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Luv'

Luv' were a Dutch girl group that scored a string of hit records in Continental Europe as well as South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The original members were José Hoebee and Marga Scheide. In 1979, Luv' was'Holland's best export act' and thus received the'Conamus Export Prize'; the band sold more than seven million records worldwide. Among their greatest hits were: "U. O. Me", "You're the Greatest Lover", "Trojan Horse", "Casanova" and "Ooh, Yes I Do"; the formation went through the original singers reunited several times. They gave a farewell performance on August 2012 in Spaarnwoude at the Dutch Valley Festival. Two members of the pop act have had a successful solo career in their homeland: Patty as a TV personality and José as a vocalist. In 2016, José and Ria Thielsch decided to relaunch Luv'. In July 2017, the ladies celebrated their 40th anniversary. On January 4, 2019, the group announced another line-up change in De Telegraaf: media personality Chimène van Oosterhout replaced Ria Thielsch.

The renewed trio released a Latin pop-reggaeton single entitled With Him Tonight in July 2019, twenty-five years after their last album All You Need Is Luv'. On February 7th, 2020, the group's management informed that Luv' stopped all their activities due to José's ill health. In 1976, record producers, Hans van Hemert and Piet Souer, assisted by manager Han Meijer, twenty years before the Spice Girls phenomenon, decided to form a girl group, inspired by the German disco trio Silver Convention, they had recorded the music of a self-penned track and were looking for singers. They recruited three women: José Hoebee, born on March 1954 in Best, she started her career as a semi-professional vocalist in the early 1970s as a member of a folk & country band,'Young Tradition', with her two sisters. This formation took part in talent shows, changed its name into'Elongi' and recorded a single produced by Piet Souer who suggested José to join Luv'. Marga Scheide, born on February 15, 1954 in Amsterdam, she was involved in many beauty pageants and appeared on the covers of various artist hit compilations.

Patty Brard, from Sorong in New Guinea, born on March 25, 1955, who first worked as a secretary in the office of Hans van Hemert who offered her a career in the show business. After the singles "My Man" and Dream, Dream in 1977, Van Hemert was commissioned by VPRO television to write the theme song for the Wim T. Schippers-written TV series Het is weer zo laat!, a spin-off from Van Oekel's Discohoek. With the help from Souer, he composed "U. O. Me", recorded by the girls. Moreover, Luv's appearance performing the song on this TV show during the opening credit was a great publicity stunt, it became an instant hit in the Flanders. The "You're the Greatest Lover" single was their international breakthrough in 1978 and sold one million copies. Apart from their homeland, Luv' entered the music charts in Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, South Africa, New Zealand and Mexico; the follow-up singles were successful. Their albums were big selling records. In 1978-1979, Luv' was'Holland's best export act' and received for their entire oeuvre the Export award from Conamus, a foundation dedicated to the promotion and support of Dutch music abroad.

In Germany, the trio was invited on two popular TV programs: Disco and Musikladen. "You're the Greatest Lover" was used for the soundtrack of an episode of Derrick TV series. Two decades a dance music oriented cover version of this track by Loona renamed "Latino Lover" was a hit single in German speaking countries; some tracks were recorded in Spanish. "Eres Mi Mejor Amante" was "Si, Que Si" reached the gold status in Mexico. Their songs were popular behind the Iron Curtain in East Germany and Hungary. However, records distribution was limited in the Eastern Bloc. Sales were indeed difficult to evaluate in this part of the world. In 1979, the three singers, their producers and their new manager changed their strategy for better opportunities. That's why, they founded a limited company, Interluv'/Luv' BV, to control every aspect of their career, they chose a new record company. After a deal with Philips Records, they signed a 750.000 Dutch guilder contract with CNR, a Dutch label affiliated to Carrere Records, a French company.

