Across the rusted tracks of a railroad spur along Route 372 and after a 2 mile rollercoaster journey along the undulating traprock ridges sits what remains of HA 67 Plainville, part of the 34th AAA Missile Battalion that housed Nike missiles. They were kept to protect Hartford and Bridgeport, as well as the state's industrial areas, from attack by Soviet bombers from the mid 1950s to the early 1960s. This is the second missile installation I've explored in my travels across the state, having grown up in the 1970s around HA 36 in Portland within the Meshomasic State Forest. During the height of the Cold War, the Plainville base, as well as ones in Cromwell and Simsbury, provided an "electronic curtain" and could fire 12 missiles into the sky before reloading. At one time, Col. William F. Murphy said they could "knock down any known plane in nothing flat." The site near the top of the 600 foot Pinnacle Rock with its 360 degree view of the Connecticut River Valley and the hills of Massachusetts and the Berkshires was the perfect location for the radar and command center. Old railings, roads and concrete viewing platforms can still be seen as visitors walk the Metacomet Trail from the hanging hills of Meriden to the Massachusetts border. Named after the Greek winged goddess of victory, Nike Ajax guided missiles could be fired from a launcher site 2 miles away in Farmington. A high chain link fence still rings the old base and you can still follow the asphalt driveways and roads. Bits and pieces of the facility, including old brick walls, concrete foundations and electronic thingamajigs, can also be found in the forest, but little remains of the 12 buildings after a "vandalism blitzkrieg" in 1966. The journey to the old base is quite scenic once you leave the commercial sprawl of Route 372 and noise of I 84. The rocky path passes by huge traprock cliffs and basalt boulders. The overlooks are beautiful, framed with white pines, weather beaten cedar trees or pitch pines with views out to the Hartford skyline and Rattlesnake Mountain. Just watch your footing on top of the 1,000 year old lava flows that have a habit of dropping off precipitously. The Cold War, Soviet warplanes and the Nike missiles are distant memories now. But this section of the Metacomet Trail brings visitors back to a time when sentries and radar operators scanned the skies for planes that thankfully never flew overhead. Air Jordan 13 Bred 2013 ,Air Jordan 11 Low Infrared 23 Air Jordan 6 Championship Cigar Air Jordan 14 Sport Blue Air Jordan 3 Infrared 23 Air Jordan 13 Bred 2013 Air Jordan 10 Venom Green Air Jordan 13 Reflective Silver Air Jordan 10 Powder Blue 2014 Air Jordan 6 Varsity Red The clover has been turned into Adidas' logo since 1972, and at that time, all Adidas' products were used this flag. Due to its external form, a large number of people consider that the symbol of Adidas clover stands for a full blown flower, which represents the Olympic essence of higher, faster and stronger separately. But actually, the logo of Adidas clover originally stands for the togetherness of three continental plates. Its shape is just as the earth's unfolded three dimensional graph, much like a map of the world, which represents that the power of sports is being extended all over the world. Meanwhile this logo also symbolizes three strips that Adidas brand's founder, Adi Dassler sewed on the sneakers. Since 1996, the clover logo has been specially used in the classic series of Adidas Original products. The classic series chose the best products throughout Adidas history as their chief source, which was released again after some slight modifications in fabrics and styles. The whole series is more close to fashionable trend, including shoes, clothing, bags and other accessories. Perhaps because each classic series has a unique story, in people's eyes, the classic series is always provided with connotations and is always permeated with fresh vitality and fashionable flavor. In the fall of 2012, Adidas classic series was issued in limited edition for the first time in China. Each style, from shoes, cloth to accessories, is part of fine products which let trend seekers love admiringly. The clover is the most welcomed brand under Adidas subsidiaries. Compared with other Adidas series, clover shoes, including clothes are more fashionable, casual and trendier, which no longer belong to sportive style. Clove vintage shoes were achieve inevitable conformation in the trendy circle. In the year of 2001, the first exclusive shop of Adidas Originals was opened in Berlin Germany. Later that year, another store was available in Tokyo Japan. The third store was opened in SOHO district of New York city. This enterprise brand was ranked sixty seven among the top 500 global brands which was carried out by World Brand Lab in 2006. In March, 2007, the franchise store of Adidas Originals was settled down in Shanghai, which is also the first concept store of Adidas Originals in Shanghai. In the spring and summer of 2012, the global female artists are appealed by Adidas clover to make their own white space. The Chinese young artist, Yan Wei accepted clover brand's invitation. She gained inspiration from this season's Adidas Originals Women Collection and encouraged the female to understand themselves via a myth. Derive power from the innermost, open the imaginary world and carry out a little risk from here to look for the initial ego. Fan Binning, a female actor who represents the tough and brave women with distinct glamour, and Yan Wei shot this season's advertisements of clover brand, which faultlessly annotated the brand's female original spirit. Clover myth space website, HTML5 edition was also made via the cooperation with Microsoft. Air Jordan 13 Bred 2013,"If you don have any Fun