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Don Byron

Donald Byron is an American composer and multi-instrumentalist. He plays clarinet but has played bass clarinet and saxophone in a variety of genres that includes free jazz and klezmer, his mother was a pianist. His father played bass in calypso bands. Byron listened to Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis while growing up, but he was exposed to other styles through trips to the ballet and symphony orchestra; when he was a child, he had asthma, a doctor recommended playing an instrument to improve his breathing. This was, he grew up in the South Bronx among many Jewish neighbors. Other influences include Joe Henderson, Artie Shaw, Jimmy Hamilton, Tony Scott. In he teens he took clarinet lessons from Joe Allard. George Russell was one of his teachers at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. At the school he was a member of Klezmer Conservatory Band led by Hankus Netsky. In the 1980s he moved to New York City where he played with avant-garde jazz musicians such as Hamiet Bluiett, Craig Harris, David Murray.

Byron is a member of the Black Rock Coalition. In 2001, he performed "Bli Blip" for the Red Hot Organization's compilation album Red Hot + Indigo, a tribute to Duke Ellington which raised money for charities devoted to increasing AIDS awareness and fighting the disease, he has recorded with Bill Frisell, Joe Henry, Marc Ribot, Vernon Reid, Allen Toussaint. He has worked as a professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver, The University at Albany, MIT, teaching composition, music history and saxophone. Byron is a practicing jazz historian, some of his albums have been recreations of forgotten moments in the history of popular music. Examples are Plays the Music of Bug Music. Byron won the Rome Prize Fellowship awarded by the American Academy in Rome in 2009, his Seven Etudes for solo piano, commissioned by pianist Lisa Moore, made him a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Musical Composition in 2009. He was nominated for a Grammy Award for his bass clarinet solo on "I Want to Be Happy" from Ivey-Divey.

He was a judge for the 2nd annual Independent Music AwardsByron was named a 2007 USA Prudential Fellow and awarded a grant by United States Artists, a public charity that supports and promotes the work of American artists. He won a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007. Tuskegee Experiments Don Byron Plays the Music of Mickey Katz Music for Six Musicians No-Vibe Zone: Live at the Knitting Factory Bug Music Nu Blaxploitation Romance with the Unseen A Fine Line: Arias and Lieder You Are #6: More Music for Six Musicians Ivey-Divey Do the Boomerang – The Music of Junior Walker Love and Soul with Aruán Ortiz – Random Dances and Tonalities Bang on a Can All Stars & Don Byron: A Ballad for Many Lisa Moore: Seven String Quartet No. 2.

The Grinning Man (musical)

The Grinning Man is a tragicomic musical based on Victor Hugo's novel The Man Who Laughs with a book by Carl Grose, music by Phillips & Teitler and lyrics by Grose, Phillips & Teitler. The musical premiered at the Bristol Old Vic in October 2016 before transferring to the Trafalgar Studios in London's West End from December 2017. A cast recording was released on 13th July 2018, featuring the Original London Cast, which contained 19 songs from the show, including a bonus track'Only a Clown', recorded by Julian Bleach; the Grinning Man received positive reviews, with The Guardian calling it "a fabulously theatrical conceit" and giving it four out of five stars, The Stage calling it "unusual yet enticing". However, the Evening Standard gave it two out of five stars, citing the "dismayingly unclear" narrative and "largely unmemorable" music and singing

Zakarpattia Oblast

The Zakarpatska Oblast is an administrative oblast located in southwestern Ukraine, coterminous with the historical region of Carpathian Ruthenia. Its administrative centre is the city of Uzhhorod. Other major cities within the oblast include Mukachevo, Khust and Chop, home to railroad transport infrastructure. Zakarpatska Oblast was established on 22 January 1946, after the resignation of Czechoslovakia on the territory of Subcarpathian Ruthenia, annexed forcibly by the Soviet Union and attached to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, under a treaty between Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union; some scholars say that during the Ukrainian independence referendum held in 1991, Zakarpatska Oblast voters were given a separate option on whether or not they favoured autonomy for the region. Although a large majority favoured autonomy, it was not granted. However, this referendum was about self-government status, not about autonomy. Situated in the Carpathian Mountains of western Ukraine, Zakarpattia Oblast is the only Ukrainian administrative division which borders upon four countries: Poland, Slovakia and Romania.

