Driving Under the Influence – What You Need to Know

What could be more dangerous to your health, or that of others on the road, than being at the wheel when you are impaired by alcohol or drugs.  One of the greatest tragedies in the nation that has occurred on America’s roadways has been the needless deaths that have resulted from driving while intoxicated. In 2011 alone, according to the Alcohol Alert “Death Clock” there have been 7,622 deaths in America, as of early September.

Every state in America has passed laws that are geared toward preventing drivers from driving while intoxicated or while under the influence of drugs. Simply, just saying no to drunk driving or driving while intoxicated has not been the solution. Some states, like Illinois are considering passing stricter laws to deal with this very serious crime.

How Serious Is The Problem:

When there have been literally tens of thousands of deaths caused by DUI drivers, at times the numbers can be indeed rather numbing. Yet, for the families that have to suffer through the death of a loved one who was a needless victim of this type of crime, the pain can be a reoccurring nightmare.

In 2009 alone there were an estimated 10,839 people who died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, and an estimated 32 percent of all traffic deaths resulted from drunk driving, suggests the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It is simply troubling to think that every 50 minutes an innocent person is killed in a vehicle crash due to an alcohol impaired drive, according to the website Century Council.

How State Laws Define DUI Types:

Driving while intoxicated under the law generally means that the driver has a blood/alcohol content (BAC) level that is above 0.10. Many states have decided to be proactive in their fight to reduce DUI related deaths …

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Roulette rules

Roulette is another simple game, in which there are 11 different kinds of bets that can be placed, in any number of combinations. The only real skill required is deciding how much to bet,  and which  combinations of  bets  to place.   Not surprisingly  a

large part of your success at roulette is determined by luck, but as with all casino games there is definitely an element of skill that can help you increase your winnings.

The basics

Roulette is played on a wheel having 38 compartments numbered 1 to 36, 0 and (in most, but not all cases) 00. The same numbers are printed on the table lay-out where bets can be placed. The premise of the game is simple.  The wheel spins counter-clockwise while a little white ball rolls in the opposite direction and when the ball drops into one of the slots, that is the winning number. You win or lose depending where on the table your bet was placed. The amount you win depends on the type of bet you have placed, and this is explained in more detail below.

Typical American (00) roulette table layout

Look at the table layout carefully and you’ll see that there are inside and outside sections. The significance of the inside and outside sections will be clearer after you’ve become familiar with the 11 different types of roulette bets you can make, along with their pay offs.

The 11 bet types…

Betting inside:

1 number, 35 to 1 payout if you win, 2.63% probability

Put your chip (or chips) on any number from 1 to 36, or 0 and 00. Be sure your chips are inside the square and do not touch the line.

2 numbers, 17 to 1 payout if you win, 5.26% probability

Put your chip (or chips) on …

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Biography

Scott Adkins was born in Sutton Coldfield, England, on June 17th, 1976, into a family that for generations were Butchers. Along with his elder brother Craig, he was raised by John and Janet Adkins, a loving middle-class family. It is worth mentioning that Scott’s great, great grandmother was of Spanish descent. Scott attended Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School in Sutton Coldfield. Probably not the best of students, he used to sneak downstairs after his parents had gone to bed and watch films all night then fall asleep during lessons. A natural athlete, Scott enjoyed a variety of sports as he grew up, but when he was 10 years old, he accompanied his father and brother to the local Judo club. The attraction was instantaneous. Idolising stars such as Bruce Lee and Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott began to train everyday. He took over his Dad’s garage and turned it into his own Dojo. He even had a shrine to Bruce Lee in there that he would bow to. He remembers being mugged on a bus when he was around 13 and that really kicked his training into overdrive. He wasn’t ever going to let that happen again. At the age of 14, Scott went on to train in Tae Kwon Do under the instruction of Ron Sergiew with the T.A.G.B. After a few years, he moved on to Kickboxing under Anthony Jones. He is now a fully trained Kickboxing Instructor for the P.K.A. A self confessed “film junkie” Scott’s attention was drawn to acting through the Hollywood Greats. He enrolled in a drama class at Sutton Coldfield College. Being a shy lad he initially found it difficult to be put on stage in front of an audience. Finally, at the age of 21, Scott was offered a place at the prestigious Webber …

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Ninja II:Shadow of a Tear

WOW what a great month for Adkins fanz, we have been treated to lots of great pics from the film and finally the trailer for Ninja: Shadow Of A Tear…of which was really badass.

The film had its premiere last night at Fantastic Fest last night and the first review has come up and it is very positive, here is just a few words from that review – “The real winner of the day was saved for last. One of the many joys of attending a film festival is seeing something you’ve never heard of before, walking in cold to an experience that inspires great enthusiasm. Such was the case with Ninja: Shadow of a Tear”. ” The cheers that came after each fight scene in Ninja: Shadow of a Tear felt totally earned. If you love action, if you love martial arts, or if you love something in between, you’ll want to see Ninja: Shadow of a Tear as soon as you can.”

Check out the review below along with the trailer and photos

Fantastic Fest Review of Ninja II

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Rumors & potential projects

Scott was recently in Thailand filming a new project and met up with Thai action phenomenon Tony Jaa & Dolph Lundgren, some great pictures below of the meeting. Tony posted on his Official Facebook page “Like I said earlier, the pace is picking up on the set of Skin Trade. Skin Trade is a new action thriller starring Dolph Lundgren, me, Ron Perlman, Michael Jai White, Celina Jade, Peter Weller, Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa and one more surprise person. TJ” This has fanz thinking that there could be a potential cameo from Scott?? We will see.

Another rumor with fanz wondering if it is Scott that will feature is, the new Tekken film, this comment from Larnel Stovall prompted fanz to wonder – “Congrats Kane… its your time. Check out Ninja 2 to see why Kane can bring something fresh to “Tekken”.. I wonder who else might be announced soon.” Scott recently worked with the same crew on Ninja II: Shadow of a Tear so it could be possible!?

Impact online announced that Adkins and Florentine are joining forces once more for “Close Range”, for plot details head to Impact Online below.

Impact Online

Seems its another busy year for Adkins as another project has been spoken of by Daniele Favilli the quote was from an interview by manlymovie.net – “I’ll be working with Italian director Giorgio Serafini in his new project, an action movie with Scott Adkins and Zoe Bell”, nothing official has been announced so again we will see.

Scott has expressed he is a massive fan of The Raid and would love to work with director Gareth Evans, after the trailer for The Raid 2 trailer hit the net, Scott has mentioned this via twitter “Im officially stating it NOW!! @ghuwevans better put me in The Raid 3!!” …

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