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House Ear Institute

The House Ear Institute is a non-profit 501 organization, based in Los Angeles and dedicated to advancing hearing science through research and global hearing health to improve quality of life. Established in 1946 by Howard P. House, as the Los Angeles Foundation of Otology, renamed for its founder, the House Ear Institute has been engaged in the scientific exploration of the auditory system from the ear canal to the cortex of the brain for over 70 years. Since 1946, the House Ear Institute has led the way in defining the causes of hearing and balance disorders, improving medical/surgical procedures and prosthetic devices; the Institute's discoveries have helped millions of people receive successful treatments. House Ear Institute scientists have been involved in many firsts in the fields of otology, skull base surgery, implantable auditory prostheses, electrophysiology, they have developed techniques to improve hearing aids, diagnostic audiology, clinical treatments for hearing loss. House Ear Institute researchers have always worked with the House Clinic physicians to integrate medicine and science through clinical and research trials that directly benefit patients.

In 1969, William F. House, M. D.—brother of Howard—implanted the first three patients with the cochlear implant at House Ear Institute. Since the Institute has been regarded as the world's foremost private research institute for otology and hearing science. House Ear Institute's historical advancements in hearing sciences include the development of the first clinically useful cochlear implant and auditory brainstem implant as well as the introduction of the first the middle cranial fossa and the translabyrinthine approach for removal of acoustic neuromas; the translabyrinthine approach uses the operating microscope and reduced mortality rates from 40% to less than 1%. It has developed a variety of diagnostic tests, including the Hearing In Noise Test, the first hearing test that measures an individual's functional hearing ability in everyday environments where background noise is present, the ABaer screening device for detecting hearing loss in infants, the Stacked ABR, a accurate screening device to detect the presence or absence of acoustic neuromas.

The Institute shares its knowledge with the scientific and medical communities as well as the general public through its education and global hearing health programs. House Clinic physicians have volunteered their time to teach specialty courses in the House Ear Institute's professional education programs, attended by more than 22,000 doctors and research fellows since 1946 through the visiting physicians program. Through one week surgical temporal bone courses, thousands of doctors from every continent have come to study ear surgery. In June 2014, the House Ear Institute, at that time called the House Research Institute, went through bankruptcy proceedings and reorganization; the House Clinic Foundation, which acquired the House Research Institute, reorganized the structure of the nonprofit organization and established it again as the House Ear Institute. The current, threefold mission of the House Ear Institute is Education and Global Hearing Health; the Education projects of the Institute include the Neurotology Clinical Fellowship program performed in conjunction with the House Clinic.

Research at the House Ear Institute involves collaborative research in the areas of Hearing Science, Auditory Implants, support of ongoing clinical trials performed by the House Clinic physicians and collaborators. Clinical and translational research projects are given high priority, with a focus on developing treatments that will directly benefit patients. Global Hearing Health is a new focus of HEI, through its own efforts in humanitarian otology and through a collaboration with Global ENT Outreach. HEI partners with the international arm of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Foundation, through the humanitarian committee, the Panamerican committee, efforts by individual HEI scientists and physicians. Ongoing collaborative global health projects are underway in China, Peru and Paraguay. Official website House Ear Institute Facebook Page House Ear Institute YouTube Video Archive House Ear Institute ResearchGate page House Ear Institute Research in Auditory Implants William House--in Memoriam William House--Medical Innovator Global ENT Outreach, House Ear Institute's Global Health Partner

Onde Nascem os Fortes

Onde Nascem os Fortes is a Brazilian drama television series produced and broadcast by Rede Globo, that debuted on 23 April 2018, ended its run of 53 episodes on 16 July 2018. It is created by Sergio Goldenberg. Walter Carvalho and Isabella Teixeira, José Luiz Villamarim and Luisa Lima serve as the main directors, it is the second series announced and displayed as "superseries" — a dramatic plot similar to that of telenovelas, but with a standard and mature format. The format was first employed with the launch of Os Dias Eram Assim. After the disappearance of Nonato, after a fight with the powerful Pedro Gouveia, played by Alexandre Nero; the twin sister of Nonato, played by Alice Wegmann, begins the search for her brother. Twins Maria and Nonato decide to make a bike trail in the village where their mother, Cássia, lived in her youth and decided not to return. One night, Nonato tries to seduce Joana, a lover of the businessman Pedro Gouveia, who jealously takes him to the thickets to teach him a lesson.

