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The Nine Parries of Saber Fencing

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The Parry is important for defending against attacks and offers an opportunity to counter attack. Without learning parries it will be difficult to effectively compete in fencing. Your body will be generally open to seasoned fencers. Practicing defending against attacks using multiple parries is important for creating the highest levels of competitive skill. The most common parries used are Parry of Four, Parry of Six, Parry of Seven, and Parry of Eight ( 1 ). They are designed to protect your right side, left side, lower stomach, middle of your stomach. They are parries designed to cover the core areas of your body and help you defend against the majority of fencing attacks.   Prime: Stops a cut to the chest. Seconde: Stops a low cut to the flank Tierce: Stops high cut to the flank Quarte: Stops high cut to the chest. Quinte: Stops cut to head. Sixte : Stops cut to head. Septime: Stops cut to back. Octave: Stops cut to flank. Neuvieme: Protects Back Mic

Call for Papers: 2014 Conference of the Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning (ADEIL)

We invite you to submit a proposal to present at the 2014 Conference of the Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning (ADEIL), to be held October 14-16, 2014 in Lubbock, Texas. The conference will be hosted by Texas Tech University Independent School District. Each year, we seek to discuss the concerns and new developments in the field of distance, online, and independent learning. We encourage proposals on topics in research and assessment, student services, curriculum development, instructional design, marketing, administration, and teaching. Presentations may be by individuals or groups and may use a variety of formats old or new (lecture, panel discussion, group interaction, hands-on sessions). Website:   http://www.adeil.org .

Dark Horse Coffee Brands Their Urban Barnyard

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Dark Horse Coffee may be small but attracts a lot of locals from the urban barnyard. As a start-up operation the idea was to transplant knowledge from the Hawaiian coffee fields to the coastal lifestyle of San Diego. The young entrepreneur Daniel Charlson used his experimentation with coffee beans to create a successful business that frequently has a line out the door. You can’t miss the big black horse on their sign.     It isn’t a large coffee shop and seating is limited but this doesn’t seem to stop anyone. They don’t have a lot of room for people to sit and lounge around with their laptops but they do have an efficient visitor flow mechanism that ensures customers don’t have to wait long before being served. Many of the patrons walk-in and out from the street buying their coffee on the go.   They are a specialty shop that focuses on international French press, pour over, and cold brew coffee. Unlike larger chains they operate in small batch production and strateg

Call for Papers: 2014 Summer Global Human Resource Management Symposium

Deadline: June 20-21, 2014 Los Angeles, United States of America Call for Papers - Submission of an abstract, topic of interest or proposal will be accepted for the purpose of registration. - Time schedule to be determined later after all the papers have been received. - 30 minute presentation per paper - Approved and Peer Reviewed papers will be published in on-line proceedings. Topics Abstracts of research papers in 150-200 words are invited from academics, practicing managers and Ph.D. scholars/PG students on contemporary issues in Human Resources, Management befitting any of the conference tracks mentioned as under. Topics of interest for submissions include, but are not limited to: - Organizational behavior/industrial psychology - Organization development - Training and development - Strategic human resource management - Industrial relations, social security, labor welfare - Compensation management - Cross-cultural management/international HRM Web addre