 mins), 7-45 (5 Read, 16 mins), 8-115 (70 Caddick, 85 mins), 9-115 (0 Mullally, – mins), 10-126 (11 Tufnell, 11 mins)
New Zealand first innings
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (0 Twose, 1 mins), 2-19 (19 Horne, 37 mins), 3-55 (36 Fleming, 43 mins), 4-73 (18 Astle, 31 mins), 5-103 (30 Cairns, 38 mins), 6-104 (1 McMillan, 6 mins), 7-189 (85 Nash, 121 mins), 8-191 (2 Vettori, 12 mins), 9-211 (20 Doull, 17 mins), 10-226 (15 Parore, 47 mins)
New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat
S A Bucknor,
A J Stewart
M A Butcher
G P Thorpe
M R Ramprakash
C M W Read
A J Tudor
A R Caddick
A D Mullally
P C R Tufnell
M J Horne
N J Astle
S P Fleming
R G Twose
C D McMillan
A C Parore
S B Doull
C L Cairns
D J Nash
D L Vettori
G I Allott
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Pietersen keen to remain king of the crease
Kevin Pietersen, England’s middle-order batsman, says he has gotten used to the glare of the media limelight after the “life-changing” Ashes triumph last year
Kevin Pietersen, England’s middle-order batsman, has said he has gotten used to the glare of the media limelight after the “life-changing” Ashes triumph last year and has admitted that he wants to become the best in the business. Pietersen’s match-saving and Ashes-winning 158 in the final Test at the Oval took him to new levels of popularity, and has accepted that “everyone wants a piece of him”.
“I’ve got used to the attention, it’s now a way of life,” Pietersen told Wales on Sunday.”It was quite daunting at first but it’s bearable now. I’ve just got to smile and look as though I’m happy all of the time. It’s not just on the field I have to put in 110 percent but it’s off the field too. I can’t go out of the house without dressing up just in case I get snapped by the paparazzi but I don’t do many things I shouldn’t.
“I’m just ultra polite and ultra nice now because I’m not just representing English cricket but I want to be a good role model for kids.Everyone wants a piece of Kevin Pietersen now but it is easy for me to fit people in. If I’m not working then I’ll do it, if I’m working they can take a hike.”
The South-African born Pietersen – who was voted the ICC’s Emerging Player of the Year and ODI Player of the Year and received a prestigious Wisden Cricketer of the Year accolade for 2005 – admitted that he wanted to hog the headlines for a longer period. “The attention on me is massive, but I haven’t let it have a detrimental effect on the way I train or the way I perform. I know what has made me successful and it has given me a rather nice roof over my head,” he said.”I’m not interested in being a short-term success, I want long-term success. I want to be the best batsman in the world and that requires complete determination, hard work and making sure I keep doing the right things.”
That Oval innings apart, Pietersen impressed with a second hundred on a tough tour of Pakistan and fifties in England’s 1-1 series in India recently. He also admitted that he had no intentions of slacking. “I play every game as if it’s my last whether it’s for county or country,” he said. “So much so that I only took a few days off after the tour to India before I was back training. Then I scored 98 in Hampshire’s win over Essex in the week so that shows I’ve no intention of getting complacent.”
90,000 Why do chefs have high tops?
29 June 2018
One of the main attributes of the profession of a cook is a high cap. Dishwashers can also have rolling pins, knives and pots, and a white hat with beautifully laid folds on it allows us to immediately understand that we are facing a professional.
The history of the creation of the famous chef’s attribute goes back several millennia. There is still no consensus as to why chefs began to wear hats. The oldest legend comes from Assyria.Long before the beginning of our era, chefs were considered a very important person. So significant that he was supposed to wear a crown. But not from gold, like the monarchs, but from cloth. The reason for such an obvious exaltation of the kitchen worker by the rulers of Mesopotamia is simple – they were afraid of being poisoned, so the cook was an extremely important person at court.
There are several more stories about why a chef wears a high headdress with an abundance of folds:
- The English king of the Tudor dynasty, Henry VIII, once found a long hair in his dinner plate and immediately ordered the execution of the cook who prepared his food. The kitchen servants instantly realized and realized that for their own safety they urgently needed to get hats.
- Chef Antonin Karem, who lived in the 19th century, decided that the one with the tallest hood in the kitchen was the most important. The height of Antonin Karem’s own “crown” reached 45 centimeters. The stability of the chef’s hat was ensured by the whalebone and thick paper used for sewing and in the lining. After Karem’s innovation in the clothes of cooks, it became mandatory to wear a cap or “pill”.
- And finally, the third parable. In 1727, King George II of England discovered an insect in his favorite pea soup (lice were common at court, even among the nobility). The monarch was furious and ordered to shave all the workers in his kitchen, after which he strictly ordered to observe cleanliness and hygiene, and ordered the cooks to wear hats during cooking.
