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Different Seasons

Different Seasons is a collection of four Stephen King novellas with a more serious dramatic bent than the horror fiction for which King is famous. The four novellas are tied together via subtitles; the collection is notable for having all of its novellas turned into Hollywood films, one of which, The Shawshank Redemption, was nominated for the 1994 Academy Award for Best Picture. At the ending of the book, there is a brief afterword, which King wrote on January 4, 1982. In it, he explains why he had not submitted the novellas for publication. Early in his career, his agents and editors expressed concern that he would be "written off" as someone who only wrote horror. However, his horror novels made him much in demand as a novelist. Conversely, the novellas, which did not deal with the supernatural, were difficult to publish as there was not a mass market for "straight" fiction stories in the 25,000- to 35,000-word format, thus and his editor conceived the idea of publishing the novellas together as "something different", hence the title of the book.

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Patient Activation Measure

The Patient Activation Measure is a commercial product which assesses an individual's knowledge and confidence for managing one's health and healthcare. Individuals who measure high on this assessment understand the importance of taking a pro-active role in managing their health and have the skills and confidence to do so; the PAM survey measures patients on a 0–100 scale and can segment patients into one of four activation levels along an empirically derived continuum. Each activation level reveals insight into an array of health-related characteristics, including attitudes, motivators and outcomes. PAM was developed using qualitative methods, Rasch analysis, classical test theory psychometric methods. Developed by Judith Hibbard and colleagues at the University of Oregon, the resulting 13-item measure is a uni-dimensional, interval level, Guttman-like scale; the PAM has strong psychometric properties, has been translated into 22 different languages. The measure is used to assess patient activation or engagement by researchers and clinicians around the world.

PAM is offered to healthcare organizations by Insignia Health, a company based in Portland, Oregon. There are a number of instruments measuring similar constructs, including My Health Confidence, Patient Health Engagement Scale, Stanford self-efficacy for managing chronic disease 6-item scale, ICECAP-A, the Health Literacy Questionnaire and the Health Confidence Score. Multiple studies show that PAM scores are predictive of most health behaviors, including preventive behaviors. Higher activated individuals have better health outcomes and lower rates of costly utilization, such as emergency department use and hospitalizations. Further there is evidence that with support and appropriate interventions it is possible to increase activation levels in patients; the Patient Activation Measure is being used in a number of ways to improve the delivery of health care, including: a metric to assess the degree to which patients are prepared and able to self-manage to tailor support and education to help patients increase in activation to track the impact of interventions and tailored support on increasing patient activation levels to segment an enrolled patient population, direct more resources to low activated patients to use in population health management to use in predictive modeling, by using both PAM scores and clinical data, it is possible to identify future high risk/high cost patients more than just using clinical data

Tom Bamford

Thomas F. Bamford was an English professional footballer who played as a full back. Born in Horwich, he began his career in non-league football with Darwen before joining Burnley in 1909, he was part of the Burnley side that won the FA Cup in 1914, but missed five years of his career due to the outbreak of the First World War. By the time league football resumed, Bamford was over 30 years of age, found it difficult to regain his place in the team. After more than 150 first-team appearances for the club, Bamford left Burnley in 1920 to sign for Rochdale, where he ended his career. Thomas Bamford was born in the town of Horwich, Lancashire in 1887 and spent the whole of his life living in the county of his birth, he died on 9 August 1944, aged 57. Bamford started his career playing as an amateur for Darwen in the Lancashire Combination, his performances attracted the attention of professional Football League Second Division club Burnley, who he joined on a free transfer in April 1909. He was signed as cover for the veteran fullback Fred Barron, made his league debut for Burnley in the 3–2 victory over Blackpool on 25 March 1910.

He played in the remaining eight matches of the season, but at the start of the 1910–11 campaign he found himself out of the side again thanks to the emergence of Scottish defender Thomas Splitt. Bamford made his first appearance of the season on 27 December 1910 in the defeat to Hull City, went on to play 15 league matches in the remainder of the campaign. Bamford was John Haworth's first choice left-back for the first 13 matches of the 1911–12 season, but again found himself left out of the team in December 1911 following the signing of David Taylor, a part of Bradford City's FA Cup winning side in that year. Bamford did not appear again for Burnley until 9 September 1912 when he played left-back against Hull City at Turf Moor. Following the departure of Splitt in October 1912, Bamford found himself reinstated into the team, but at the unfamiliar right-back position, he went on to enjoy his longest run in the Burnley side, playing 24 matches in the 1912–13 season as the team achieved promotion to the Football League First Division after securing a second-placed finish in the league.

Bamford played in six FA Cup ties during the campaign as Burnley reached the semi-finals before being knocked out by Sunderland following a replay. Following promotion to the top flight, Bamford played all 46 first-team matches in the 1913–14 as the side attained a respectable 12th-placed finish in the league. Despite starting his career as a left-back, Bamford became an established right-sided defender as Burnley built on their cup success of the previous campaign, beating South Shields, Derby County and Bolton Wanderers in the early rounds before atoning for their defeat to Sunderland in the fourth round. Bamford was selected in the starting line-up as Burnley defeated Liverpool 1–0 to win their first FA Cup title; the eleven players selected for that match had only previously played four first-team matches together and in fact never again lined up together after the Final. Bamford carried his first-place berth into the next season, again playing in every league and cup fixture in 1914–15 as Burnley finished fourth in the division, their highest league finish since 1899.