The Carpathian Mountains play a major part in the oblast's economy, making the region an important tourist and travel destination housing many ski and spa resorts. With its 13,000 square kilometres, the oblast is ranked 23rd by area and 15th by population as according to the 2001 Ukrainian Census, the population of Zakarpatska Oblast is 1,254,614; this total includes people of many different nationalities of which Hungarians and Rusyns constitute significant minorities in some of the province's cities, while in others, they form the majority of the population. The oblast is referred to as the Transcarpathian Oblast, Zakarpattia, or as Subcarpathian Rus'. In other languages the oblast is named: Rusyn: Подкарпатьска област, translit. Podkarpat’ska oblast. Hungarian: Kárpátalja or translit. From the official Ukrainian Kárpátontúli terület Czech: Zakarpatská oblast. Zakarpatskaya oblastWhile the name Transcarpathia is a translation of the Ukrainian version of the name, the Hungarian name translates as Subcarpathia, following the Hungarian language logic "feet of the mountains", naming a territory after its geographic location at the lower section of a mountain range.

The Transcarpathia name and its versions reflect the East Slavic language logic, while some Western languages follow the same logic as the Hungarian: English: Subcarpathia, Subcarpathian Rus', Subcarpathian Ruthenia, Sub-Carpathian Ukraine French: Ukraine Subcarpathique, Russie subcarpathiqueOther Western languages follow their own logic in creating a name for the region: German: Karpatenrussland, Karpathenland, Karpatho-Russland, Karpato-UkraineThe coat of arms of Zakarpattia was created in the end of the 1910s in the Czechoslovakia. The Zakarpattia Oblast has a total area of 12,800 km2 and is located on southwestern slopes and foothills of the Carpathian Mountains covering around 80% of area in the region; the rest of the region is covered by the Transcarpathian Lowland, part of the Pannonian plain. Zakarpattia is the only Ukrainian oblast to have boundaries with four countries: Poland, Slovakia and Romania. On the West it borders the Prešov and Košice Regions of Slovakia and Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén and Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg Counties of Hungary, on the South—the Satu Mare and Maramureș Counties of Romania, on the East and Northeast—Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, on the North—Lviv Oblast and the Subcarpathian Voivodeship of Poland.

The Zakarpattia Oblast consists of mountains and small hills covered with deciduous and coniferous forests, as well as alpine meadows. Mountains cover about 80% of the oblast's area, cross from North-East to South-East; the Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians, part of which are located within Zakarpattia Oblast, were recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. The largest rivers that flow through the oblast include the Tysa and the Tereblia. A high altitude lake is located in Rakhiv Raion, the highest in the region, it is called Nesamovyte. The lake is located in the Hoverla preserve on the slopes of Turkul mountain; the lake's area is 3,000 square metres and it is located 1,750 metres above sea level. The region's climate is continental with about 700 -- 1,000 mm of rainfall per year; the average temperature in summer is − 4 ° С in winter. With an elevation of 2,061 metres above sea level, part of the Chornohora mountain range, is the highest point in the oblast; the lowest point, 101 m above sea level, is located in the village of Ruski Heyevtsi in the Uzhhorodskyi Raion.

Four of the oblast's historical-cultural sites were nominated for the Seven Wonders of Ukraine competition in 2007: Palanok Castle, Museum upon the Chorna River, Mykhailiv Orthodox Church, the Nevytsky Castle. The lands of Transcarpathia were part of the Kingdom of Hungary since 895. In 895 the Hungarian tribes entered the Carpathian Basin from here through the Verecke pass; as such, it formed part of Austria-Hungary until

Fabio Perini S.p.A.

Fabio Perini S.p. A. is an Italian engineering company specialized in machine design and manufacturing of industrial machinery for the paper making industry and the tissue converting industry. Fabio Perini S.p. A. is part of the international technology group Körber, belongs to its division Körber Process Solutions. The management holding of the Körber Group, Körber AG, is located in Germany. Fabio Perini S.p. A. is a mechanical engineering company established in Lucca, Italy, in 1966 by the inventor/entrepreneur Fabio Perini. The company is specialized in design and manufacturing of industrial machinery for the paper making industry and the tissue converting industry. Based in Lucca, the company has eleven overseas branches located in three continents. Since 1994 Fabio Perini S.p. A. is part of the German technology group Körber, belongs to the division Körber Process Solutions. Fabio Perini starts his activity in 1960 when he invents a machinery for the automatic cut of tissue paper. In 1966 he founds his company, the Fabio Perini, with a view to designing new engineering technologies and manufacturing industrial machinery for the tissue converting industry.

