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Ataxia

Ataxia is a neurological sign consisting of lack of voluntary coordination of muscle movements that can include gait abnormality, speech changes, abnormalities in eye movements. Ataxia is a clinical manifestation indicating dysfunction of the parts of the nervous system that coordinate movement, such as the cerebellum. Ataxia can be limited to one side of the body, referred to as hemiataxia. Several possible causes exist for these patterns of neurological dysfunction. Dystaxia is a mild degree of ataxia. Friedreich's ataxia has gait abnormality as the most presented symptom; the word is from Greek α- + -τάξις = "lack of order". The term cerebellar ataxia is used to indicate ataxia, due to dysfunction of the cerebellum; the cerebellum is responsible for integrating a significant amount of neural information, used to coordinate smoothly ongoing movements and to participate in motor planning. Although ataxia is not present with all cerebellar lesions, many conditions affecting the cerebellum do produce ataxia.

People with cerebellar ataxia may have trouble regulating the force, direction and rhythm of muscle contractions. This results in a characteristic type of irregular, uncoordinated movement that can manifest itself in many possible ways, such as asthenia, delayed reaction time, dyschronometria. Individuals with cerebellar ataxia could display instability of gait, difficulty with eye movements, dysphagia, hypotonia and dysdiadochokinesia; these deficits can vary depending on which cerebellar structures have been damaged, whether the lesion is bilateral or unilateral. People with cerebellar ataxia may present with poor balance, which could be demonstrated as an inability to stand on one leg or perform tandem gait; as the condition progresses, walking is characterized by a widened base and high stepping, as well as staggering and lurching from side to side. Turning is problematic and could result in falls; as cerebellar ataxia becomes severe, great assistance and effort are needed to walk. Dysarthria, an impairment with articulation, may be present and is characterized by "scanning" speech that consists of slower rate, irregular rhythm and variable volume.

There may be slurring of speech, tremor of the voice and ataxic respiration. Cerebellar ataxia could result with incoordination of movement in the extremities. There is overshooting with finger to nose testing, heel to shin testing. Impairments with alternating movements, as well as dysrhythmia, may be displayed. There may be tremor of the head and trunk in individuals with cerebellar ataxia, it is thought that dysmetria is caused by a deficit in the control of interaction torques in multijoint motion. Interaction torques are created at an associated joint. For example, if a movement required reaching to touch a target in front of the body, flexion at the shoulder would create a torque at the elbow, while extension of the elbow would create a torque at the wrist; these torques increase as the speed of movement increases and must be compensated and adjusted for to create coordinated movement. This may, explain decreased coordination at higher movement velocities and accelerations. Dysfunction of the vestibulocerebellum impairs the control of eye movements.

This presents itself with postural instability, in which the person tends to separate his/her feet upon standing, to gain a wider base and to avoid titubation. The instability is therefore worsened when standing with the feet together, regardless of whether the eyes are open or closed; this is a negative Romberg's test, or more it denotes the individual's inability to carry out the test, because the individual feels unstable with open eyes. Dysfunction of the spinocerebellum presents itself with a wide-based "drunken sailor" gait, characterised by uncertain starts and stops, lateral deviations, unequal steps; as a result of this gait impairment, falling is a concern in patients with ataxia. Studies examining falls in this population show that 74–93% of patients have fallen at least once in the past year and up to 60% admit to fear of falling. Dysfunction of the cerebrocerebellum presents as disturbances in carrying out voluntary, planned movements by the extremities; these include: intention tremor.

Inability to perform alternating movements, known as dysdiadochokinesia. This could involve switching from pronation to supination of the forearm. Movements become more irregular with increases of speed. Inability to judge distances or ranges of movement; this is known as dysmetria and is seen as undershooting, hypometria, or overshooting, the required distance or range to reach a target. This is sometimes seen when a patient is asked to reach out and touch someone's finger or touch his or her own nose; the rebound phenomenon known as the loss of the check reflex is sometimes seen in patients with cerebellar ataxia. For example, when a patient is flexing his or her elbow isometrically against a resistance; when the resistance is remo

Geneva Motor Show

The Geneva International Motor Show is an annual auto show held in March in the Swiss city of Geneva. The show is hosted at the Palexpo, a convention centre located next to the Geneva Cointrin International Airport; the Salon is organised by the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles, is considered an important major international auto show. First held in 1905, the Salon has hosted all major internal combustion engined models in the history of the automobile, along with benzene- and steam-powered cars from the beginning of the century. Exotic supercars steal the spotlight during their debuts at the show. Prototypes, new equipment, technical breakthroughs, international partnerships, as well as political and social debates, have been announced at the exhibition; the show is regarded as a level playing field for the world's automakers, aided by the fact Switzerland lacks an auto industry of its own. Areas of the show: Motor cars 3 or 4 or more wheels. Electric cars and alternative powered cars.

