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Ezra Pound

Ezra Weston Loomis Pound was an expatriate American poet and critic, a major figure in the early modernist poetry movement, a fascist sympathizer. His contribution to poetry began with his development of Imagism, a movement derived from classical Chinese and Japanese poetry, stressing clarity, precision and economy of language, his works include Hugh Selwyn Mauberley and the unfinished 120-section epic, The Cantos. Pound worked in London during the early 20th century as foreign editor of several American literary magazines, helped discover and shape the work of contemporaries such as T. S. Eliot, James Joyce, Robert Frost and Ernest Hemingway. Angered by the carnage of World War I, Pound lost faith in Great Britain and blamed the war on usury and international capitalism, he moved to Italy in 1924 and throughout the 1930s and 1940s embraced Benito Mussolini's fascism, expressed support for Adolf Hitler, wrote for publications owned by the British fascist Sir Oswald Mosley. During World War II, he was paid by the Italian government to make hundreds of radio broadcasts criticizing the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Jews, as a result of which he was arrested in 1945 by American forces in Italy on charges of treason.

He spent months in detention in a U. S. military camp in Pisa, including three weeks in a 6-by-6-foot outdoor steel cage, which he said triggered a mental breakdown: "when the raft broke and the waters went over me". The following year he was deemed unfit to stand trial, incarcerated in St. Elizabeths psychiatric hospital in Washington, D. C. for over 12 years. Pound began work on sections of The Cantos while in custody in Italy; these parts were published as The Pisan Cantos, for which he was awarded the Bollingen Prize in 1949 by the Library of Congress, leading to enormous controversy. Due to a campaign by his fellow writers, he was released from St. Elizabeths in 1958 and returned to live in Italy until his death, his political views ensure. Hemingway wrote: "The best of Pound's writing—and it is in the Cantos—will last as long as there is any literature." Pound was born in a small, two-story house in Hailey, Idaho Territory, the only child of Homer Loomis Pound and Isabel Weston. His father had worked in Hailey since 1883 as registrar of the General Land Office.

Both parents' ancestors had emigrated from England in the 17th century. On his mother's side, Pound was descended from William Wadsworth, a Puritan who emigrated to Boston on the Lion in 1632; the Wadsworths married into the Westons of New York. Harding Weston and Mary Parker were the parents of Ezra's mother. Harding spent most of his life without work, with his brother, Ezra Weston, his brother's wife, looking after Mary and Isabel's needs. On his father's side, the immigrant ancestor was John Pound, a Quaker, who arrived from England around 1650. Ezra's grandfather, Thaddeus Coleman Pound, was a Republican Congressman from northwest Wisconsin who had made and lost a fortune in the lumber business. Thaddeus's son Homer, Pound's father, worked for Thaddeus in the lumber business until Thaddeus secured him the appointment as registrar of the Hailey land office. Homer and Isabel married Homer built a house in Hailey. Isabel took Ezra with her to New York in 1887, when he was 18 months old. Homer followed them, in 1889 he found a job as an assayer at the Philadelphia Mint.

The family moved to Jenkintown, in 1893 bought a six-bedroom house in Wyncote. Pound's education began in a series of dame schools, some of them run by Quakers: Miss Elliott's school in Jenkintown in 1892, the Heathcock family's Chelten Hills School in Wyncote in 1893, the Florence Ridpath school from 1894 in Wyncote, his first publication was on 7 November 1896 in the Jenkintown Times-Chronicle, a limerick about William Jennings Bryan, who had just lost the 1896 presidential election: "There was a young man from the West, / He did what he could for what he thought best. In 1897 he transferred to Cheltenham Military Academy, where he studied from 1897-1900, sometimes as a boarder, he specialized in Latin. The boys wore Civil War-style uniforms and besides Latin were taught English, arithmetic, military drilling and the importance of submitting to authority. Pound made his first trip overseas in mid-1898 when he was 13, a three-month tour of Europe with his mother and Frances Weston, who took him to England, Germany and Italy.