in your Life, then all you have is a bunch of Thursdays?" (Movie, Rumor Has It) Starting with the end of childhood, moving into being a working adult and, finally, into the fifty plus stage with retirement on the horizon, our amount of Fun typically decreases. Why do we loose Fun? Why do we need to have Fun? What is Fun to you? Fun is something that is non competitive, takes your mind off of responsibilities or worries; something you really enjoy doing. Playing tennis, writing, traveling, being with friends or family, working on a creative project. Is your Fun something you can totally loose yourself in? Do you feel energized while doing it and invigorated afterwards? You might even feel a little selfish taking the time to do something Fun, but, hey, aren't you worth it? We need Fun in our lives for validation and to show ourselves that we matter everyday. Fun helps us to keep perspective with our perceived responsibilities and to help us from feeling like martyrs. Do you sometimes feel like you taking care of everyone and everything else? Are you a caregiver for another person? If we allow all of our energy to be constantly pulled away from us, then we're choosing to not have any reserves for ourselves. Fun is also one of the best ways I know to slow down time and to create memories. This past summer, we went with friends to a ski resort in Colorado for the day. There was a chairlift to the top of the mountain and a giant slide down. Putt Putt golf, a huge maze, some shops and of course places to just sit and enjoy the view. BUT, there also was the bungee trampoline that caught my eye. Suddenly, I was about eight years old and found myself strapped into a halter with two bungee cords attached, jumping on the giant trampoline. The scariest part was the teenage kid holding the controls that would decide how high I was going to go. Getting strapped in, I did the usual, conservative jump about five times, then, feeling brave and not remembering my "age", I tried a couple of back flips!!! Not a pretty site!! BUT it was truly FUN!! I didn hurt anything (luckily), no one laughed at the "grandmother" on the trampoline and I have my memory. It reminded me that if I could do this at my age, then maybe I needed to keep exercising and trying to stay healthy. So, how do you make time for yourself? How do you create Fun in your life? First, stop hiding who you are; be authentic. Think about what makes you up, Today. Who is the person really inside of you? Not your chronological age, but the age in your mind. At sixty, you can feel maybe thirty. Call me crazy, but who cares? If you didn have any responsibilities, what would you like to be doing? How are you spending your time? What is Fun to you? Are you missing Fun? What do you need to have Fun? What is stopping you from having Fun? Live La Vida Loca!!! (Excerpt from our book and workshop about Fun) Publishing Guidelines: You are welcome to publish this article in its entirety, electronically, or in print free of charge, as long as you include my full signature file for ezines and my Website address in hyperlink for other sites. Carolyn Bates is an International Coach Federation (ICF) Certified Personal Life Coach specializing in successful life transitions and retirement for Baby Boomers and people 50+. Coaching Life Design writes a monthly newsletter, has an interactive website and continually creates and offers teleclasses focused on the challenges of creating the life you want.
Where Can We Buy The Air Jordan 13 Bred 2013,Air Jordan 3 Powder Blue Premo cameleon calcium sensor for live cell imaging and screening also introduced San Diego, Calif., December 11, 2006 Invitrogen Corporation (Nasdaq:IVGN), a leader in life science research, today introduced the newest member of its free online scientific resource collection, iGene, a platform that allows researchers to conveniently search for experimental reagents by gene or protein. This announcement as well as the launch of the PremoTM cameleon calcium sensor, which uses fluorescent protein color emission to detect calcium levels in live cells for cell signaling studies, were made during the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) 2006 Annual Meeting this week. Invitrogen developed its suite of online bioinformatics solutions including the iProtocolTM Online Library, the iPathTM Online Bioatlas, and the iGene gene or protein search engine resource to simplify the transition from experimental planning to selecting optimal research products. By integrating all known human, mouse and rat genes and proteins into one database, the iGene search engine helps scientists quickly filter through more than 250,000 products related to their gene or protein of interest. Researchers can search using several criteria including keyword, gene accession number, gene symbol, or batch search to find all of the antibody, assay, protein, cloning, qPCR or RNAi products available for their specific experimental needs. Search results also link to external resources at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and to relevant signaling and metabolic pathway maps on the iPathTM Online Bioatlas. "As the leading provider of integrated research solutions, Invitrogen's goal is to drive standardization of technologies and methods by making available to scientists worldwide a series of top quality, application based bioinformatics tools completely free of charge," said Michael Stapleton, Vice President of Marketing/eBusiness at Invitrogen. "Invitrogen's rapidly expanding online scientific efforts are at the forefront of the internet revolution, taking advantage of the most effective medium for promoting best practices in research." Invitrogen also announced the launch of its PremoTM cameleon calcium sensor, which will provide advantages in