The Kulm Hotel St Moritz ( is hoping to nurture the next generation of golfers by offering free golf lessons and etiquette golf classes for all its young guests up to the age of 12 years every Tuesday and Thursday morning from now until mid-September, when the hotel’s summer season comes to a close.

The hotel’s desire to encourage young golfers stems from a long association with golf: the Engadine, where the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz is located, is known as “The Golf Centre of the Alps” thanks, in part, to the creation of the hotel’s own 9-hole golf course in 1891, making it one of the oldest golf courses in Switzerland – and one of the highest in Europe at an altitude of almost 2000 metres.

As a result, the Kulm Hotel already has a loyal golf following and is keen to encourage the children of golfing guests to follow in their footsteps along the fairway, thereby eliminate the possibility of creating a generation of golfing orphans!


Age: 27
Country: Japan
Weight category: -57kg
Achievements: London 2012 Olympic champion, 2010 world champion

When did you start judo?
I started judo when I was six years old. I have five brothers and sisters and they all practiced judo.

Did you dream of representing Japan from the beginning?
When I was in secondary school, aged about 12 years old, I was dreaming of becoming an Olympic champion in judo.

What was the moment when you knew judo would become your full-time career?
Until University, I wasn’t the strongest judoka. At that stage I started to develop more responsibility and I became stronger and stronger. It was a very important time for me as I was fighting in Japan and internationally and my results were continually improving.

What are your memories of London 2012?
I can’t remember back to London 2012 (laughs). All my family were there so it was a really special moment to win in front of them and they were a big part of my success.

Do you think judo is more than a sport?
Judo has a great spirit and I want to show everyone the values of the sport when I compete.

Do you consider yourself a role model?
Me? (laughs) It is very nice if people think this.

Do you know the nickname which fans and media use to describe you?
The Assassin (laughs). I don’t know how to react sometimes when people call me this but it is nice to have a nickname. It is a sign that I have made an impression in my competitions.

What are your thoughts on the rule changes?
I like them. They are good for me. They suit my style and I felt good when I returned in Dusseldorf. I needed a break after London because my motivation was low. Now I want to focus again on the World Championships and then the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

What do you think of the new young generation of Japanese judoka in the -57kg category who have emerged while you took a break?
It is good competition which everyone needs. We have very strong judoka. I feel this when I compete at the All Japan Judo Championships and in domestic training. Champions can build champions.

What do you think of the new gold judogi backpatch for Olympic champions?
(laughs) I like it. The colour is nice. Hopefully Japan can have many gold backpatches in the future.


anonymous asked:

please explain British school. For me private means expensive & public means state funds. First "Grammar school" = elementary school, age 6-11 then we have middle school (11-14), high school (14-18), then university/college aka secondary education. For me, Prep school is just an expensive high school. From what I gathered, you have a different meaning for "grammar school", "primary school" "secondary school" "prep school" "college" & your 6th form is a mystery. Also do you wear uniforms for all?

Heya! First, the easiest question. Yes, we wear uniforms! They vary depending on the kind of school, so bear with me. Also, this is a loooong post, sorry.

Primary school = age 5-12 - Reception & Years 1-6

Primary schools can be plain old Primary schools, religious (CoE/Church of England, Catholic) or private. Most religious primary schools are also government-run, esp the CoE ones, as that is the official religion of the UK. Uniforms can look like this - summer, winter, private school

(Pre-)Prep Schools = age 7-13 ish.

Prep schools are a dying breed, and are really expensive private schools that prep (ha!) children of very rich people for Public Schools (see below). All prep schools are different and if you ever meet someone who actually went/goes to one, you’d need to ask them what years their prep school took and so on. Uniforms look like this.

Secondary school = age 12-16 (or 18) Years 7-11 (or 13)

Secondary schools can be comprehensive schools, grammar schools, state schools or private schools. They can also be religious or secular. Comprehensives are what we call plain old government-run, catchment-area schools. Grammar schools are also government-run, but they require an entrance exam to enter and are generally not catchment area (and therefore tend to do slightly better in league tables as they get to pick who attends). 