Soon after the release of the "One More Little Kissie" single, Patty Brard left the band in August 1980. She was replaced by a model and limbo dancer from the Ricardo and The Flames revue, Ria Thielsch born on August 25. 1951 in Manokwari, New Guinea. Ria was introduced to the public when the "My Number One" single and the Forever Yours album were released in the fall of 1980; these records sold well in the Belgium. Luv' was supposed to take part in the Yamaha Music Festival in November 1980 with the song

Fencing at the 2015 Pan American Games – Women's team épée

The women's team épée competition of the fencing events at the 2015 Pan American Games was held on July 24 at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre. The team épée competition consisted of a three-round single-elimination bracket with a bronze medal match between the two semifinal losers and classification semifinals and finals for 5th to 8th places. Teams consist of three members each. Matches consist with every fencer on one team facing each fencer on the other team. Scoring carried over between bouts with a total of 45 touches being the team goal. Bouts lasted. For example, if the first bout ended with a score of 5-3, that score would remain into the next bout and the second bout would last until one team reached 10 touches. Bouts had a maximum time of three minutes each. A tie at that point would result in an additional one-minute sudden-death time period; this sudden-death period was further modified by the selection of a draw-winner beforehand. All times are Eastern Daylight Time; the following are the results of the event

Open fracture

Open fracture is a type of bone fracture in orthopedics caused by high energy trauma. It is a bone fracture associated with a break in the skin continuity which can cause complications such as infection and nonunion. Gustilo open fracture classification is the most used method to classify open fractures, to guide treatment and to predict clinical outcomes. Advanced trauma life support is the first line of action in dealing with open fractures and to rule out other life-threatening condition in cases of trauma. Cephalosporins are the first line of antibiotics; the antibiotics are continued for 24 hours to minimize the risk of infections. Therapeutic irrigation, wound debridement, early wound closure and bone fixation are the main management of open fractures. All these actions aimed to reduce the risk of infections. Open fractures can occur due to direct impacts such as high-energy physical forces, motor vehicular accidents and falls from height. Indirect mechanisms include falling from a standing position.

These mechanisms are associated with substantial degloving of the soft-tissues, but can have a subtler appearance with a small poke hole and accumulation of clotted blood in the tissues. Depending on the nature of the trauma, it can cause different types of fractures: Result from significant trauma to the bone; this trauma can come from a variety of forces – a direct blow, axial loading, angular forces, torque, or a mixture of these. Result from minor trauma to diseased bone; these preexisting processes include bone cysts, advanced osteoporosis, etc.. Severe injury in which both fracture and dislocation take place simultaneously. Caused by high-speed projectiles, they cause damage as they go through the tissue, through secondary shock wave and cavitation; the initial evaluation for open fractures is to rule out any other life-threatening injuries. Advanced Trauma Life Support is the initial protocol to rule out such injuries. Once the patient is stabilised, orthopedic injuries can be evaluated.

Mechanism of injury is important to know the amount energy, transferred to the patient and the level of contamination. Every limb should be exposed to evaluate any other hidden injuries. Characteristics of the wound should be noted in detail. Neurology and the vascular status of the affected limb is important to rule our any nerve or blood vessels injuries. High index of suspicion of compartment syndrome should be maintained for forearm fractures. There are a number of classification system attempting to categorise open fractures such as Gustilo open fracture classification, Tscherne classification, Müller AO Classification of fractures. However, Gustilo open fracture classification is the most used classification system. Gustilo system grades the fracture according to energy of injury, soft tissue damage, level of contamination, comminution of fractures; the higher the grade, the worse the outcome of the fracture. However, Gustilo system is not without its limitations; the system has limited interobserver reliability at 50% to 60%.

The size of injury on the skin surface does not reflect the extent of deep underlying soft tissue injury. Therefore, the true grading of Gustilo can only be done in operating theatre. Urgent interventions, including therapeutic irrigation and wound debridement, are necessary to clean the area of injury and minimize the risk of infection. Other risks of delayed intervention include long-term complications, such as deep infection, vascular compromise and complete limb loss. After wound irrigation, dry or wet gauze should be applied to the wound to prevent bacterial contamination. Taking photographs of the wound can help to reduce the need of multiple examinations by different doctors, which could be painful. Limb should be placed in a well-padded splint for immobilization of fractures. Pulses should be documented after reduction. Wound cultures are positive in 22% of pre-debridement cultures and 60% of post-debridement cultures of infected cases. Therefore, pre-operative cultures no longer recommended.