imaging applications as well as in compound screening employing HTS methodologies. PremoTM cameleon is a genetically encoded fluorescent protein based sensor for cellular calcium signal measurements. It provides a ratiometric read out at visual excitation wavelengths in the presence of calcium and interferes minimally with cell physiology. Conveniently pre packaged in the biosafe and nontoxic BacMam insect virus delivery format, PremoTM cameleon is designed for live cell application to a broad range of mammalian cells, including neuronal, primary and stem cells. The company provides essential life science technologies for disease research, drug discovery, and commercial bioproduction. Invitrogen's own research and development efforts are focused on breakthrough innovation in all major areas of biological discovery including functional genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics and cell biology placing Invitrogen's products in nearly every major laboratory in the world. Founded in 1987, Invitrogen is headquartered in Carlsbad, California, and conducts business in more than 70 countries around the world. The company globally employs approximately 4,800 professionals and had revenues of more than $1.2 billion in 2005. Safe Harbor Statement Certain statements contained in this press release are considered "forward looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and it is Invitrogen's intent that such statements be protected by the safe harbor created thereby. Forward looking statements include, but are not limited to, those regarding: 1) iGene to allow researchers to conveniently search for experimental reagents by gene or protein; 2) PremoTM cameleon calcium sensor's ability to use fluorescent protein color emission to detect calcium levels in live cells for cell signaling studies; 3) the ability of iGene to simplify the transition from experimental planning to selecting optimal research products; Such forward looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risks: a) of any inability to timely create or acquire new products with the desired characteristics; and b) of the unpredictability of future demand for current or future products; as well as other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in Invitrogen's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Air Jordan 13 Bred 2013 Marathon Helps Participants To Inspire ThemselvesHARTFORD On a clear and crisp Saturday morning, 14,000 people from across the world gathered on Capitol Avenue for the start of the 18th annual ING Hartford Marathon, known to many as one of the "greenest" races in America. But the race, held each October and consisting of a marathon, a half marathon, a 5K and a children's fun run, is not simply sustainable in the environmental sense of the word. It also helps competitors to inspire themselves and persevere through challenges that seem almost insurmountable. Beth Shluger, founder and executive director of the Hartford Marathon Foundation, said she meets people each year who tell her moving stories about what they've overcome and how participating in one of the marathon events whether walking or running it empowers them. "The gift that we are giving to these people is priceless," Shluger said after the race. "These are people who have never been heroes to anyone and now, here they are inspiring others and inspiring themselves. How many times does this happen in Hartford? Only on marathon day." Wearing Addidas, Nike and Under Armour, runners soaked with sweat bolted through the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch at Bushnell Park toward the finish line, some pushing their bodies to the limit and vomiting or passing out. The reasons they run are as varied as Connecticut's neighborhoods; some run to win, some for fun and some as a way of honoring a loved one. Nicholas Miller, of Waterford, was one of the many participants in Saturday's race running for health reasons, having already lost nearly half his body weight in just one year. "It's a lot of work being fat," he told Fox CT reporter and weekend anchor Tim Lammers. "Walking from my building to my car was enough. I had to catch my breath before walking into a building." Miller, who said he reached his breaking point at almost 400 pounds, was chosen as one of 11 competitors to make up the Elite Inspiration Team. Members of the team are chosen from hundreds of nominees for their ability to inspire and motivate others. "There's not a lot that's going to hold me back," said Miller, who ran the half marathon. "There's not a lot that I don't think I can do." Another half marathon runner, Jessica Brann, of Windsor, who also runs to keep herself in shape, said her husband, David, keeps her going when she feels like she's ready to quit. "He was really inspirational," she said. "[While we're running] he always tells me, 'Do not be that person to let someone else have that moment on you.' So when I'm getting close to the finish line I focus on the person in front of me and try to pass." Saturday's race was David and Jessica's second half marathon. The couple said they didn't formally train for it, but kept up fitness goals and stamina through recreation and running on their home treadmill. This year, they proudly declared they had shaved 12 minutes off last year's time and only had minor cramps and body aches. Michaela O. Donnelly, spokeswoman for Hartford Hospital, which provided medical resources and staff for the Hartford Marathon, said 10 people were taken to the emergency department to treat dehydration or electrolyte levels. One person was admitted to the hospital early in the race because of a stress fracture caused by a fall, though it was not immediately clear how serious the injury was.
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