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Snelling Sevens

The Snelling Sevens was an annual Welsh Rugby Union sevens competition that ran from 1954 until 1995. The tournament was inaugurated in 1954 and the trophy presented by the Chairman of Newport Athletic Club, Reg Snelling, after whom the competition is named; the competition took place over a single day, was a straightforward knockout tournament between 16 teams, with the initial draw taking place prior to the match day. The teams invited were the premier South Wales teams, but if a team was on tour at the time clubs were invited from other areas, including English teams such as Leicester and Bath. Ebbw Vale won the tournament in 1958; the squad included G Powell, M Williams, F Matthews, R Morgan, D Ackerman, D Barrett, R Evans, K Cameron, J Pugh. 1967 saw the introduction of the Bill Everson Award for the Man of the Tournament Trophy. In 1979, the competition changed format from a purely knockout tournament to a pool system with four groups of four teams followed by knockout rounds. Despite the competition's popularity from the 1950s to the 1970s, crowds diminished from 50,000 at its peak to around 5,000 by the 1980s and early 1990s.

In 1995, the competition was renamed as the "Worthington Sevens", but it was decided that, due to the congested timetables of the clubs involved, the tournament should cease to be held. The trophy was awarded permanently to Newport as the most successful club in the competition's history. Official site of the Snelling Seven-A-Side Tournament

Prussian House of Lords

The Prussian House of Lords in Berlin was the upper house of the Preußischer Landtag, the parliament of Prussia from 1850 to 1918. Together with the lower house, the House of Representatives, it formed the Prussian bicameral legislature. Modeled on the House of Lords of the United Kingdom, the Herrenhaus was created following the 1848 revolution with the adoption of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Prussia imposed by King Frederick William IV on 31 January 1850. A member of the House of Lords was known as a pair, or as a member of the Prussian House of Lords; the House consisted of hereditary peers, life peers appointed by the King of Prussia, peers by virtue of position, representatives of cities and universities, etc. The majority of members were nobles, although the House had commoners as members among the representatives of cities and universities; the breakdown was as follows: Princes of the royal house of Hohenzollern who had reached their majority Members with hereditary right: The head of the princely house of Hohenzollern The heads of the former German states of the Holy Roman Empire in royal Prussian lands—these were mediatized princely houses, such as Arenberg, Bentheim-Steinfurt, Croÿ, Salm-Horstmar, Salm-Salm, Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein, Solms-Hohensolms-Lich, Solms-Rödelheim-Assenheim, Stolberg-Wernigerode, Wied.

Other members with hereditary right—these were princes and counts from lands annexed by Prussia over the centuries, such as the duke of Schleswig-Holstein, Counts of Westphalen, the landgrave of Hessen-Philippsthal. Life members: Holders of the four great court appointments of the kingdom—these were the state steward, the chancellor, the lord marshal, the lord burgrave. Members entrusted by the king—these were both nobles and commoners, included select generals and admirals, senior government officials, business leaders, philanthropists. Members called by presentation—these were holders of noble estates, the university representatives, the lord mayors of cities given the right of presentation. With the German Revolution of 1918–1919 and the fall of the Hohenzollern monarchy resulting from World War I, the Prussian House of Lords was dissolved by the government of Minister President Paul Hirsch. According to the 1920 constitution of the Free State of Prussia it was replaced by the Staatsrat of representatives delegated by the Landtag assemblies of the Provinces.

The Cologne mayor Konrad Adenauer served as president of the state council from 1921 until the Nazi Machtergreifung in 1933. Starting in 1856, the House of Lords met at a Baroque city palace on Leipziger Straße No. 3, near Leipziger Platz owned by the merchant Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky and seat of the Royal Porcelain Factory from 1763. It had been acquired by Abraham Mendelssohn Bartholdy, father of Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn, in 1825. In the summer of 1826, young Felix Mendelssohn wrote his A Midsummer Night's Dream overture, which premiered at his father's house. After the Prussian state had purchased the building in 1856, it served for the meetings of the Reichstag of the North German Federation from 1867 to 1870. Upon German unification in 1871, the neighbouring building on Leipziger Straße No. 4 was rebuilt as the seat of the Reichstag of the German Empire, before it moved into the new Reichstag building in 1894. Both the Leipziger Str. No. 3 and 4 buildings were demolished in 1898 to make space for a new building for the House of Lords.

The Neo-Renaissance Herrenhaus building, designed by the architect Friedrich Schulze, was completed in 1904. Schulze had had built the adjacent Abgeordnetenhaus on Prinz-Albrecht-Straße from 1892 to 1898. Both structures were connected by a common functional wing in the rear, which allowed deputies to move between both chambers. Since 1993, the Abgeordnetenhaus building is the seat of the Berlin state parliament. Seat of the Prussian state council from 1921 to 1933, the former Herrenhaus building from 1933 served for Hermann Göring's Preußenhaus foundation; the former debating chamber saw the inauguration of the People's Court in 1934 and with the erection of neighbouring Ministry of Aviation the next year it was refurbished as the prestigious Haus der Flieger lobby of Göring's headquarters. Damaged by Allied bombing and the Battle of Berlin, the building was restored after the war and from 1946 served for the East German Academy of Sciences. Since 2000, it is again the site of the parliamentary sessions of the Federal Council of Germany.

