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Björn Borg

Björn Rune Borg is a Swedish former world No. 1 tennis player considered to be one of the greatest players in the history of the sport. Between 1974 and 1981 he became the first man in the Open Era to win 11 Grand Slam singles titles, although he was never able to win the US Open in four finals appearances, he won three year-end championships and 16 Grand Prix Super Series titles. Overall, he set numerous records. Borg was the first player to win six French Open singles titles, he is considered to have been the No. 1 player in the world for 1977, 1978, 1979 and 1980. A teenage sensation at the start of his career, Borg's unprecedented stardom and consistent success helped propel the rising popularity of tennis during the 1970s; as a result, the professional tour became more lucrative, in 1979 he was the first player to earn more than one million dollars in prize money in a single season. He made millions in endorsements throughout his career. However, the constant attention and pressure caused burnout and his retirement at the age of 26.

Björn Borg was born in Stockholm, Sweden, on 6 June 1956, as the only child of Rune and Margaretha Borg. He grew up in nearby Södertälje; as a child, Borg became fascinated with a golden tennis racket that his father won at a table-tennis tournament. His father gave him the racket. A player of great athleticism and endurance, he had a distinctive style and appearance—bowlegged and fast, his muscularity allowed him to put heavy topspin on both his two-handed backhand. He followed Jimmy Connors in using the two-handed backhand. By the time he was 13 he was beating the best of Sweden's under-18 players, Davis Cup captain Lennart Bergelin cautioned against anyone trying to change Borg's rough-looking, jerky strokes. At the age of 15 Borg represented Sweden in the 1972 Davis Cup and won his debut singles rubber in five sets against veteran Onny Parun of New Zealand; that year, he won the Wimbledon junior singles title, recovering from a 5–2 deficit in the final set to overcome Britain's Buster Mottram.

In December he won the Orange Bowl Junior Championship for boys 18 and under after a straight-sets victory in the final over Vitas Gerulaitis. Borg joined the professional circuit in 1973, reached his first singles final in April at the Monte Carlo Open which he lost to Ilie Năstase, he was unseeded at his first French Open and reached the fourth round where he lost in four sets to eight-seeded Adriano Panatta. Borg was seeded sixth at his first Wimbledon Championships, in large part due to a boycott by the ATP, reached the quarterfinal where he was defeated in a five-set match by Roger Taylor. In the second half of 1973 he was runner-up in San Francisco and Buenos Aires and finished the year ranked No. 18. Borg made his only appearance at the Australian Open, at the age of 17, reached the third round where he lost in straight sets to eventual finalist Phil Dent. In January he won his first career singles title at the New Zealand Open, followed by titles in London and São Paulo in February and March respectively.

Just before his 18th birthday in June 1974, Borg won his first top-level singles title at the Italian Open, defeating defending champion and top-seeded Ilie Năstase in the final and becoming its youngest winner. Two weeks he won the singles title at the French Open, his first Grand Slam tournament title, defeating Manuel Orantes in the final in five sets. 18, Borg was the youngest-ever male French Open champion up to that point. In early 1975, Borg defeated Rod Laver 36 years old, in a semifinal of the World Championship Tennis finals in Dallas, Texas, in five sets. Borg subsequently lost to Arthur Ashe in the final. Borg retained his French Open title in 1975. Borg reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals, where he lost to eventual champion Ashe. Borg did not lose another match at Wimbledon until 1981. Borg won two singles and one doubles rubber in the 1975 Davis Cup final, as Sweden beat Czechoslovakia 3–2. With these singles wins, Borg had won 19 consecutive Davis Cup singles rubbers since 1973; that was a record at the time.

However, Borg never lost another Davis Cup singles rubber, and, by the end of his career, he had stretched that winning streak to 33. In early 1976, Borg won the World Championship Tennis year-end WCT Finals in Dallas, with a four-set victory over Guillermo Vilas in the final. At the 1976 French Open, Borg lost to the Italian Adriano Panatta, who remains the only player to defeat Borg at this tournament. Panatta did it twice: in the fourth round in 1973, in the 1976 quarterfinals. Borg won Wimbledon in 1976 without losing a set. Borg became the youngest male Wimbledon champion of the modern era at 1 month, it would be the last time. Năstase exclaimed, "We're playing tennis, he's playing something else." Borg reached the final of the 1976 U. S. Open, being played on clay courts. Borg lost in four sets to world no. 1 Jimmy Connors. In February 1977 World Championship Tennis sued Borg and his management company IMG claiming that Borg had committed a breach of contract by electing to participate in the competing 1977 Grand Prix circuit instead of the WCT circuit.