All these stories may be myths, but it is known for sure that at the end of the 18th century such a headdress was already worn by professional European chefs. For the Scots, the cap looked like a traditional beret, in France it was a cap with many folds, and the Italian chefs tied scarves over their heads.
The number of folds on the chef’s hat was especially important. According to French traditions, there should have been exactly one hundred of them – according to the number of egg dishes that the chef could cook.
The final image of a culinary specialist with a high cap on his head took shape in the second half of the 20th century. Nowadays, such a headdress is also in honor: chefs wear large caps of different colors or pill-caps.The current tall hood has many advantages over its 18th century French counterpart:
- Headwear is sewn from innovative materials with a high cotton content with twill weave and permanent dyes, thanks to which the product’s wear life is increased.
- Chef’s hats are sewn with double seams. This makes the accessory more durable.
- Convenient and sturdy caps of any size do not squeeze and give chefs comfortable work and create masterpieces.
- Numerous color variations of workwear allow you to move away from the classic white.
Currently there is no ranking of the degree of skill of cooks by the height of the cap. It is often worn at banquets or receptions to show a sign of chef’s status. It is much more convenient to walk in the kitchen in modern overalls.
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To look younger, it is not enough just to get rid of individual wrinkles. The secret of youth is in the volumes that are lost with age as a result of the destruction of natural collagen.A young face has the shape of the Latin letter V.
In youth, the skin is denser and more elastic, and the contours of the face are clear and symmetrical, the cheekbones and chin form a triangle with a wide base facing upwards, this face shape is sometimes called “triangle of beauty”
With age occurs loss of elasticity and firmness of the skin and muscles, subcutaneous fat decreases and redistributes, the oval of the face loses its clear contours and the V-shape of the face is turned over with a wider base downward. As a result of such metamorphoses, the face looks older, regardless of the presence, location and depth of wrinkles.
Radiesse ™ (Radies) returns a youthful V-shape to the face: it replenishes the lost volume where it is needed, while smoothening wrinkles, stimulating collagen production, tightening the cheeks, and restoring a youthful facial contour.
Contour correction using Radiesse ™ (Radiesse) can solve a wide range of skin problems. These include: restoration of volumes in the cheekbones and cheeks, rejuvenation of the hands, non-surgical rhinoplasty – correction of the nasal back, correction of the face and chin contours (non-surgical lifting), elimination of nasolabial folds and marionette wrinkles.
You can see what our patients look like when they decide to have Radies injections before and after the procedure in the Before and After photo gallery on our website.
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90,000 The English king Richard III had a bad tailor, scientists have found out, having studied in detail the spine of the monarch
English King Richard III, whose remains were discovered a year ago, it turns out, not only was not hunchback, but in addition was not so lopsided.
This was stated by a joint team of researchers from the Universities of Cambridge, Leicester and Loughborough University in the latest issue of The Lancet .
In order to determine the degree of problems with the august spine, scientists performed a tomographic scan of the remains, creating virtual three-dimensional copies of them and, in addition, printing them on a 3D printer.
Careful analysis of the result allowed them to accurately determine the nature of the disease and how the royal back defect affected his appearance.
Their results confirmed the diagnosis made after the initial examination of the remains: the king really suffered from scoliosis, in other words, a curvature of the spine, in which one shoulder is higher than the other. According to scientists, the disease was not hereditary and, most likely, manifested itself after Richard was ten years old.Today his ailment would be called acquired adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, that is, one of the most common forms of scoliosis, which occurs in 2-4% of children aged 10 to 16 years.
“The physical deformity caused by scoliosis,” the researchers argue in the article, “was probably minor, as the curvature of the spine in Richard III was well balanced.He apparently had a short torso compared to the length of his arms and legs, and his right shoulder was slightly higher than the left. ”
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Scientists also did not find any evidence that the king limped noticeably, because his “lower limbs are symmetrical and well-formed.”
A good tailor, they believe, could have tailored the king’s clothes in such a way as to “minimize the visual impression of spinal defects.”
But apparently, Richard III did not use the services of a good tailor. The evidence of his appearance that has come down to us is extremely contradictory. Some called his body shapeless, others talked about a hump, a high shoulder, a severe limp and even a dry hand. However, there are other memories as well. Thus, the Silesian nobleman Nicholas von Poppelau wrote in his diary about his meeting with Richard III something quite different: “He was three fingers taller than me, but much slimmer and not as bulky as I am; very thin”.
Impressions of this kind are very rare, most often Richard’s ugliness is described, but, oddly enough, it is they that most of all correspond to the actual state of affairs.
That king was neither lame nor hunchback, and was not crooked at all so as not to hide the defect under the magnificent folds of the royal clothes, but go there, and limped, and curled to one side, as if specially emphasizing the imperfection of his figure.