With the change and the improvement of lifestyles, the Italian tissue industry raises noticeably during the 1960s. This fact favours Fabio Perini's company which grows up until 1973, when the company is turned into a Società per Azioni, becoming the Fabio Perini S.p. A.. Under the new form of Società per Azioni, Fabio Perini S.p. A. meets with a phase of international expansion. In the 1970s new offices are opened in Europe and America: two selling offices in Europe, one selling office in the United States and one manufacturing plant in Latin America. During the'1980s and the'1990s further branches are opened in Asia and United States. In about 20 years, thanks to many original design patents, the company Fabio Perini transformed itself from a one-man business to a multinational enterprise able to cover up the 75% of the worldwide market of the paper making industry and the tissue converting machinery; as acknowledgement of his entrepreneurship, in 1991 the founder Fabio Perini is ordered Knight of the Italian Republic, under the Order of Merit for Labour.

In 1994 the founder Fabio Perini sells his company to the German multinational group Körber. Fabio Perini S.p. A. headquarters remains in Lucca, Italy. After that, the growing of the company goes on. In 2003 Perini Engraving S.r.l. is opened in Lucca: Perini Engraving is a division of the Fabio Perini S.p. A. group specialized in the design and manufacturing of customized embossing rolls for tissue production. Some of the machinery designed and manufactured by Fabio Perini S.p. A. are: Toilet roll and kitchen towel converting lines. Since 1979 Fabio Perini S.p. A. publishes the Perini Journal, a six-monthly review dedicated to the tissue paper industry. Fabio Perini S.p. A. official website Körber AG official website Procter & Gamble chooses Fabio Perini technology

Wexham Park Hospital

Wexham Park Hospital is a large NHS hospital in Wexham, Berkshire. It is managed by Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, one of the top performing NHS trusts in the United Kingdom. Sir Andrew Morris is the chief executive of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust; the hospital was built on the site of a Victorian mansion known as Wexham Park and was completed in 1965. The design led to an award from the Royal Institute of British Architects. An expanded recovery centre was opened by Sophie Christiansen in June 2013 and a new accident and emergency department opened on 3 April 2019; the hospital provides emergency and orthopaedic surgery and reconstructive surgery, coronary care and maternity services, amongst others, in Wexham, United Kingdom. It is an associate teaching hospital for the London and Oxford postgraduate medical and dental education organisations, receiving qualified nationally appointed trainees who are undertaking further postgraduate training in a variety of specialties, it is home to a renowned plastic surgery unit with a wealth of history.

Founded by pioneering British plastic surgeon Stewart Harrison, on opening in 1966 it became known as a major UK centre for hand surgery and had the only accredited senior registrar post in hand surgery nationally. In 1949, Harrison and Gillies had performed a pioneering operation to reconstruct the face of a patient born with a congenitally recessed maxilla; this complex operation marked the beginnings of the speciality of craniofacial surgery. Among the observers was French plastic surgeon Paul Tessier, who went on to refine the technique for the treatment of deformed children. Harrison, a graduate of Glasgow University, was a founding member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand and served as president of the society in 1972, as president of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons in 1976. Harrison died on 12 May 2011 aged 98. Oxford graduate Simon Kay, a notable plastic surgeon, professor of hand surgery at Leeds University and former BAPRAS and BSSH president trained within the Wexham Park plastic surgery department.

Simon Kay performed the UK's first hand transplant operation in 2012 at Leeds General Infirmary. Healthcare in Berkshire List of hospitals in England Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust British Society for Surgery of the Hand British Association of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeons

Hakeem Nicks

Hakeem Amir Nicks is an American football wide receiver, a free agent. He played college football at North Carolina, was drafted by the New York Giants in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Nicks has played for the Indianapolis Colts. Nicks was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, he attended Independence High School. Playing football there, he was rated as one of the Top 10 Players in North Carolina by SuperPrep and He was named the Charlotte Observer Offensive Player of the Year and was selected to the North Carolina Associated Press All-State team, he never lost a game in high school, completed his senior year with MVP honors at the 4-AA state championship game. In the game, he posted eight catches for two touchdowns, he posted 93 catches for 20 touchdowns in his senior year. Hakeem Nicks is the son of Rob Jr. and Lisa Mason. He has two brothers and Aleef, a daughter named Harmony. During his freshman season, Nicks started all 11 games in which he played, missing one game due to an ankle sprain.