Borg played, won, a single WCT event, the Monte Carlo WCT. An out-of-court settlement was reache

Giovanni Battista Verger

Giovanni Battista Verger was an Italian operatic tenor and impresario. He excelled in the operas of Gioachino Rossini and Gaetano Donizetti. Born in Rome, Verger studied singing in his native city before making his professional opera debut at the Royal Opera House, Valletta in 1817. At his debut a critic wrote, "Verger tenori sarà uno dei primi d'Italia", he came back to Italy in 1819 to sing at the Teatro San Samuele as Carlo in the premiere of Donizetti's Pietro il grande. From this point on he arose at the great stages of the Italian peninsula, having tremendous success throughout the 1820s and 1830s in roles from both the lyrical and dramatic repertoire, he became known as one of the greatest Rossini interpreters of his day, Rossini himself valued his voice. Verger was committed to La Scala from 1824–1826, giving lauded performances there in such Rossini roles as Argirio in Tancredi, Torvaldo in Torvaldo e Dorliska, Rodrigo in La donna del lago, Idreno in Semiramide. Other roles he portrayed at that house included Carlo in Giovanni Pacini's Il barone di Dolsheim, Zepiro in Peter von Winter's Maometto II, Duca di Lavarenne in Giacomo Meyerbeer's Margherita di Anjou, Capellio in Nicola Vaccai's Giulietta e Romeo, a role in Ferdinando Paër's Camilla.

He participated in the world premieres of Giuseppe Nicolini's Aspasia ed Argide, Carlo Evasio Soliva's Elena e Malvina, Michele Carafa's Il Sonnambulo. In 1827 Verger sang the title role in the world premiere of Donizetti's Olivo e Pasquale at the Teatro Valle in Rome. In 1828 he was committed to the Teatro Comunale di Bologna where he was heard as Cleomenes in Rossini's Assedio di Corinto and Antenore in Rossini's Zelmira, he appeared that year as Seide in the world premiere of Donizetti's Alina, regina di Golconda at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa. In 1829 he sang in the world premieres of Carlo Coccia's Rosmonda" and Pietro Generali's Francesca da Rimini, both at La Fenice. In 1832 he portrayed the role of Odone in the premiere of Saverio Mercadante's I normanni a Parigi at the Teatro Regio di Torino. Verger's stage career began to slow down in the mid-1830s as he became more involved with work as an impresario, he was active in organizing opera performances in Barcelona at the Teatro Principal.

His last known stage performance was at that house in 1844 in the title role of the premiere of Josep Piqué i Cerveró's Ernesto, duca di Sicilia. Verger's second wife was the contralto Amalia Brambilla, who came from a famous Italian family of opera singers. From this marriage several children were produced, including the baritone Napoleone Verger and mezzo-soprano Maria Verger, both of whom had significant careers on the stage, he spent his retirement in Palermo

Pre-hospital ultrasound

Prehospital ultrasound is the specialized application of ultrasound by emergency service personnel, such as paramedics, to guide immediate care and treatment procedures. Like conventional ultrasound, it is a device that produces cyclic sound pressure to penetrate a medium and reveal details about the inner structure of the medium. Many emergency physicians now view screening ultrasound as a tool, not a procedure or study, it is used to and ascertain a limited set of internal injuries those injuries where conventional methods of determining them, such as trauma to the torso or heart, would either take too long, require too much time to prepare, or introduce greater risk to the patient. While conventional ultrasound can be a lengthy process, is conducted with non-mobile units and advanced image filtering and manipulation built into the unit, emergency ultrasound is as simple and quick to operate as possible, narrowly focused on a small set of criteria. Indications for the use of prehospital ultrasound are determining the severity of trauma to the midsection, determining immediate trauma or penetration of the heart, to process sources and extent of internal bleeding.

Specific implementations vary, some areas use the German originated FAST scan system which focuses on fluids in the paracolic gutter and the Douglas, Koller's and Morison's pouch. Others focus more on cardiac ultrasounds; as a part of the FAST exam, it is common for the examiner to image the sliding lung against the chest wall to rule out pneumothorax. If the visceral and parietal lung have separated, the lung sliding will disappear indicating a probable pneumothorax. If lung sliding is seen, there is no significant pneumothorax; this simple addition to the FAST exam can identify lung collapse in only 1 additional minute. This Enhanced FAST exam is called EFAST. To be able to exclude a pneumothorax fast and accurate can prevent trauma victims from receiving an unnecessary chest tube. Another useful indication is assessing intravascular volume by looking directly at the inferior vena cava. While studieshave not supported its use as a singular indicator of intravascular volume, in the correct clinical picture the diameter of the IVC can help a practitioner determine a patient's overall fluid status.