The value of post-operative cultures is unknown. Tetanus prophylaxis is given to enhance immune response against Clostridium tetani. Anti-tetanus immunoglobulin is only indicated for those with contaminated wounds with uncertain vaccination history. Single intramuscular dose of 3000 to 5000 units of tetanus immunoglobulin is given to provide immediate immunity. Another important clinical decision during acute management of open fractures involves the effort to avoid preventable amputations, where functional salvage of the limb is desirable. Care must be taken to ensure this decision is not based on an injury severity tool score, but rather a decision made following a full discussion of options between doctors and the person, along with their family and care team. Administration of antibiotics as soon as possible is necessary to reduce the risk of infection. However, antibiotics may not provide necessary benefits in open finger fractures and low velocity firearms injury. First generation cephalosporin is recommended as first line antibiotics for the treatment of open fractures.

The antibiotic is useful against gram positive cocci and gram negative rods such as Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, Klebsiella pneumoniae. To extend the coverage of antibiotics against more bacteria in Type III Gustilo fractures, combination of first generation cephalosporin and aminoglycoside or a third generation cephalosporin is recommended to cover against nosocomial gram negative bacilli such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Adding penicillin to cover for gas gangrene caused by anaerobic bacteria Clostridium perfringen

Francis Patrick O'Connor

Francis Patrick O'Connor was an associate judge of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Justice Francis "Frank" Patrick O'Connor, was born in Boston on Dec. 12, 1927, the son of Thomas Lane and Florence O'Connor, was raised in Belmont. He attended Belmont public schools and graduated from Boston College High School in 1945, he graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 1950, after serving two years in the U. S. Army in the occupation of Korea following World War II. In 1953, he graduated from Boston College Law School and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, to the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the U. S. Court of Appeals, he served as law clerk to the Honorable Raymond S. Wilkins, Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, from 1953 to 1954. From 1954 to 1976, Justice O'Connor practiced law at Friedman, Sisson & Kozol in Boston, Mason, Dunn & O'Connor and Wolfson, Dodson & O'Connor in Worcester. Prior to his tenure on the bench, he served as a member of the Supreme Judicial Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure and the Supreme Judicial Court's Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee.

He was the first Supreme Judicial Court Law Clerk to return to the state's highest court as an Associate Justice and the first graduate of Boston College Law School to serve on the Supreme Judicial Court. He received St. Thomas More Awards from the St. Thomas More Society of Worcester and from the BC Law School Alumni Association and honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from the New England School of Law and Suffolk University School of Law, he served on the court from 1981. Justice O'Connor was recognized in the legal community for the respectful tone he set in the courtroom, his honesty, his integrity, the courtesy he extended to all parties and counsel who appeared before him, he was recognized for his work on the Supreme Judicial Court Substance Abuse Project Task Force, served as chairman from 1992–1995 and honorary chairman thereafter. O'Connor was known for his detailed decisions, sometimes opposing the majority on the court, which led to the nickname the "Great Dissenter". In 1976, on the recommendation of his peers at the Bar Association, Governor Michael S. Dukakis appointed Justice O'Connor to the Massachusetts Superior Court, where he served with distinction for 5 years.

In 1981, Gov. Edward J. King appointed him to the Supreme Judicial Court, where he served for 16 years and earned a reputation for his thoughtful and precise opinions. Governor King appointed O'Connor to the court in hopes he would be a Justice who would reliably oppose abortion, but Justice O'Connor made it clear he would not be someone, easy to pigeonhole- notably breaking with the Republican party on issues such as the death penalty; as a private citizen, Justice O'Connor helped found the organization Massachusetts Citizens for Life. He told legislators that he found abortion abhorrent but would follow the law of the land and judicial precedent, he opposed the majority of the court and wrote a dissenting opinion when the Supreme Judicial Court found that protests in front of abortion clinics unfairly intimidated women seeking services. He wrote. While on the Supreme Judicial Court, O'Connor wrote numerous majority opinions of significant importance. In a 1987 majority opinion that denied a woman the right to sue for damages if her boyfriend was injured in a work accident, O'Connor wrote that if unmarried couples were given the same rights as married couples, it would subvert the institution of marriage.