After the academy he may have attended Cheltenham Township High School for one year, in 1901, aged 15, he was admitted to the University of Pennsylvania's College of Liberal Arts. Pound met Hilda Doolittle at Pennsylvania in 1901, she became his first serious romance. In 1911 she became involved in developing the Imagism movement. Between 1905 and 1907 Pound wrote a number of poems for her, 25 of which he hand-bound and called Hilda's Book, in 1908 he asked her father, the astronomy professor Charles Doolittle, for permission to marry her, but Doolittle dismissed Pound as a nomad. Pound was seeing two other women at the same time—Viola Baxter and Mary Moore—later dedicating a book of poetry, Personae, to the latter, he aske

Nicole Della Monica

Nicole Della Monica is an Italian pair skater. With her current partner Matteo Guarise, she is a five-time Italian national champion and has represented Italy at the 2014 and 2018 Winter Olympics. With her previous partner Yannick Kocon, she was a two-time Italian national champion and competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Della Monica competed as a single skater through the 2006–07 season and is the 2005 Italian national bronze medalist. Della Monica started skating pairs in 2007 when she teamed up with Yannick Kocon, a single skater until then, they are 2010 Italian national champions. They represented Italy at the 2010 Winter Olympics, their partnership ended in January 2011 — Della Monica had a chronic inflammation in her left knee and her recovery time was uncertain. Della Monica teamed up with former World champion roller skater Matteo Guarise in late November 2011, they train in Zanica. They withdrew after the short program from the 2012 Italian Championships. Della Monica/Guarise made their international debut at the 2012 Bavarian Open where they won the bronze medal.

They finished fifteenth. Della Monica/Guarise placed ninth at the 2013 European Championships and fourteenth at the 2013 World Championships, where Italy secured two berths for the 2014 Olympic pairs event, they won bronze at the 2013 Winter Universiade. After taking silver at the 2014 Italian Championships, they placed eighth at the 2014 European Championships. Della Monica/Guarise were named along with Italian champions Stefania Berton / Ondrej Hotarek as Italy's pairs entries at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Just before the event, Guarise tore the medial meniscus in his right knee; the pair finished sixteenth at the Olympics. He underwent a knee operation and resumed training at the start of March. In the 2014–15 season, Della Monica/Guarise competed at two Grand Prix events, placing fifth at the 2014 Cup of China and sixth at the 2014 Trophée Éric Bompard. After finishing second to Valentina Marchei / Ondřej Hotárek at the Italian Championships, they came in sixth at the 2015 European Championships in Stockholm and fourteenth at the 2015 World Championships in Shanghai, China.

In the 2015–16 season, Della Monica/Guarise took the bronze medal at the 2015 Ice Challenge, their first ISU Challenger Series event. After finishing fifth at their sole GP event, the 2015 Trophée Éric Bompard, they appeared at two more CS events, winning silver at the Warsaw Cup and placing sixth at the 2015 Golden Spin of Zagreb. In December 2015, they won their first national title together, they placed sixth at the 2016 European Championships, placed eleventh at the 2016 World Championships in Boston, United States. The 2016–17 season saw the duo win two Challenger events, the 2016 Lombardia Trophy and 2016 Golden Spin of Zagreb, they fifth at the Cup of China. After their second national title, they placed eighth at the 2017 European Championships, placed thirteenth at the 2017 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland. Della Monica and her partner began the 2017–18 season with silver medals at Lombardia Trophy and Finlandia Trophy. Competing again at the Cup of China, they placed fourth. At the Internationaux de France, they placed third.

Della Monica pronounced herself "really happy with our performance." Della Monica/Guarise won their third straight national title, followed by a sixth-place finish at Europeans. Competing at their second Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, they placed tenth; the season concluded at the 2018 World Championships in Milan. Their 2018–19 season began again at Lombardia Trophy, where they own the bronze medal. Turning to the Grand Prix series, they won silver at the 2018 Grand Prix of Helsinki. Della Monica commented. Last year we won a bronze, so we are happy that we improved. Next time it maybe will be gold, it shows that we are on the right track." They won a second silver medal at the 2018 Rostelecom Cup, becoming the first Italian pair team to qualify for the Grand Prix Final, a goal they had set for themselves at the beginning of the year. They placed fifth at the Final, after multiple popped jumps. After winning their fourth consecutive national title, Della Monica/Guarise competed at the 2019 European Championships.