Special bodywork for motor cars, car design, engineering. Converted cars. Accessories and parts for motor cars OEM: original equipment manufacturers Workshop installations for the repair and maintenance of motor cars Miscellaneous products and services related to the car industry Animation / Attractions; the International Advanced Mobility Forum is the Geneva Motor Show forum on the mobility of the future. The 90th Geneva Motor Show was planned to be held between 5 and 15 March 2020. Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak and Switzerland's self-imposed limit on gatherings of over 1,000 people, the event was cancelled; the 89th Geneva Motor Show was held between 7 and 17 March 2019. The 88th Geneva Motor Show was held on 8 to 18 March 2018; the 87th Geneva Motor Show was held from 9 to 19 March 2017. The 86th Geneva Motor Show was held from 3 to 13 March 2016; the 85th Geneva Motor Show was held from 5 to 15 March 2015. The 84th Geneva Motor Show was held from 6 to 16 March 2014; the 83rd Geneva Motor Show was held from 7 to 17 March 2013.

The 82nd edition was held from 8 to 18 March 2012. The 2011 edition was held from 3 to 13 March 2011; the 80th edition of the Geneva Motor Show was held from 4–14 March 2010. Over 80 introductions were expected for the show. Press days for the show started on 2 March 2010; the 2009 Geneva Motor Show was held from 5–15 March 2009. The following vehicles were introduced: The 2008 Geneva Motor Show was held from 6–16 March 2008; the following vehicles were introduced: The 2007 Geneva Auto Show was held from 8–18 March 2007. The following vehicles were introduced: In addition, Subaru introduced its new boxer diesel engine, Honda showed its next generation clean diesel engine. Bolloré Bluecar Fiat Panda, hybrid petrol -natural gas. Ford Focus Turnier 2.0 Honda FCX Clarity Opel Corsa D, with optimized 100HP 1.6l natural gas engine. Serial production will be evaluated. Reva Greeny AC1 and AC1 Z Subaru R1e, small electric city car, with a battery that can be 80% recharged in just 15 minutes; the following introductions were featured at the 2006 Geneva show: The following introductions were made at the 2005 Geneva show: The following introductions were made from 4 to 14 March 2004 at the Geneva show: The following introductions were made at the 2003 Geneva show: The following introductions were made at the 2002 Geneva show: The following major introductions were made at the 2001 Geneva show: The following introductions were made at the 2000 Geneva show: The following concepts and major launches featured at the 1999 Geneva show: The following concepts and major launches featured at the 1998 Geneva show: The following introductions were made at the 1997 Geneva show: The following introductions were made at the 1996 Geneva show: The following introductions were made at the 1995 Geneva show: The following introductions were made at the 1994 Geneva show: The following introductions were made at the 1993 Geneva show: The following introductions were made at the 1992 Geneva show: The following introductions were made at the 1991 Geneva show: The following introductions were made at the 1990 Geneva show: The following introductions were made at the 1989 Geneva show: Alfa Romeo SZ Alpina B10 Bi-Turbo Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 Daihatsu Applause Ford Fiesta Urba concept Ford Via concept Lancia Delta Integrale 16v Lotus Carlton Mercedes-Benz 500SL Peugeot Agades concept Sbarro Osmos concept The following introductions were made at the 1988 Geneva show: Ford Saguaro concept Maserati Karif Sbarro Robur concept The following introductions were made at the 1987 Geneva show: Aston Martin Lagonda Sbarro Monster G concept The following introductions were made at the 1986 Geneva show: Aston Martin V8 Zagato coupe BMW 524d Citroën Eole concept Rover CCV concept Sbarro Challenge 2+2 concept Volvo 480 Zender Vision 3C concept The following introductions were made at the 1985 Geneva show: Autobianchi Y10 Ferrari 412 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 S Quattrovalvole Michelotti PAC Peugeot Griffe 4 concept Sbarro Challenge concept Sbarro Super Five Volvo 780 The following introductions were made at the 1984 Geneva show: Alfa Romeo 33 1.5 Giardinetta Alfa Romeo Tempo Libero concept Ferrari 288 GTO Ford APV concept Lamborghini Jalpa P350 Sbarro Super Eight concept Sbarro Mercedes Benz Biturbo Zagato Z33 "Free Time" The following introductions were made at the 1983 Geneva show: Alfa Romeo Delfino concept Alfa Romeo Zeta Sei concept Fiat Ritmo Coupe concept Ford Trio concept Lincoln Quicksilver concept Renault Gabbiano concept The following intr

2004 European Athletics Indoor Cup

The 2004 European Athletics Indoor Cup was held on 14 February 2004 at the Arena Leipzig in Leipzig, Germany. It was the second edition of the indoor track and field meeting for international teams, which featured the eight top performing nations from the 2003 European Cup, it was the second consecutive year that the event was held at the venue, following on from a successful hosting of the 2003 European Athletics Indoor Cup. The competition featured nine for men and ten for women; the 400 metres race were held in a dual final format due to size constraints, with athletes' being assigned final positions through their finishing times. The international team points totals were decided by their athletes' finishing positions, with each representative's performance contributing towards their national overall score; the Russian women's team retained their title from the previous year, taking a comprehensive victory – seven of the ten women's events were won by Russians and the team was eighteen points clear of runner-up Germany.