In 1993, O'Connor acted for the court when it decided to refuse to stop gays from marching in the South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade. In 2000, O'Connor was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, from which he would die in August 2007. Upon learning of O'Connor's death, Governor Deval Patrick issued a statement saying, "I was saddened to learn of the passing of former Supreme Judicial Court justice Francis P. O'Connor. Justice O'Connor served our highest court with honor and distinction for many years and was respected and admired for his intellect, his integrity and humanity, his commitment to the legal community and beyond." Justice Greaney, who served on the bench with O'Connor was d as saying, "He was one of the most distinguished and knowledgeable judges that I know. He approached each case with impartiality, with a great deal of legal research and thought, wrote opinions that... would stand as precedent long after he retired from the court." Justice O'Connor and his wife Ann, had 34 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Marshall, C. J. Ireland, Spina, Cordy, Botsford, JJ.. "Justice Francis P. O'Connor Memorial Sitting". Retrieved 12 December 2009. CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list "Retired Mass. SJC Justice O'Connor dies at age 79. Retired Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Justice Francis P. O'Connor". Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. August 13, 2007. Retrieved 12 December 2009

4703d Defense Wing

The 4703d Defense Wing is a discontinued United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with Air Defense Command's Western Air Defense Force at Larson Air Force Base, Washington, it was established in 1952 in a general reorganization of Air Defense Command, which replaced wings responsible for a base with wings responsible for a geographical area. It assumed control of several Fighter Interceptor squadrons, assigned to the 101st Fighter-Interceptor Wing, an Air National Guard unit mobilized for the Korean War; the wing's 569th Air Base Group assumed the host responsibility for Larson, but the wing and group were inactivated only 45 days when Larson became a Tactical Air Command base. The wing's units were transferred to the nearby 4702d Defense Wing; the wing was organized at Larson AFB, Washington on 1 February 1952 in a major reorganization of ADC responding to ADC's difficulty under the existing wing base organizational structure in deploying fighter squadrons to best advantage.

It absorbed the personnel and equipment of the operational elements of the 101st Fighter-Interceptor Wing which inactivated at Larson AFB five days and was returned to the ANG. The 82nd Fighter Interceptor Squadron of the inactivating 78th Fighter-Interceptor Wing moved from Hamilton AFB to Larson AFB on 6 February 1952 to replace the 319th FIS, which deployed from Larson AFB to Suwon Air Base, Korea the day after the 4703rd Defense Wing was organized, although it remained assigned to the wing on paper. Both Squadrons were equipped with F-94 Starfire interceptor aircraft; the wing's 569th Air Base Group absorbed the support elements of the 101st FIW's 101st ABG. However, the wing was short-lived because Larson AFB was transferred from ADC to Tactical Air Command in April 1952; the 82nd FIS was reassigned to the 4704th Defense Wing in March, while the 569th ABG was transferred Western Air Defense Force days The 569th ABG was replaced by the 62nd ABG at the beginning of April, while TAC's 62nd Troop Carrier Wing moved to Larson AFB from McChord AFB the same month.

The 4703rd Air Defense Wing was discontinued and remaining the ADC squadron at Larson AFB was reassigned to the 4702nd Defense Wing, which moved to nearby Geiger Field in 1952. Designated as the 4703d Defense Wing and organized on 1 February 1952Discontinued on 7 April 1952 Western Air Defense Force, 1 February 1952 - 7 April 1952 569th Air Base Group, 1 February 1952 - 17 March 1952 82nd Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 6 February - 13 March 1952 319th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 6 February - 7 April 1952 Larson AFB, Washington, 1 February 1952 - 7 April 1952 F-94B, 1952 Col. Thomas W. Steed, 1 February 1952 - 7 April 1952 List of MAJCOM wings of the United States Air Force Aerospace Defense Command Fighter Squadrons This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/. Cornett, Lloyd H. A Handbook of Aerospace Defense Organization, 1946–1980. Peterson AFB, CO: Office of History, Aerospace Defense Center. Grant, C. L.