One of the characters in Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment references the Prussian Upper House when talking about the main character's sister. List of Presidents of the Prussian State Council Members of the Prussian House of Lords The Bundesrat building Preußisches Herrenhaus

Scott Garson

Scott Jon Garson is an American basketball coach, an assistant coach at Santa Clara University. Prior to that, Garson was the University of Utah. From 2013 to 2018, Garson was head coach at the College of Idaho. Born in Tarzana, Garson grew up in a Jewish family in Calabasas and graduated from Harvard-Westlake School in 1994. After high school, Garson attended Washington University in St. Louis and played at guard in basketball and pitcher in baseball in 1994–95. In 1995, Garson transferred to the University of Santa Barbara, he graduated from UCSB in 1999 with a B. A. in law and society. While a student at UCSB, Garson was a production assistant for The Jim Rome Show in the summer of 1996 and worked for the United States Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs in the summer of 1997. From 1996 to 1998, Garson was a varsity basketball assistant coach and junior varsity head coach at Santa Barbara High School. In 2003, Garson completed a M. S. in exercise and sports science with an emphasis in sport psychology from the University of Utah.

Scott Garson completed his first season as an assistant coach with the Santa Clara men’s basketball program under Herb Sendek. Garson, hired in April 2018, spent his previous five seasons as head coach at the College of Idaho where he led the Yotes to a 129-42 record, three Cascade Collegiate Conference regular season championships, three league tournament titles and four NAIA national tournament appearances, including a run to the 2015 national quarterfinals and 2018 semifinals. Prior to his time at the College of Idaho, Garson was on Ben Howland’s staff at UCLA for nine seasons, worked under Rick Majerus at Utah for 5 years and spent 1 season at Pepperdine University under Lorenzo Romar. During his 21 seasons in college basketball at 5 different schools, Coach Garson has been a part of 20 winning seasons, 17 postseason berths and 10 conference championships. Garson led the Yotes to both the CCC regular-season and tournament titles in 2014, 2015 and 2018, he became the first coach at the school to win back-to-back league crowns since the 1950s.

His 2014-15 team posted a 30-6 record, the second-most single-season victories in the school’s 105-year men’s basketball program history. The 2017-18 squad matched that total when they finished 30-7. Garson was the recipient of the 2015 Red Auerbach National Coach of the Year Award, was named the 2014 and 2018 CCC Coach of the Year, he coached six NAIA All-Americans, two CCC Players of the Year and three CCC Defensive Players of the Year. In all, 17 players under Garson earned 13 secured Academic All-CCC selections, his College of Idaho teams enjoyed home cooking, posting a 76-10 mark at J. A. Albertson Activities Center. During his tenure, home attendance nearly doubled, with the Yotes leading the NAIA in home attendance during the 2014-15 campaign and finishing second during 2015-16 and 2016-17. During Garson’s tenure at UCLA, the Bruins amassed a record of 222-90, including four Pac-10/Pac-12 Conference regular season titles, two Pac-10 Tournament titles; the Bruins qualified for six NCAA Tournaments and made trips to the Final Four in 2006, 2007 and 2008 – reaching the 2006 national championship game.

Garson was responsible for the development of the UCLA perimeter players – including current NBA players, Russell Westbrook, Arron Afflalo, Darren Collison, Jrue Holiday, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Shabazz Muhammad, Kyle Anderson, Norman Powell. Garson was responsible for the recruitment of Zach LaVine, the 13th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft and 2-time NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion. Garson was instrumental in the recruiting efforts for the Bruins, who claimed ESPN’s No. 1 class in both 2008 and 2012. A total of 16 players recruited or coached by Garson have been selected in the NBA Draft. Garson spent five seasons at the University of Utah under hall-of-fame coach and mentor, Rick Majerus. Garson served as a graduate assistant, video coordinator and, in his final year, assistant coach for Majerus; the Utes won three Mountain West Conference titles and advanced to the NCAA Tournament four times during Garson’s time there, while amassing a record of 112-47. In the European Maccabi Games 2015, Garson was an assistant coach for the under-18 US men's basketball team.

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Kobbari Bondam

Kobbari Bondam is a 1991 Telugu comedy film, produced by K. Achi Reddy, S. V. Krishna Reddy under Manisha Films, presented by Kishore Rathi and directed by Katragadda Raviteja; the film stars Nirosha in the lead roles and music composed by S. V. Krishna Reddy; the film was recorded as a Super Hit at the box office. The film is the debut of S. V. Krishna Reddy, to which he has provided the story, screenplay and the first film he has directed is Rajendrudu Gajendrudu. Raju is an cowardly guy. Everybody teases him as his childhood pet name, he falls in love with Meghamala in the first scene and he approaches her with a marriage proposal. She wants to tease him, so she sends him to her brother, he keeps two conditions to Raju to make their marriage. Raju decides to give it get Meghamala's hand at any cost. By leaving his studies in the middle, he joins as an assistant at Sarvanamam, who smuggles dangerous real murder video cassettes, without knowing the reality. Once in the exchange, Sarvanamam's son Satish puts the blame on him.