Cardiac imaging can give the provider a sense of ejection fraction and heart function but in the setting of prehospital evaluation is used to discover life-threatening pericardial tamponade caused by accumulating blood around the heart. Patients with pulmonary embolism can have a markedly enlarged right ventricle during the event, giving additional clues to the provider for correct diagnosis and treatment; as time goes on, it is that there will be dozens of additional indications for field use. In most cases, prehospital providers will employ the use of a portable ultrasound unit. In every instance, an attempt is made to find the area best suited to an ultrasound and utilize bare skin if possible. Resolution is vastly decreased. There are two main areas of emergency ultrasound; the Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma focuses on trying to ascertain if there is internal bodily fluid in blunt abdominal trauma, in the areas between organs, a sign of severe internal injury. Echocardiography is used to attempt to find valvular disease, cardiomyopathies or penetrations of the heart.

Both systems are scanning methodologies, they use identical equipment. Ultrasound visualization of the optic nerve sheath has been shown to be useful as a surrogate for more invasive intracranial pressure monitoring, allowing for more advanced monitoring of brain injuries in the field, it images muscle, soft tissue, bone surfaces well and is useful for delineating the interfaces between solid and fluid-filled spaces, unlike most other methods of trauma diagnosis, which are little more than educated guesses. It renders "live" images, where the operator can dynamically select the most useful section for review, narrows down the problem area, rather than having to wait until the patient is at the hospital, it has no known long-term side effects and causes any discomfort to the patient. Sonographic devices have trouble penetrating bone. For example, sonography of the adult brain is limited; this means that in terms of trauma diagnosis involving brain injury, sonography will be difficult and requires high-end ultrasound machines.

The depth penetration of ultrasound is limited, making it difficult to image structures deep in the body in obese patients. The method is operator-dependent. A high level of skill and experience is needed to acquire good-quality images and make accurate diagnoses, one more skill that a limited EMS team must develop. Since most EMS teams are small and suffer high turnover, retaining qualified personnel can be difficult. Duplex ultrasonography

Lone Sloane

Lone Sloane is a science fiction comics character created in 1966 by the French cartoonist Philippe Druillet. Lone Sloane first appeared in Druillet's own debut, Mystère des Abîmes, published in 1966. Other stories were published in the Franco-Belgian comics magazine Pilote from February 1970 to April 1971; the series was subsequently revamped by the author for Metal Hurlant magazine. Set 800 years after a catastrophic event called the "Great Fear" the stories feature Lone Sloane, caught by an entity called He Who Seeks, after his space ship is destroyed, he is thrown into a different dimension, where he becomes a space rogue and freebooter with strange powers. He finds himself caught in an inter-galactic struggle between space pirates, gigantic robots, dark gods and other-dimensional entities. Similar to Silver Surfer and Galactus, or Ulysses and the Greek Gods, he is compelled to wander in a universe, alien to him, it is known for the quasi-Baroque style of Druillet's artwork, which features H.

P. Lovecraft's space nightmares mixed with M. C. Escher's influences. Le Mystère des Abîmes Le Trone du Dieu Noir Les Iles du Vent Sauvage Rose Torquedara Varenkor: Le Pont sur les Etoiles O Sidarta Terra Delirius Gail Salammbo Salammbo 2: Carthago Salammbo 3: Matho Chaos Delirius 2 The first eight stories were translated into English by Jean-Marc Lofficier and Randy Lofficier, they were first serialized in black and white in Dark Horse's Cheval Noir comics anthology published as graphic novels by NBM Publishing. The rest of the stories have been translated into English by the magazine Heavy Metal, some of them serialized in the magazine and Chaos published as an album. Loan Sloane at Bedetheque Loan Sloane at the Comic Book DB Lone Sloane on the Lofficiers' site Lone Sloane at Cool French Comics