The men's side was a much more contested affair. The title was decided in the final Swedish medley relay event, with France just managing to maintain its lead and beat the Russian men by two points in the final rankings. Key ResultsEuropean Indoor Cup. GBR Athletics/Athletics Weekly. Retrieved on 2011-01-25. 2nd Indoor European Cup. European Athletics. Retrieved on 2011-01-25

Donald Sims

Donald Erick Sims is an American professional basketball player for Aguacateros de Michoacán of the Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional. He was a standout college basketball player at Appalachian State University, has played professionally in several countries, he plays at the point guard position. Sims, from Gaffney, South Carolina, attended Gaffney High School, where he led his school to three consecutive AAAA state titles, amassing an 81-3 record in his three seasons there. After prepping a year at Fork Union Military Academy, in Fork Union, Virginia, he chose to play college basketball at Appalachian State. At Appalachian State, Sims became a standout performer; as a junior, in 2009–10, Sims averaged 20.4 points per game, was named the Malcolm U. Pitt Southern Conference player of the year, by the league's media; as a senior, Sims averaged 21 points per game, passed the 2,000 point mark for his career. He graduated with 2,185 points. After college, Sims was not drafted in the 2011 NBA draft.

After a stint with the Reno Bighorns, of the NBA Development League, he signed with Gaiteros del Zulia, in Venezuela, for the remainder of the season. For the 2012–13 season, he signed with Ventspils of the Latvian Basketball League, where he averaged 10.0 points per game. For the 2014–15 season, Sims signed with the Belgian club Basic-Fit Brussels. For the 2016 -- 17 season, Sims signed with Club de Regatas Corrientes, he became one of the key players of the team, made it to the league's finals. Eurobasket.com Profile Belgian League Profile D-League stats Appalachian State College Athletic Profile

John Beach (Livingston Island)

John Beach is a beach on the west side of the entrance to Walker Bay on the south coast of Livingston Island, in the South Shetland Islands. The ice-free area is around 109 hectares; the beach was charted and named "Black Point" by Robert Fildes in 1820–22. As there was a Black Point on Livingston Island, this name was rejected and a new one substituted by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1958. John Beach is named after the brig John of London, sealing in the South Shetland Islands in 1820–21 and 1821–22. L. L. Ivanov et al. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich Island, South Shetland Islands. Scale 1:100000 topographic map. Sofia: Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria, 2005; this article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "John Beach"

Joe Garner (author)

Joseph Garner is a former radio executive, American author, keynote speaker who resides in Los Angeles. Garner spent twenty years working in the radio industry, over ten of those years of which he was employed as an executive with the Westwood One radio network, he contributed to the creation and production of numerous audiobooks for Schuster. He presides over Joe Garner Enterprises, in Los Angeles. Garner has become an author of both traditional and multimedia. With his book We Interrupt This Broadcast, he combined storytelling and history describe landmark events, his pairing of broadcast audio with photographs and the written word attained the New York Times Bestseller List in two consecutive years. A 10th anniversary, fourth edition featuring new stories and a new Afterword from NBC's Brian Williams, was released in October 2008, he has documented events in sports with And the Fans Roared. He chronicled Notre Dame's football history with Echoes of Notre Dame Football: Great and Memorable Moments of the Fighting Irish.

Garner compiled television history in Stay Tuned: Television’s Unforgettable Moments. He has honored Hollywood films with Now Showing: Unforgettable Moments From the Movies. 100 Yards of Glory, is a book and video documentary about NFL history, his fourth publication with Bob Costas, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. It became a New York Times and USA Today bestseller in January 2012, his most recent work written in collaboration with Michael Ashley was released October 23rd, 2018 titled It's Saturday Morning!: Celebrating the Golden Era of Cartoons 1960s-1990s detailing the Saturday Morning cartoons many of us grew up with through the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's. In addition to Costas, Garner has collaborated with Dustin Hoffman, Bill Kurtis and Rob Reiner, Regis Philbin, NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon, Dick Van Dyke, Walter Cronkite, NBC anchor Brian Williams. Garner interview, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2002 Garner interview, CNN Sunday Morning, 2004