Nicks led the team and set school single-season records for receptions and receiving yards by a freshman. He ranked third in the ACC in eighth in receptions per game. Nicks improved in his sophomore season, setting a single-season school record with 74 catches for 958 receiving yards along with five touchdowns, his single-season receiving yards were the third most in school history. Nicks finished second in the ACC with 79.8 receiving yards per game and third with 6.17 catches per game. Has made at least one catch in 22 of 23 games played and caught at least two passes in each game his sophomore season. Nicks was honored as a First-team All-ACC selection at wide receiver. By the completion of his junior season, Nicks set 14 school records at UNC, including career receptions, career receiving yards, career touchdowns. During his last season, Nicks tallied 68 catches for school records of 1,222 yards and 12 touchdowns; the 68 receptions tied for third most in a season in school history. Nicks ranked 12th nationally with 94.0 receiving yards per game.

Nicks had a catch in 35 of 36 career games. He set the UNC single-season receiving yardage record and became North Carolina's first 1,000-yard receiver. Nicks ended his collegiate career in the 2008 Meineke Car Care Bowl where caught eight passes for a bowl record of 217 yards, with three going for touchdowns of 73, 66 and 25 yards, in a game against West Virginia. One of his other catches in that game was offered a candidate for the "Greatest Catch of the Year." Four years after he had left North Carolina, Nicks was found guilty of academic fraud during the 2008 school year. His record setting season will remain in the media guide, but the school said they will place an asterisk by his records. Nicks was found to have received some money during his years at North Carolina. * school record ** vacated from school record books Source: Hakeem Nicks - Career Statistics, North Carolina Tar Heels, 2009 Considered to be one of the top wide receivers available in the 2009 NFL Draft, Nicks drew comparisons to Hines Ward and Anquan Boldin.

Butch Davis, Nicks' coach at North Carolina, went further, comparing him to Hall of Famer Michael Irvin. The New York Giants, in need to replace wide-out Plaxico Burress, selected Nicks in the first round, 29th overall. Nicks was the fifth wide receiver taken in the draft, one out of six taken in the first round alone. On August 1, 2009, Nicks signed $12.54 million contract. The deal includes a $6.5 million signing bonus. During training camp, Nicks vied for a starting position with the Giants' other wide receivers, most notably Domenik Hixon and Steve Smith, Hakeem Nicks had the best overall average of all these wide receivers with a 16.0 average. Nicks made his first career NFL reception on September 13, 2009 against the Washington Redskins on wide receiver screen pass for 11 yards. On October 4, 2009 against the Kansas City Chiefs, Nicks recorded his first touchdown reception on a 54-yard screen pass. For the next four games, Nicks would score a touchdown pass in each, becoming the first Giants rookie to score touchdowns in four consecutive games since Bob Gaiters, who scored in five straight games in 1961.

However, Odell Beckham Jr. broke that record. On the strength of that feat, Nicks was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month. Nicks ended the season starting in the #2 wide receiver spot opposite Steve Smith after an injury to Domenik Hixon in Week 2 and outperforming Mario Manningham as of Week 14. At the start of the 2010 season, Nicks recorded his first three-touchdown game against the Carolina Panthers during the season opener, catching a total of 4 passes for 75 yards in a winning effort. During week five, when New York visited Houston, Nicks exploited the NFL's 29th ranked secondary and more Texans rookie cornerback Kareem Jackson as he reeled in career highs with 12 catches for 130 yards. In addition, Nicks caught two touchdown passes on the day from quarterback Eli Manning. Nicks was inactive for the final game of the season in Washington due to a broken toe in his left foot. On the year, he recorded 1,052 yards on 79 receptions, was fourth in the NFL with 11 receiving touchdowns.

Nicks opened the 2011 season, his third, with seven receptions for 122 yards in a loss to Washington, followed three weeks with 10 receptions for a career-best 162 yards and a touchdown against Arizona in the Giants' third-straight win. Nicks remained one of the few bright spots in the Giants' subsequent 2-5 slump, averaging 7