The 2009–10 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos men's basketball team represented the University of California, Santa Barbara during the 2009–10 college basketball season. They were led by head coach Bob Williams in his 12th season at UCSB; the Gauchos were members of the Big West Conference and played their home games at the UC Santa Barbara Events Center known as The Thunderdome. They finished the season 20–10, 12–4 in Big West play to win a share of the regular season championship; as the No. 1 seed in the Big West Tournament, they defeated UC Davis and Long Beach State to earn the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. As a No. 15 seed in the Midwest Region, they lost in the First Round to No. 2-seeded and No. 5-ranked Ohio State. The Gauchos finished the 2008–09 season 16–15, 8–8 in Big West play to finish in a tie for fourth place; as the No. 4 seed in the Big West Tournament, they beat Cal State Fullerton before losing to top-seeded Cal State Northridge. Source
Woolsington Hall is a Grade II* listed country house in a 92-acre estate, in the village of Woolsington, in the city of Newcastle, north-west of Newcastle city centre, south of Newcastle Airport. In addition to the hall, the stables, coach house, walled garden and east wing are Grade II listed; the hall requires full restoration. It has been on English Heritage's Heritage at Risk Register since 2002; the hall is edged by quoins. The roof is made of slate from the Lake district with stone gables; the house is 2 storeys high, divided into a single bay wing. Woolsington Hall was the seat of landowners in Dinnington. In 1828 Matthew Bell, MP for Northumberland and Deputy Lieutenant of Northumberland was listed as living at the hall. All four battalions of the 103rd Brigade camped at Woolsington Hall in May 1915. Conditions were so bad at Woolsington Hall that many soldiers who lived locally went home rather than stay there; the brigade trained in trench fighting at nearby Ponteland, paraded through Newcastle city centre before departing from Woolsington for Salisbury Plain.
Woolsington Hall was bought by businessman Sir John Hall's Cameron Hall Developments for £1.32 million in 1994. Since 1994, Hall has proposed several developments of the Woolsington site including a football academy for Newcastle United, built in Little Benton. A luxury hotel and golf course was planned for the Woolsington Hall estate. Hall was threatened with legal action by Newcastle City Council in 2005 unless he carried out repairs to Woolsington Hall; the hall was put up for sale for £2 million in October 2012, but withdrawn from sale in May 2013. At that time, due to the dereliction of the hall it was described by the Daily Telegraph as a "distressed asset". In 2013 the councillor for the Woolsington ward, George Pattison, said that "It is a complete waste for it to be standing empty, it is a beautiful building and has a lot of historical significance... If it could be restored to something of the calibre of the Mansion House in Jesmond it would be a great asset to the ward." The house was made weather tight in 2008.
Since 2002 the Woolington Hall estate has been on English Heritage's Heritage at Risk Register. The register said that the hall "...is vacant and showing signs of roof failure." It was rated Category C by the register, defined as "Slow decay, no solution agreed". On the night of 30 December 2015, Woolsington Hall was gutted by a fire which destroyed its floors and roof, it was described as an arson attack by Northumbria Police who appealed for information to identify the perpetrators.. The Heritage at Risk Register now categorises it as in'category F bad condition'; the Leaze Gates, a set of two-tonne monumental gates from Newcastle United F. C.'s St James' Park stadium, were stored in the grounds of Woolsington Hall until their restoration in August 2013. It had been hoped. Newcastle City Council's development control committee's report on Woolsington Hall Heritage at Risk Register: Woolsington+Hall
A medical tricorder is a handheld portable scanning device to be used by consumers to self-diagnose medical conditions within seconds and take basic vital measurements. While the device is not yet on the mass market, there are numerous reports of other scientists and inventors working to create such a device as well as improve it. A common view is that it will be a general-purpose tool similar in functionality to a Swiss Army Knife to take health measurements such as blood pressure and temperature, blood flow in a noninvasive way, it would diagnose a person's state of health after analyzing the data, either as a standalone device or as a connection to medical databases via an Internet connection. The idea of a medical tricorder comes from an imaginary device on the science fiction TV show Star Trek from the 1960s which featured fictional character Dr. Leonard McCoy using it to diagnose medical conditions. One description of the fictional device was as follows: The medical tricorder has a detachable, high-resolution, hand-held scanner that sends life-sign information to the tricorder itself.
It can check all vital organ functions, detect the presence of dangerous organisms, human physiology. Its data banks contain information on non-human races known to the Federation, thereby making it possible to treat other life-forms. Several reports suggest that there may be opposition to the development of such a device by national medical regulating authorities such as the Food and Drug Administration in the United States, as well as possible opposition by doctors unwilling to permit consumers to do extensive self-diagnosis. There is agreement that such a device could bring huge increases in productivity and cost-savings, spur a billion dollar market. There are signs that over a hundred venture-capital firms have invested $1.1 billion in digital health technology in 2012. An inducement prize from Qualcomm of US$10,000,000, the Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize, announced in 2012, has spurred the scientific and medical communities in a global competition. Featuring 230 teams from 30 countries to create such a device.
The X Prize Foundation launched the Tricorder X PRIZE at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and promised to award $10 million to the first team to build a medical tricorder. According to the prize guidelines, the device should diagnose 15 different medical conditions, including a sore throat to sleep apnea to colon cancer; the prize will be awarded on the basis of which invention has the most consumer friendly interface. To win the prize, a successful medical tricorder will have to diagnose these conditions across "30 people in 3 days". There is agreement. Show ongoing personal health metrics such as heart rate. Monitor ongoing health. Summarize a person's state of health. Confirm if a person is healthy or not; this function would be similar to the check engine light on a car. In 2012, there are devices built for medical professionals to analyze specific diseases or take specific health measurements, but there is not one all-purpose consumer device to diagnose a variety of conditions.