On 24 April 1915, Bamford played what turned out to be his final game in a Burnley shirt, a 0–0 draw with Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough. From the summer of 1915 onwards, the First World War brought competitive football to a halt in England just when Bamford was in his late twenties and at the peak of his career, he continued to play for Burnley part-time in the Wartime Football League, making 34 appearances in 1915–16 and a playing a further three matches between 1917 and 1919. He served in the Army Service Corps during the war; when league football resumed in August 1919, Bamford was 32 years old and could not regain his place in the Burnley team thanks to the emergence of young fullback Len Smelt. In September 1920, after failing to play a competitive match in over five years, Bamford left Burnley to join Central League outfit Rochdale on a free transfer and he played there until the end of his career. Simpson, Ray; the Clarets Chronicles: The Definitive History of Burnley Football Club 1882–2007.

ISBN 978-0-9557468-0-2. Joyce, Michael. Football League Players' Records 1888–1939. SoccerData

Heavier Than Thou

Heavier Than Thou is a Saint Vitus compilation album put out by SST Records in 1991. It features tracks taken from each of their releases on SST. Although this compilation was released after V, it contains none of the songs from that album as Saint Vitus had switched record labels by that time. All songs written except where noted. "Clear Windowpane" - 3:17 "Born Too Late" - 6:54 "Look Behind You" - 3:20 "Thirsty and Miserable" - 3:52 "Dying Inside" - 7:25 "The Lost Feeling" - 5:25 "H. A. A. G." - 5:02 "Shooting Gallery" - 6:46 "Bitter Truth" - 4:14 "Dragon Time" - 7:36 "War Is Our Destiny" - 4:11 "White Stallions" - 5:26 "White Magic/Black Magic" - 5:27 "Saint Vitus" - 4:48 Scott "Wino" Weinrich - vocals on tracks 1-10, guitar on tracks 9-10 Scott Reagers - vocals on tracks 11-14 Dave Chandler - guitar Mark Adams - bass Armando Acosta - drums

Renaissance University

Renaissance University is a private university licensed by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2005. Its main campus is located in Ugbawka in Nigeria. Renaissance University is located in Ugbawka in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State in Igboland; the campus can be reached within 30 minutes by road from the capital city of Enugu. It is about an hour drive from Abia State University, Ebonyi State University and the University of Nigeria; the commercial cities of Aba and Port Harcourt are between two hours and two and a half hours drive away. It is one of two universities located in Nkanuland of Enugu State; the other is the Enugu State University of Science and Technology - the first state university of technology in Nigeria, located at Agbani in Nkanu West Local Government Area. The university has three colleges. College of Natural and Applied SciencesThe College of Natural and Applied Sciences has five departments, they are Microbiology, Industrial Chemistry, Computer Science and Industrial Physics.

College of Management and Social SciencesThe College of Management and Social Sciences has eight departments. They are Economics, Mass Communication, Industrial Business Administration, History & International Relations, Political Science and Banking & Finance. College of Law Renaissance University official website

James Woods (freestyle skier)

James Woods is a British freestyle skier. He has won six medals at FIS World Cup and two medals at FIS World Championships Woods learned to ski at the Sheffield Ski Village near his family home, he won five consecutive British national championships in slopestyle between 2011 in Laax. He took a bronze medal at the 2011 Winter X Games Europe, that year he scored a third place at the King of style competition in Stockholm and placed eighth on his debut at the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships. In April 2012 he finished second in the slopestyle event at the World Skiing Invitational & AFP World Championships at Whistler Blackcomb. Woods won the FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup for slopestyle in the 2012–13 season, winning two rounds along the way, he travelled to Sochi in January 2014 for the 2014 Winter Olympics. However, he suffered a hip injury during a training session. In statements following the injury, he was said to be "progressing well" and the physios' goals were to "get Woods 100%", he competed in the slopestyle competition, where he finished in fifth.

James got a second opportunity to represent Great Britain in slopestyle at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, where he again qualified for the finals. He performed well again and finished one spot better than in 2014, but still outside the medals in fourth place. In January 2017 he took the gold medal in the Big Air competition at the Winter X Games XXI, having finished fourth in the Games' Slopestyle contest, he went on to take the Slopestyle bronze in the Winter X Games Europe in Hafjell in March and repeated the feat in the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding World Championships in the Spanish resort of Sierra Nevada that month. At the 2019 Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding World Championships in Utah, Woods took the gold medal in the slopestyle competition in poor weather, finishing ahead of Birk Ruud and Nick Goepper, who had pipped Woods to an Olympic medal on the final run of the slopestyle event in 2018. Shortly afterwards, he announced via YouTube. James Woods at the International Ski Federation James Woods at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com