Public schools and Private schools both have fees. Private schools are schools that charge students to attend, or have scholarships. Public schools also charge students, but they are the really old, really posh ones, back when ‘public’ meant that the school was open to anyone who could pay the fee (back in a time when the truly rich had private tutors). Eton is a Public school.

We also have Academies and Free Schools which get more complicated but we’ll leave that for now… Uniforms can look like this (posh Public Schools will almost always have the blazers, but otherwise the styles are interchangeable for the other types of school) - 

College/Sixth Form = age 16-18 (Years 12-13)

It’s basically the last two years of education. (Bear in mind that Eggsy is old enough that mandatory education was only up to age 16 then and he might well have left school with only GCSEs. Mandatory education is up to 18 now.) Many secondary schools have sixth forms attached to their schools, and is a name from the era when secondary school years were called First Form, Second Form, etc. 

College is what you call it if you leave Secondary School or your Secondary School has no sixth form attached to it and you attend another institution for Years 12 and 13. 


University is where you go to get a degree. Most usual degree courses are three years in the UK, and you never ever ever call 90% of them college, unless of course your university is separated into colleges (such as Oxbridge colleges, or University of London colleges).

ETA: This is only school in England. Scotland has a completely different Secondary education system.

I finally get to check sl chem off my list of worries 🙌


My evolution

Picture 1: Age 2, with my 7 year old brother

Picture 2: Age 7, with my 80 year old grandma (I can tell how old I was because I still have eyelashes in this picture.  Thanks, trichotillomania)

Picture 3: Age 12, with my 12 year old dog Pop Tart

Picture 4:  Age 14

Picture 5-6: Age 15.  I was modelling in my third show.

Picture 7: Age 16 - My metabolism had slowed down, and I was beginning to gain weight.

Picture  8: Age 17.  I had pulled out all my eyelashes once again and was beginning to pull out my hair.

Picture 9: Age 20.  Sick of having bald spots, I shaved my head a year ago.  I’m down 15lbs from my heaviest, 185lbs, but I’m still bigger than I’d like.  I also have a nasty rash on my face and have NO CLUE where it came from.

terra-stone asked:

12 year old Vaelrin: Who do you look up to the most and why?

“I think … I think my mother! She’s elegant, wise, smart, and very patient. She’s made father calm down every time I don’t successfully pull off a spell correctly or … something. She loves me no matter what! 

And she’s really good with the piano! She’s teaching me how to play just like her. I don’t know if I’ll be half as good, but I will try! 

I love my mom…”


So I read the duff by Kody Keplinger and it, in my opinion was a very good book. I enjoyed reading it. And thought that it was very realistic. Its about a girl who doesn’t see herself as beautiful because she has two drop dead gorgeous friends. Then like all good teen romance novels a guy gets involved. The main girl and this boy have a chemistry relationship that I love. The whole I hate you but am attracted to you then you open your mouth kind of relationship. My mom also read this book and she thought that it should have been more college based than high school. I thought it was appropriate and realistic because that’s what teens are doing these days. I know everyone has old fashioned views about youths having sex which to a certain age I agree. Like 12 year olds should not be having sex. But teens who are old enough and can think long and hard about the consequences should be allowed to have sex. But enough on that tangent….. This is a great book and I would recommend you read it. I can’t wait till I can see the movie!!

June Event

Our Nashville event is right around the corner! On June 9 from 1 -3pm, we will be at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.  It’s located at 331 Great Circle Road Nashville, TN 37228!

All minors MUST have a parent or legal guardian sign the Youth Volunteer Waiver. This form can be turned in the day of the volunteer project. Every minor MUST also have a hardcopy Youth Volunteer Waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. If you need one please let us know so we can forward the information to you.

Here are some of the policies sent to us by Second Harvest:

Age Requirements: The minimum age for volunteers is 12 years old, with the exception of Family Night on Thursdays when the minimum age is 6 years old. Groups younger than 18 years old must be accompanied by adult chaperones (1 adult: 5 minors).