Nonato disappears mysteriously without a trail. Maria has been involved with Pedro's son, for quite some time. With the help of Ramiro, who has a strong rivalry with Pedro, Cássia returns to Sertão in search of her missing son and daughter. Maria now a fugitive, after killing a man who tried to sexually assault her. Alice Wegmann as Maria Ferreira da Silva Gabriel Leone as Hermano Gouveia Patrícia Pillar as Cássia Ferreira da Silva Alexandre Nero as Pedro Gouveia Fábio Assunção as Ramiro Curió Débora Bloch as Rosinete Gouveia Irandhir Santos as Samir Enrique Díaz as Plínio Lee Taylor as Simplício Carla Salle as Valquíria Maeve Jinkings as Joana Lara Tremouroux as Aurora Gouvea Camila Márdila as Aldina José Dumont as Sebastião Demick Lopes as Mudinho Antônio Fábio as Orlando Ênio Cavalcante as Toinho Erivaldo Oliveira as Adenilson Ravel Andrade as Clécio Clarissa Pinheiro as Gilvânia Marcos de Andrade as Agripino Gogó Rodrigo García as Jurandir Bruno Goya as Orestes Nanego Lira as Adauto Giordano Castro as Macedo Igor Medeiros as Fabrício Maycon Douglas as Ariel Mário Cabral as Jonathan Pedro Fasanaro as Valdir Pedro Wagner as Damião Quitéria Kelly as Umbelina Raquel Ferreira as Ivonete Arilson Lopes as Clementino Fernanda Marques as Selma Ilya São Paulo Marco Pigossi as Nonato Ferreira da Silva Jesuíta Barbosa as Ramirinho Curió Jr / Shakira do Sertão Titina Medeiros as Bethânia Mariana Molina as Madalena |} Official website Onde Nascem os Fortes on IMDb

Mechanics Hall (Boston, Massachusetts)

Mechanics Hall was a building and community institution on Huntington Avenue at West Newton Street, from 1881 to 1959. Commissioned by the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, it was built by the noted architect William Gibbons Preston; the building was located between Huntington avenue. It was razed for the Prudential Center urban renewal project of the early 1960s; the site is on the north side of Huntington Avenue, since 1941 has been served by Prudential Station of the MBTA Green Line "E" Branch. The building's sizable auditorium was host to conventions. Over the years the building was host to events such as boat shows, auto shows, dog shows, flower shows and sporting shows. For example, in 1883 the Foreign Exhibition Association held a large exhibit of "foreign arts and products". In 1883 the Olympian Club held a "floral display and costume carnival" that included indoor rollerskating, it was the home court of the Boston Whirlwinds of the American Basketball League. Today, the site is the location of the 111 Huntington Avenue.

Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association Mechanics Hall, Huntington Avenue History and images from the Boston Public Library Image of exhibit interior, c. 1881 Documents related to the razing of buildings for Prudential site Library of Congress, Historic American Buildings Survey. Massachusetts Charitable Mechanics Association, Exhibition Hall, Huntington Avenue & West Newton Street, Suffolk County, MA Library of Congress. Photo of Creatore's Band on steps of Mechanics Building, Huntington Ave, Mass, 1903, by E. Chickering

Valais shrew

The Valais shrew is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It's karyotype has 2n = 24/25 and FN = 40; until 2002, it was viewed as a chromosomal race of the wide-ranging and karyotypically polymorphic species S. araneus. It is found in all of Italy except southern Apulia, in southeastern France, in southern Switzerland; this species prefers areas with dense vegetation, at an elevation of 0–1,300 metres above sea level. "Sorex antinorii Bonaparte, 1840". Catalogue of Life. ITIS. Species 2000. CS1 maint: others "Sorex antinorii". National Center for Biotechnology Information. Biolib Zipcodezoo

No Surrender (2007)

No Surrender was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, which took place on September 9, 2007 at the TNA Impact! Zone in Orlando, Florida, it was the third event under the No Surrender chronology. Eight professional wrestling matches. Kurt Angle defended all of the championships individually during this event. In October 2017, with the launch of the Global Wrestling Network, the event became available to stream on demand; the event featured professional wrestling matches that involve different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Professional wrestlers portray villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in the scripted events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches; the opening match of the pay-per-view saw the champions Kurt Angle and Sting defend their TNA World Tag Team Championship against Team Pacman. Team Pacman won the match and the championship when Jones pinned Sting after an Olympic Slam from Angle.