They placed third in the short program, 0.12 points ahead of Aleksandra Boikova / Dmitrii Kozlovskii of Russia, were awarded a small bronze medal for the result. In the free skate both teams made errors, with Della Monica putting a hand down on their three-jump combination, a result finished fourth in the free skate and fourth overall, 0.14 points behind Boikova/Kozlovskii. Guarise said they were "a little bit disappointed because we gave everything we had, it maybe wasn’t 100 percent, but I think it was good."At the 2019 World Championships, Guarise collided with French skater Vanessa James in the warmup for the short program, which shook up both skaters. He doubled his jump attempt, causing them to place eighth in the short. In the free skate the team had multiple errors, finishing seventh there, eighth overall. Guarise reported that the aftereffects of the collision had been more of a problem than he believed. Della Monica/Guarise concluded the season at the 2019 World Team Trophy as part of Team Italy, which finished sixth out of sixth teams.

Della Monica dislocated her shoulder during the summer. They returned to competition at the 2019 Ic

American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine

The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine is a medical society for the medical subspecialty of neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine based in the United States. Members are neurologists and physiatrists—as well as allied health professionals and PhD Researchers. In 1951, a small group of physicians who practiced clinical electromyography and electrodiagnosis began working to organize a professional society dedicated to the growing medical specialty of electrodiagnostic medicine, their goal was to create a professional network. On August 29, 1953, another gathering took place at the Palmer House in Chicago, IL, to formally organize the American Association of Electromyography and Electrodiagnosis. AANEM has several membership categories depending upon an individual’s credentials. Physicians who are board certified in Electrodiagnostic Medicine are “Fellow” members. There are categories for physicians-in-training, international physicians, academic researchers, nerve conduction study technologists, collaborators.

AANEM Technologist members assist with studies such as nerve conduction studies, electroencephalograms, intraoperative monitoring, evoked potentials and ultrasound. AANEM collaborator members are nonphysician providers who work in collaboration with a neurologist or PMR physician to treat patients with neuromuscular diseases. Collaborators do not perform or interpret needle electromyography studies or interpret NCSs but are active in the field of neuromuscular medicine. AANEM research members are active in neuromuscular or electrodiagnostic research and are a PhD investigator, holder of a master's degree, or graduate student enrolled in a PhD degree program. Affiliations AANEM participates in the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology; the IFCN consists of national member societies. Since 1954, the AANEM has held an annual meeting; the meeting offers educational sessions updating physicians and researchers working in the area of neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine. Attendees earn continuing medical education through educational sessions.

In addition to the annual meeting, the association holds small-group workshops around the country covering ultrasound and nerve conduction studies. To help members obtain continuing medical education, AANEM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide CME credit as Accreditation with Commendation.) The AANEM offers many CME products including: course books, interactive cases, case studies, journal articles, self-study materials. AANEM offers podcasts by a diverse group of practicing physicians who describe their research and practical insights. AANEM tracks and responds to federal and state legislative and regulatory health policies related to neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine. Activities include creating guidelines and position statements to educate lawmakers and insurance companies, partnering with governmental agencies and private insurers to fight fraud and abuse and advocating for quality patient care. AANEM's guidelines are published through the US Department of Health & Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality National Guidelines Clearinghouse.

AANEM participated in the Choosing Wisely campaign established by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation by creating a list of five situations in which electrodiagnostic and other imaging studies are inappropriate in an effort to educate patients and spur conversation between the provider and the patient. AANEM monitors private sector market trends and critical practice issues and provides members with updates, practice management resources, tools to respond to the evolving healthcare environment; the association works with several other medical societies and patient advocacy groups to ensure that neuromuscular patients have adequate access to necessary, quality treatment. AANEM has a seat in of the AMA House of Delegates and participates in both the Relative Value Scale Update Committee and Current Procedural Terminology processes; these groups give physicians a voice in establishing new and revised electrodiagnostic and neuromuscular codes as well as being a part of the process used to assign relative value units to new and established CPT codes.

In 1963, the AANEM began discussion of an examination as an educational experience for membership candidates. The first examination was given in 1967 and successful candidates were transferred to the association active membership category. In 1987 the AANEM approved to separate its examination functions; the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine was created as an autonomous examining body that offered formal certification of competency in electrodiagnostic medicine. The ABEM examination is the only United States exam certifying physicians in EDX medicine, with more than 3,500 physicians certified; the ABEM certification process requires physicians to obtain specific academic training and clinical experience demonstrate competency in the EDX evaluation of neuromuscular and musculoskeletal systems by passing an examination. Diplomates of the ABEM are required to document their continuing education in electrodiagnostic medicine over the course of the ABEM Maintenance of Certification Program and take a maintenance examination.

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology provides certification examination in the related field of clinical neurophysiology. The