The Development of Continental Air Defense to 1 September 1954, USAF Historical Study No. 126 Maurer, Maurer, ed.. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II. Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. Ravenstein, Charles A.. Air Force Combat Wings, Lineage & Honors Histories 1947-1977. Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-912799-12-9. Further Reading Leonard, Barry. History of Strategic Air and Ballistic Missile Defense. Vol I. 1945-1955. Fort McNair, DC: Center for Military History. ISBN 978-1-4379-2131-1

2018 Copa do Brasil

The 2018 Copa do Brasil was the 30th edition of the Copa do Brasil football competition. It was held between 30 January and 17 October 2018; the competition was contested by 91 teams, which qualified either by participating in their respective state championships, by the 2018 CBF ranking, by the 2017 Copa do Nordeste, by the 2017 Copa Verde, by the 2017 Série B or by qualifying for the 2018 Copa Libertadores. Cruzeiro were the defending champions, they defended their title, winning the finals 3–1 on aggregate against Corinthians for their 6th title. As champions, Cruzeiro qualified for the 2019 Copa Libertadores Group stage and the 2019 Copa do Brasil Round of 16. Jádson and Cássio won best goalkeeper awards, respectively; the competition was a single elimination knockout tournament, the first two stages featuring a single match and the other stages featuring two-legged ties. Eleven teams qualified for the Round of 16; the remaining 80 teams played the first stage. The 40 winners played the second stage, the 20 winners played the third stage, the 10 winners played the fourth stage.

The five fourth-stage winners qualified for the Round of 16. In this season, the away goals rule was not be used in any stage. Teams in bold are qualified directly for the round of 16. A Originally Dom Bosco qualified as 2017 Copa FMF runners-up. Two months after the ending of the Copa FMF, Superior Tribunal de Justiça Desportiva gave back 9 points deducted to União Rondonópolis in the first stage. With the 9 points, União Rondonópolis finished fourth and qualified for the 2017 Copa FMF semi-finals instead of Mixto; the previous semi-finals, Dom Bosco v Mixto, were annulled and União Rondonópolis played new semi-finals against Dom Bosco. União Rondonópolis won on penalties and advanced to the finals earning the right to play in the 2018 Copa do Brasil; the schedule of the competition is. The draw for the first and second stage was held on 15 December 2017, 15:00 at CBF headquarters in Rio de Janeiro. Teams were seeded by their CBF ranking; the 80 qualified teams were divided in eight groups with 10 teams each.

The matches were drawn from the respective confronts: A vs. E. G; the lower ranked teams hosted the first stage match. 1 At the time of the draw, Dom Bosco. In the first stage, each tie was played on a single match basis; the lower CBF ranked. If tied, the higher CBF ranked. In the second stage, each tie was played on a single match basis. If tied, extra time would not be played and the penalty shoot-out would be used to determine the winner. In the third stage, each tie was played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. If tied on aggregate, the away goals rule would not be used, extra time would not be played and the penalty shoot-out would be used to determine the winner; the draw for the fourth stage was held on 19 March 2018, 11:00 at CBF headquarters in Rio de Janeiro. The 10 qualified teams were in a single group. In the fourth stage, each tie was played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. If tied on aggregate, the away goals rule would not be used, extra time would not be played and the penalty shoot-out would be used to determine the winner.

In the final stages, each tie was played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. If tied on aggregate, the away goals rule would not be used, extra time would not be played and the penalty shoot-out would be used to determine the winner; the draw for the round of 16 was held on 20 April 11:00 at CBF headquarters in Rio de Janeiro. The 16 qualified teams were divided in two pots. Teams from Pot 1 were the ones. Pot 2 was composed of the five teams which qualified through the Fourth Stage plus the champions of 2017 Copa Verde, 2017 Copa do Nordeste and 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B. CBF ranking shown in brackets; the first legs were played from 25 April to 16 May and the second legs were played from 9 May to 16 July 2018. The draw for the quarter-finals was held on 30 May 2018, 11:00 at CBF headquarters in Rio de Janeiro. All teams were placed into a single pot. CBF ranking shown in brackets.1 The identity of Atlético Paranaense v Cruzeiro and Bahia v Vasco da Gama winners were not known at the time of the draw.

The first legs were played on 1 and 2 August and the second legs were played on 15 and 16 August 2018. The draw to determine the home-and-away teams for both legs was held on 22 August 2018, 11:00 at CBF headquarters in Rio de Janeiro; the first legs were played on 12 September and the second legs were played on 26 September 2018. The draw to determine the home-and-away teams for both legs was held on 27 September 2018, 14:30 at CBF headquarters in Rio de Janeiro. Source:CBF