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Richard III, the last of the Plantagenets, reigned for only two years, from 1483 to 1485.He was killed at the Battle of Bosworth, the final episode of the War of the Scarlet and White Rose. His naked corpse was driven in disgrace through the streets of Leicester and, according to records, was buried at Greyfriars Abbey. In the fall of 2012, it suddenly became clear that the king’s grave had survived: the location of the abbey, which had disappeared a long time ago, was determined (it was found under one of the Leicester parking lots).
Richard’s bones were recovered and given to bone specialists for examination before the forthcoming reburial at Leicester Cathedral.
Many bad things were said about Richard III, the most controversial king in the history of England – both about his physique and about his actions. Now the physique is almost rehabilitated. Queue for actions.
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Natalia Kaminskaya, Culture from September 11, 2003
Sometimes a radical thought comes to mind: maybe the theater should be left alone for a while and Lear, and Hamlet, and Othello, and three sisters in addition? How long can you tell the same story? On the other hand, the population tends to reproduce their own kind, who once become acquainted with the plots of Shakespeare or Chekhov for the first time in their lives.
Then so: what, roughly speaking, is the play “King Lear” written about? And what emotions should an old father, betrayed by his daughters, evoke? Or another shortsighted father, Gloucester, deceived by his bastard son? Or the king’s Jester, disappearing in the middle of the play to who knows where? Or a whole country thoughtlessly cut into pieces? However, such questions are appropriate when there is a task to evoke strong feelings in the public.
Is it a pity for Lear – Maxim Sukhanov in the play by Vladimir Mirzoev? Hard to say.And the Jester – Viktor Sukhorukov? I am at a loss to answer. And Gloucester – Yuri Shlykov? Perhaps a little. And the country of Britain? Not at all. Let’s try to go from the other side and look for new semantic accents in Mirzoyev’s version.
For example, the eternal mystery is the exposition, that is, the question: why would Lear announce the division of the state between children in such a strange way – demanding words of love addressed to him? After all, there was some kind of life in his kingdom up to this moment, were there any laws that he (Lear) established in it? Mirzoyev paints this backstory in a mixed style of wild old legends and critical realism.
Lear – M. Sukhanov – is a decrepit, dilapidated “tear in humanity.” The symbiosis of Plyushkin, Gobsek, Pushkin’s Miser and Japanese netsuke, depicting an ugly old age. Make-up with black ditches of nasolabial folds and gray wrinkled skin of the cheeks is better not to contemplate the coming dream – you will wake up in a cold sweat. But what a voice! Creaky, hissing. What a facial expression! Mouth chews and hums incessantly, eyes stopped. What a plastic! Tremor, arthritis, sciatica. .. In short, a complete nightmare sits on the English throne.Plus the old man’s whim. Plus insanity. Honestly, if even then this Lear had not brought his outrageous retinue into the possession of Goneril and continued to impose his own order there, one could still understand the daughter: one wants to stay away from the sight of all this.
In fact, V. Mirzoev practically ignores the family theme. Some other processes are clearly taking place on the stage, beyond the control of everyday logic. From the almost empty platform, from the tablet placed on it, changing positions, from the costumes with fragments of wool and tails (artist Alla Kozhenkova), there is a sense of savagery and mystery.When Lear begins to howl and the rest of the company howls in tune with him, when the characters sniff each other, when they greedily lick blood from the blades put into action, it remains only to wait for the full moon – and the legend of werewolves is ready. The most outspoken in this sense is Goneril – Y. Rutberg, who simply digs her teeth into the necks of her lovers. Wolf alternates with dog. To the “faithful dog” Kent (D. Ulyanov) Lear scratches his chin, and he presses against the owner’s leg. The detail is perfect in the forehead.As well as the scene of the distribution of food, as if taking place not in the royal court, but in the prison canteen – with aluminum bowls and watery gruel. Like Kent’s monologue in the storm scene, when he illustrates his thoughts that everything is being bugged around, he illustrates with a very real knock of a pebble on a pebble.
In general, Denmark (sorry, Britain) is a prison. Minor political hint. A tribute to the social theme of the play. A scarce bone thrown into a traditional theater that loves to be “closer to life”.But in fact, there is no political theme in V. Mirzoev’s performance either.
Lear’s disgusting old age is played out by Sukhanov with all his inherent fantastic freedom of reincarnation – but only in the first act. That is, the old Lear exists only in one half of the play. In another, he is young, with the usual appearance of an artist Sukhanov, a glorious mixture of the infernal with the marginal. In this sense, they make up a very expressive duet with Viktor Sukhorukov, who plays the Jester. When in the scene of the storm two lonely figures wander and bow their shaved and smooth, as knees, heads to each other, it is impressive.There is a certain association with the same infernal-marginal, however, vague. If it is an image, then it is more likely of a visual, “scenographic” quality, rather than meaningful.