Sylvester Earl Powell

Sylvester "Earl" Powell most known as Earl Powell, is an American songwriter and music producer. He is the owner of Eptone Music Productions, he produced and co-wrote Jennifer Hudson's song "Stand Up" and co-wrote several songs on Tito Jackson's solo project. Keyshia Cole Woman To Woman featuring Ashanti Producer Syleena Johnson Angry Girl Producer Syleena Johnson Champ ProducerChapter V: Underrated - 2011) Producer Syleena Johnson Like Thorns ProducerChapter V: Underrated - 2011) Producer Floyd Taylor All Of You All Of Me Producer Jennifer Hudson Stand Up Producer Floyd Taylor What If He Knew Producer Floyd Taylor Woman Producer Floyd Taylor You Still Got It Producer Floyd Taylor If You Catch Me Sleepin Producer Strong All I Need Producer Strong Frontin Producer Strong How Would You Feel Producer Strong I Can’t Hide Producer Strong I Got What You Need Producer Strong I Know Producer Strong Lucky Star Producer Strong Mi Amiga Producer Strong Ready Or Not Producer Strong See You Again Producer Strong Somethin Producer Strong Why Would She Call Producer Dejah Changes Producer Dejah Gotta Be Real Producer Dejah Krazy Producer Dejah Say It Ain’t So Producer Dejah Foolin Around Producer Entourage Baby I’m Lonely Producer Entourage Come Back Home Producer Entourage Don’t Stop This Feeling Producer Entourage Here With Me Producer Entourage Making Love Producer Entourage When Producer Entourage Why Did You Producer Strong Producer Strong Producer, Vocal Arrangement, Trumpet Alfonzo Hunter Engineer Johnny P. Programming, Associate Producer Entourage Producer, Vocal Arrangement, Drum Programming, Keyboard Programming Entourage Producer, Remixing, Drum Programming, Keyboard Programming Dejah Vocal Arrangement, Producer, Keyboard Programming"Leading Man""" – Composer"Nothing like the Holidays" – Composer"The Truth" Hill Harper"" directorial debut – Composer"Of Boys And Men" – Composer

USS Jacksonville

USS Jacksonville, a nuclear powered Los Angeles-class attack submarine, is the only vessel of the United States Navy to be named for Jacksonville, Florida. Jacksonville was overhauled and modernized in 1988 and over the career span was involved in four collisions between 1982 and 2013. After completing a final deployment, with 36 years of service, the submarine is awaiting decommissioning, scheduled for 2019; the contract to build her was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut on 24 January 1972 and her keel was laid down on 21 February 1976. She was launched on 18 November 1978 using the pontoon system designed for the launching of the Ohio-class Trident submarines. Jacksonville was sponsored by Mrs. Dorothy Jean Bennett, wife of Congressman Charles E. Bennett, commissioned on 16 May 1981. Jacksonville's operations have included a variety of fleet exercises and deployments including two around-the-world cruises in 1982 and 1985, deployments to the western Atlantic Ocean in 1983, 1986, 1993 and 1994, deployments to the Mediterranean Sea in 1987 and 1993.

In 1988, Jacksonville participated in a shock trials test program for Los Angeles-class submarines, followed by a three-year major modernization overhaul in Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Jacksonville has been involved in four collisions with other vessels during her over 30 years of operation: While outbound with the inbound Turkish merchant vessel General Z. Dogan in the vicinity of Norfolk, Virginia on 22 March 1982. With a barge positioned across Chesapeake Bay's Thimble Shoal Channel, requiring the replacement of the submarine's sonar dome, on 21 September 1984. With the container ship Saudi Makkah near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, requiring repairs to the submarine's fairwater planes and rudder, on 17 May 1996. With an unnamed fishing vessel while on regular patrol in the Persian Gulf on 10 January 2013, her main periscope was sheared off in the collision. The ship's commanding and executive officers were relieved for cause following the incident. In late 2009, Jacksonville's homeport was moved from Norfolk to Pearl Harbor.

On 20 December 2004 a small fire broke out aboard Jacksonville while she was undergoing a refueling overhaul at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The fire was extinguished and the reactor was never in danger, though a shipyard firefighter and a sailor were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. In August 2017, Jacksonville completed her final deployment. On 11 December 2017, she arrived in Bremerton, Washington to commence a months-long preparation for inactivation and decommissioning. Jacksonville is 360 feet long with a draft of 32 feet 15 inches; the submarine is equipped with an S6G reactor that allows 15 knots surfaced and 32 plus knots submerged. The submarine can operate with an approximate 800 feet depth range, 1,200 feet safe depth, 1,800 feet crush depth. Jacksonville has a crew of 121 enlisted personnel; the armament is four 533mm TT MK 67, located amidship for Tomahawk missiles, MK 48 torpedoes with 22 reloads plus 2 additional for emergencies. The submarine is scheduled to be decommissioned in 2019.

This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register as well as various press releases and news stories. Sublant Fact sheet on the U. S. S. Jacksonville