Numerous accounts speculate that the advent of high-power computer chips, cell-phone technology, improved scanners means that such a device will be invented in the next few years. There are devices now which can perform a single function analysis, such as a thermometer measuring bodily temperature, but the idea of a medical tricorder is that it should be able to perform a variety of basic yet important tasks. For example, it may be possible to combine a high-power microscope with a cellphone and use it to analyze swab samples electronically. Two electrodes on a device may serve as a portable electrocardiagram. Glucose levels can be measured by sampling tiny blood samples, it may analyze polarized light coming from a person's skin to reveal information about cancer or the healing of a wound. Sensors may pick up on abnormalities with DNA as well as the presence of antibodies. An ultrasonic probe can plug into a smartphone. Medical tricorders may work by sensing "volatile organic compounds our bodies secrete" by some means of smell.
A second report confirms that sensitive electronic "noses" may detect infections such as pneumonia from a person's exhaled breaths. There are reports that medical tricorders may emerge from "diagnostic medical apps" via Tablet Computers and smartphones; some existing smartphones have been used as medical devices in the sense that text reminders have been sent to a patient about prescription renewals, downloadable apps allow cameras in cell phones to act as sensors to track heart and breathing rates. One neurologist uses iPhone smartphone apps entitled Liftpulse and iSeismograph to diagnose and measure tremors in patients with Parkinson's disease; some apps take advantage of sensors built into the smartphone hardware, such as a microphone, camera, GPS, gyroscope, proximity sensor and sensors for temperature and humidity. Physicians use a device called an otoscope to look inside the ear, such a device could be made which clips onto an iPhone, according to one report. There was a report. There are reports of fitness scanners available which are worn on a person's wrist, which relay information such as heart rate.
The United States Department of Homeland Security has announced a "standoff patient triage tool", laser-based which helps medics evaluate a patients' vital signs wirelessly from 40 feet away. There are reports of products in the marketplace. Scanadu. A device made by the firm Scanadu is a small hand-held sensor which
Steffen Schorn is a German jazz musician. He is one of composers of German jazz and contemporary music, he is the director of jazz department of Nürnberger Musikhochschule. Schorn started learning trumpet in 1973. Two years he began to compose and changed his instrument to saxophone as an autodidact, he was a member of Landesjugendjazzorchester Baden-Würtemberg from 1986 to 1990, a member of the Bundesjugendorchester in the field of classical music from 1986 to 1988 and a member of Bundesjugendjazzorchester from 1987 to 1991. From 1988 to 1992, he studied at the Hochschule für Musik Köln. At the same time from 1990 to 1996, he studied bass clarinet in Rotterdam with the focus on contemporary music. Along with Klaus Graf, Schorn founded Timeless Art Orchester in 1990. At the same time, he began his collaboration in the long lasting duo with Claudio Puntin. In this duo he performed with Hermeto Pascoal in 1992. Since 1994, he has been a member of Kölner Saxophon Mafia. Since 1996, he has been the leader of Bobby Burgess Big Band Explosion.
Since 1997, he has been baariton saxophoniste in NDR Bigband. Beside his main instrument, baritone saxophone, Schorn plays several pother instruments such as piccolo, bass flute, bass saxophone, contralto clarinet, contrabass clarinet and tubax. Se of his compositions are beyond the jazz genre. Schorn performed in The George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band with Joachim Kühn, Don Cherry, Sheila Jordan, Michael Brecker, Ray Anderson, Shirley Bassey, Uri Caine, Aki Takase, Gary Burton, Dianne Reeves, Al Jarreau, Natalie Cole, Nils Landgren, Dino Saluzzi, Klaus König, Lars Møller, Lukas Niggli and Nils Wogram. In 2006, he participated in the first performance of Infra für tiefe Töne von Johannes Fritsch. Since 2001, he is a professor in the jazz department of Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg, where he teaches jazz composition and playing in ensemble. Along with Puntin, he participated in the European Jazz Composition and won Amadeus Austrian Music Awards and became Southern Comfort's Jazz musician of year.
In 1994, he achieved the Prize of the State Nordrhein Westfalen. In 1999, he got the Jazz Prize of Badenwürtemberg as a member of saxophone Mafia. In 2009, he was awarded WDR Jazz prize in the category "composition"
Amaia Salamanca Urízar is a Spanish actress, best known for her role as Catalina Marcos in the Spanish version of the Colombian TV series "Sin tetas no hay paraíso" and as Alicia Alarcón in series Gran Hotel. Amaia Salamanca was born in Madrid on 28 March 1986, she was not planning to go into acting, but in her first audition, for SMS, the television channel TV company LaSexta gave her first acting job. In SMS, she worked with other young film and television actors such as Yon González, Aroa Gimeno, Mario Casas and María Castro, she will lead the Spanish-Canadian co-production Webcam directed by Antoni Sole. Besides her work as an actress, Amaia works as a model for video clips and shows, she made a theater debut in 2009 by Heinrich von Kleist. In 2010 she played Letizia Ortiz in the TV movie Felipe y Letizia. Official website Salamanca, Amaia on IMDb