So Sarvanamam keeps Raju's mother in his custody. Now Raju has to earn a total 10 lakhs to gain his love. To acquire it, Raju is in search of secret hidden treasures with help of his Professor. In that search, he finds an old historical coin and his Professor explains that it is the most powerful coin, which gives anonymous strength and immense self-confidence, with which one can do wonders; the rest of the story is about the wonders Raju did with the magical coin by changing his appearance into that of an obese man. Rajendra Prasad as Raju Nirosha as Meghamala Kota Srinivasa Rao as Sarvanamam Sudhakar as Satish Manto as Manto Mallikarjuna Rao as Meghamala's brother Ramana Murthy as professor Gundu Hanumantha Rao as coconut seller Kallu Chidambaram Gowtham Raju Narsing Yadav as Sarvanamam's goon Sri Lakshmi as Meghamala's sister-in-law Jayalalita as Janabettula Jannamma Lakshmi Kanakala as Raju's mother Master Sairam as Babloo Music composed by S. V. Krishna Reddy. All songs are blockbusters.

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Alcoholic ketoacidosis

Alcoholic ketoacidosis is a specific group of symptoms and metabolic state related to alcohol use. Symptoms include abdominal pain, agitation, a fast respiratory rate, a specific "fruity" smell. Consciousness is normal. Complications may include sudden death. AKA most occurs in long term alcoholics and less in those who binge drink. Onset is after a decreased ability to eat for a few days. Diagnosis is based on symptoms. Blood sugar levels are normally or only mildly increased. Other conditions that may present include other causes of high anion gap metabolic acidosis including diabetic ketoacidosis. Treatment is with intravenous normal saline and intravenous sugar solution. Thiamine and measures to prevent alcohol withdrawal are recommended. Treatment of low blood potassium may be required; those who are affected are most between the ages of 20 and 60. The condition was recognized in 1940 and named in 1971. Nausea and abdominal pain are present and people may have tachypnea and hypotension. In contrast to diabetic ketoacidosis, people with alcoholic ketoacidosis are alert and lucid despite the severity of the acidosis.

Alcoholic ketoacidosis is caused by complex physiology, the result of prolonged and heavy alcohol intake in the setting of poor nutrition. Chronic alcohol use can cause depleted hepatic glycogen stores and ethanol metabolism further impairs gluconeogenesis; this can reduce glucose availability and lead to hypoglycemia and increased reliance on fatty acid and ketone metabolism. An additional stressor such as vomiting or dehydration can cause an increase in counterregulatory hormones such as glucagon and growth hormone which may further increase free fatty acid release and ketone production. Ethanol metabolism can increase blood lactic acid levels which may contribute to a metabolic acidosis. Diagnosis is based on symptoms. A elevated anion gap metabolic acidosis and ketosis is the classic present. However, a mixed acid-base disorder may be present if vomiting is contributing to a hypochloremic alkalosis; the ketone, present is beta-hydroxybutryate rather than acetoacetate resulting in only a weakly positive nitroprusside test.

People do not present with high blood sugar or sugar in the urine. This can cause false negative results. Ethanol level are low or negative despite a chronic alcohol use history. Electrolyte disturbances may include hypokalemia or hypomagnesemia may be present. Other conditions that may present include other causes of high anion gap metabolic acidosis such as diabetic ketoacidosis, toxic alcohol ingestion, starvation ketosis. Toxic alcohol ingestion include ethylene glycol poisoning. Pancreatitis, alcoholic hepatitis, gastritis may result in similar symptoms; the ratio of beta-hydroxybutryate to acetoacetate is higher in AKA in contrast to diabetic ketoacidosis. Treatment includes administration of intravenous saline and dextrose as well as correction of electrolyte imbalances. Thiamine supplementation is included to prevent Wernicke encephalopathy. Insulin is not used due to risk of hypoglycemia. Other potential causes of the symptoms should be ruled out. Outcomes are favorable with treatment but up to 10% may develop cardiac arrest.

It is proposed that alcoholic ketoacidosis is a significant cause of death among people with chronic alcoholism although the true prevalence is unknown. Estimation of prevalence and outcomes of this population is limited by difficulty in diagnosing the condition and the presence of multiple disorders at presentation. In 1940, Edward S. Dillon, W. Wallace, Leon S. Smelo, first described alcoholic ketoacidosis as a distinct syndrome, they stated that "because of the many and complex factors, both physiologic and pathologic, which influence the acid-base balance of the body, a multitude of processes may bring about the state of acidosis as an end result."In 1971, David W. Jenkins and colleagues described cases of three non‐diabetic people with a history of chronic heavy alcohol misuse and recurrent episodes of ketoacidosis; this group proposed a possible underlying mechanism for this metabolic disturbance, naming it alcoholic ketoacidosis