The second match saw Rhino defeat James Storm. Rhino picked up the victory. After the match, Rhino hit Jackie Moore, who came to the ring with a Gore; the next match saw Robert Roode defeat Kaz. The TNA X Division Championship match was next; the match saw Kurt Angle in his second match of the evening. Jay Lethal picked up the victory; the following match was a No Disqualification match between Black Reign. Harris won; the next match was a ten-team tag team gauntlet match to earn a TNA World Tag Team Championship match at Bound for Glory. A. J. Styles and Tomko won; the other teams in the match were The Voodoo Kin Mafia, The Latin American Exchange, Team 3D, The Motor City Machine Guns, Triple X, Sonjay Dutt and Petey Williams, Eric Young and Shark Boy and Rock'n Rave Infection In the second to last match Christian Cage defeated Samoa Joe by disqualification. Joe was disqualified after attacking the referee. After the match, Joe continued to attack security and X Division jobbers. In the main event Kurt Angle defeated Abyss to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, in Angle's third match of the evening.

Angle forced Abyss to submit to the ankle lock. After the match, Judas Mesias pulled Abyss underneath. * The other teams were The Voodoo Kin Mafia, The Latin American Exchange, Team 3D, The Motor City Machine Guns, Triple X, Sonjay Dutt and Petey Williams, Eric Young and Shark Boy and Rock'n Rave Infection 2007 in professional wrestling

Bust of Charlemagne

The Bust of Charlemagne is a reliquary from around 1350, supposed to contain Charlemagne's skullcap. The reliquary is part of the treasure kept in the Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Made in the Mosan region, long a center of high-quality metalwork, the bust is a masterpiece both of late Gothic metalwork and of figural sculpture; the Bust of Charlemagne, as a masterpiece of Mosan goldwork, initiated a height of silver-gilt naturalistic reliquary busts. Created 500 years after the death of Charlemagne, the bust is an idealized representation, the facial structure, hair style and fleur-de-lys crown of which reflect 14thc. Not 9thc. Tastes; the skin is chased with silver and gilt. Damascened silver Reichsadler, the heraldic charge of the Holy Roman Empire signifying Charlemagne's imperial dignity, decorate the tunic; the eagles are surrounded by a border of filigree and precious stones, some of which are ancient intaglios. The bust stands on an octagonal pedestal equipped with an opening on either side for a wooden carrying frame and is decorated with fleurs-de-lis.

According to the Aachen tradition, the Bust of Charlemagne was a donation from Charles IV, crowned king in Aachen Cathedral on 25 July 1349. This donation is not mentioned in documentary evidence, but it is considered probable, given Charles IV's deep veneration for Charlemagne; the reliquary is a part of the thirteenth-century French tradition of royal images and depicts an idealised portrait of the Frankish King, although it has some rather individualised features. These are noticeably similar to a portrait of King John II of France, it is possible that the creator of the reliquary bust, a goldsmith in Aachen, had been trained in his art in France. The reliquary was carried in processions and placed opposite the king at coronations, spiritually affirmed in this way as a legitimate successor of Charlemagne; the use of ancient intaglios and cameos on the reliquary indicates the special significance of Ancient Rome to the medieval imperial ideology – both Charlemagne and Charles IV saw their rule as part of that tradition.

Recent historical research holds that it is probable that Charles IV was crowned with the same crown, worn by the reliquary – since the Imperial Crown was in the possession of Charles' rival Louis IV. It is probable. Sigismund of Luxemburg was crowned with the same crown in 1414. A parallel to this crown is seen in the Crown of Saint Wenceslas in Prague, which decorated the reliquary containing the skullcap of St. Wenceslas and was used at Charles IV's coronation as King of Bohemia in 1347. On account of its wide recognition value for the City of Aachen and its ideological and artistic significance, a stylised version of the Bust of Charlemagne serves as the central element in the signet of the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen Birgitta Falk. Bildnisreliquiare. Zur Entstehung und Entwicklung der metallenen Kopf-, Büsten- und Halbfigurenreliquiare im Mittelalter. In Aachener Kunstblätter 59, 1991–93, pp. 99–238. Herta Lepie, Georg Minkenberg. Die Schatzkammer des Aachener Domes.

Brimberg, Aachen 1995, ISBN 3-923773-16-1, p. 27. Masterpiece: Bust of Charlemagne in the Aachen Cathedral treasury