Arrival: During business hours of Monday - Friday from 8 am - 4:30 pm, volunteers should enter the building through the 2nd door on the left into the lobby and check in with the receptionist. She will notify the Volunteer Coordinator that you have arrived. Outside of business hours, during evening and Saturday shifts, volunteers should enter the building through the 1st door on the left into the Culinary Arts Center. The Volunteer Coordinator will be there to greet volunteers upon arrival.

Attire: Due to safety concerns, all volunteers must wear close-toed shoes (no sandals or flip flops), and casual, comfortable clothes that are appropriate for a warehouse environment. There are volunteer projects that involve working in the 40 degree cooler, so be sure to bring a sweatshirt or jacket.

Check in/out: All volunteers are required to wear a name badge, as well as sign-in/out to record service hours.

Harassment: As an equal opportunity employer, Second Harvest Food Bank has a strict policy against employee or volunteer harassment, whether sexual, racial, religious or national origin. Harassment in any form (verbal, physical or visual) is strictly against Second Harvest’s policy and will result in corrective action. Simply put, harassment will not be tolerated on the part of any employee or volunteer.

Orientation: All volunteers will receive an orientation and tour of the food bank, as well as training prior to each shift. A Volunteer Services Associate will supervise every volunteer group.

Parking: Volunteer parking is available in front of the lot near the main entrance.

Physical Requirements: Volunteers primarily work in a warehouse around large equipment such as forklifts and pallet jacks. Volunteers must be able to use their hands, fingers and arms with dexterity; be able to physically handle, lift and move product; as well as stand throughout the entire shift.

Smoking Policy: Smoking is only allowed in the designated smoking area located in the back of the building outside.

Volunteer Conduct:

• Personal belongings such as bags and purses are not permitted in the warehouse. Storage is not provided so these items should be left in your vehicle.

• Volunteers are not allowed to throw cans or other food items.

• Volunteers are expected to remain in the project work area throughout the shift.

• Volunteers are not allowed to drive forklifts, or ride/stand on the pallet jacks or shopping carts.

• Running and horseplay is prohibited.

• Eating and drinking in the warehouse is prohibited. However, water is provided and allowed.

• Volunteers are NEVER allowed to take products from the warehouse, even food or items that have to be discarded.

We can’t wait to see you guys there!

I know that naruto day is over but this particular thought won’t go away, aka how old konoha (and therefore the ENTIRE HIDDEN VILLAGE SYSTEM) is. let’s do some really terrible math

tsunade aka 5th hokage: ‘currently’ 3-4 years

3rd (part 2): 12 years for obvious reasons. begins 12 Years Before “Naruto” manga/anime (YBN)

4th: I’m gonna guess like 3 years? I’ll put 5 for my purposes. (17 YBN)

3rd (part 1): tsunade is 51 at start of naruto, genin teams are age 12, sooo 39 years ago. subtract what we’ve already got, it’s something like 22 years, give it 2 years for genin teacher -> hokage puts us at 20 years for 3rd’s Reign Part 1! (37 YBN)

2nd: only thing we know for sure is that he’s 1st’s brother, and doted on tsunade almost as much as her grandpappy 1st. which makes things really, REALLY weird. tsunade is born 51 YBN, so that’s already a 14 year reign here. MAYBE. here’s where it gets tricky, what with brothers ruling and stuff.

1st: i’m making tsunade’s parents 23 because that tends to be ninja baby-having age so 1st had a kid 74 YBN, and i’m guessing because of Ninja Land he was probably the ripe old age of 35 when he founded konoha, so he probably had kids at ninja baby-having age, so -12 = founding of konoha, subtract that from 74 YBN and you get 62.

Konoha has existed for 62 years.


Even if I give Minato like a 10 year reign it’s still nowhere near the amount of time that’s implied. It’s under 100 years at the very most. The ENTIRE SYSTEM has existed for 85 years AT MOST, and that’s being wildly generous. Regardless, the oldest people in town would remember life pre-Ninja Villages.