But why did our king get so young? Because he once lost his royal function along with the kingdom? Moreover, there is clearly a hint of play, pretense and lies in the first scene of the play. However, to build a completely acceptable logic, according to which both power and the throne are imaginary, transitory things, and loneliness and natural elements return us to our original essence, one circumstance interferes with werewolves.If we are dealing with a flock of these very individuals, then what kind of human logic can there be? The full moons waited, the blood drank – and the whole time was short. Where is the retribution for sins and mistakes, where is the bitterness of loss?
Wolf’s law (if, of course, we are dealing with the animal world, and not with those whom it is better not to remember closer to night), and that contains a certain gamut of experiences. Kipling’s leader Akela once missed in a fight, he was removed from his post due to his old age – this is a whole drama. But the tragedy of ghouls – for such matters it is better to turn not to Shakespeare, but to Alexei Konstantinovich Tolstoy, who indulged in terrible stories.
However, it seems, the performance of the Theater. Eug. Vakhtangov does not pretend to be a tragedy. Rather, a kind of mystery in which characters are written in a strange way. Goneril – Y. Rutberg differs from Regan – M. Esipenko, Edmond – A. Prudnikov from Edgar Y. Chursin. Even the butler Oswald – A. Zavyalov or the Duke of Albania – O. Lopukhov, these are absolute “functions” in most performances, and this time they have their own faces. Some traits of characters and relationships are suddenly registered inside the unsteady sign world.
Good Cordelia – O. Lomonosova, an angular, gentle girl who, in a completely incomprehensible way, is capable of loving that abomination that is shown to our eyes in the first part of the play. The courtier Kuran – A. Menshchikov – reads (precisely, reads, beautifully and chantingly) Shakespeare in Pasternak’s translation.
It looks like the whole play is in Parsnip’s version, but the beauty of the text is revealed for some reason only in pieces and through the mouth of a tertiary character. The insight of Gloucester Y.Shlykov. Why did you first howl at the moon with the rest? For company? There is a very beautiful scene in the finale: in some kind of ghostly dimension, the living and the dead converge, and everyone is busy with their own business, and everyone seems to be finally good.
The mystery is over. And what was that? What good fell victim to what evil? Whose energy created the chain reaction? Shakespeare in Mirzoev’s transcription, give an answer! Doesn’t give an answer.
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90,000 Fashion trends 2019 – pleating: trend photo
One of the most feminine trends returns next spring with the submission of famous designers who, as if by agreement, all as one confessed their love for pleating during the Fashion Week season.And this is good news not only for those girls who roll their eyes at the sight of baggy jeans and oversized sweatshirts: on the catwalks of New York, London, Milan and Paris we saw a variety of pleating incarnations and tell you what to prepare for next spring and how to fall in love feminine trend.
Today, various methods of processing fabrics are known to achieve such elastic, keeping the shape of folds, but methods of dry heat treatment and using steam, when the fabric is wound on a roll onto a perforated tube, remain classical.
The real king of pleating in the second half of the last century was the Japanese designer Issei Miyake, who invented his own way of processing fabric: in the late 1980s, Miyake placed ready-made items between two thin sheets of paper, and then they were compressed by a press under the influence of steam, while maintaining the original form. As a result, this technique became the main feature of the Issey Miyake brand.
During the spring-summer shows, most often we saw on the catwalks pleated skirts to the floor and romantic monochrome pleated dresses.But not only. At Givenchy, for example, the opening blue dress was decorated with a pleated wing sticking out to the left, and its sleeves were also pleated.
Another clearly standing out trend, from which fans of the 80s will be delighted, are the prefabricated sloping shoulders-shells, as in the collection of Pierpaolo Piccioli. And short flying skirts, like those of schoolgirls, were on the Jil Sander and Acne Studios shows.
If you already have a pleated dress and you want to find the perfect pleated skirt (which, it would seem, have almost been forgotten, but no), you can safely go to the Fendi, Ermanno Scervino and Calvin Klein 205W39NYC boutiques closer to spring. With the dances of Isadora Duncan, Pina Bausch and other iconic dancers of the past, Maria Grazia Chiuri created a fashionable fairy tale for lovers of flying fabrics and delicate feminine silhouettes.
By the way, if you are wondering how the craftsmen in the Dior atelier create weightless pleats, you can watch the video about the creation of a dress from the fashion house’s spring-summer couture collection.
Next spring there will be absolutely no restrictions: it doesn’t matter whether you want to wear a pleated dress with Cossacks or high rubber boots, a discreet midi skirt with a blazer or a pleated mini – everything will be in place, so we have to be patient and get ready learn to maintain the ideal state of tissue folds.
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