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ACA

ACA may refer to: Achawa language, an Arawakan language of Colombia Arabic chat alphabet A Current Affair, an Australian television program American Choreography Awards American Composers Alliance American Council for the Arts, now part of Americans for the Arts American Country Awards Associate Chartered Accountant, a membership type of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan Alerting Communicators of America, an earlier name of American Signal Corporation Angel Capital Association Associate Chartered Accountant, a membership type of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales Astronautics Corporation of America Australian Coal Association Affordable Care Act, shorthand for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act called "Obamacare" Allied Commission for Austria Anti-Corruption Agency, a Malaysian government agency Australian Coal Association Australian Communications AuthorityHistorical Army Comrades Association, or "Blueshirts", a political organization in 1930s Ireland Armed Peasant Association known as Armed Campesino Group, a Marxist-Leninist Paraguayan rebel group Academic Cooperation Association, international body to promote cooperation in higher education, based in Brussels Adult Children of Alcoholics and support group Aero Club of America, US aviation group, now the National Aeronautic Association American Cadet Alliance, former non-government group for military cadet activities American Chess Association, chess organization founded in 1857 and dissolved a few years American Citizens Abroad, non-profit group advocating for American expatriates American Cryptogram Association, group for cryptographic puzzles American Crystallographic Association, scientific society Amputee Coalition of America and support group Analytica Chimica Acta, scientific journal Anglican Church in America, traditionalist Anglican church body Army Comrades Association, Irish militant right-wing group in 1932-1933 Association of Canadian Archivists, professional group for Canadian historical archivists Atheist Community of Austin, Texas non-profit group which produces The Atheist Experience TV program Automóvil Club Argentino, Argentina's largest automobile association ACA International the American Collectors Association American Callers Association, association of square dance callers American Camp Association and trade association for summer camp owners and workers American Chiropractic Association, professional association Australian Counselling Association, professional association American Counseling Association, professional association American Correctional Association and trade association for prisons and prison officials and employees Australasian Corrosion Association and New Zealand trade association Austrian Cockpit Association, professional pilot organization American College of Apothecaries and trade association for independent community pharmacists Academic Cooperation Association, international group promoting cooperation in higher education, based in Brussels Asunción Christian Academy, an American school in Paraguay 7-ACA, 7-aminocephalosporanic acid Advisory Committee for Aeronautics Anterior cerebral artery Anti-cardiolipin antibodies Anti-centromere antibodies Acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans Agile Combat Aircraft, forerunner to the British Aerospace EAP technology demonstrator aircraft Adventure Cycling Association African Cricket Association American Canoe Association Argentine Cricket Association Australian Cricketers' Association AC Ajaccio, a French professional football team AC Arles-Avignon, a French professional football team Air Canada, an airline Antioch–Pittsburg in California Arctic Control Area, a Canadian airspace region Atlantic Coast Airlines Independence Air General Juan N. Álvarez International Airport, Guerrero, Mexico

Trap primer

A trap primer is a plumbing device or valve that adds water to traps. The water seals in traps are needed to prevent sewer gases from entering buildings, but because this water is exposed to the air, it is subject to evaporation over time in infrequently used floor drains, leading to the release of sewer gas into the environment; the trap primer mitigates this problem by injecting water, either directly or indirectly, into the trap to maintain the water seal indefinitely. Building codes may require trap primers for traps in certain locations or situations those in which industry experience has shown that they are to dry out; the most common requirement is for basement floor drains, which are only used when the basement floods. Sometimes they are installed in locations where the plumbing code does not require a primer because of a high probability of the trap drying out, but because of a nearby ignition source and the explosion hazard in the event that the trap did leak sewer gas. Most designs require installation in an accessible location where periodic maintenance can be performed.

There are many types of trap primers. The simplest for a floor drain's trap, is a connection from a nearby sink's drain so that when the sink is used, some of the water flow is diverted into one or more traps. More common is a primer, connected to the potable water supply and activates when pressure fluctuations are sensed, such as the flushing of a nearby water closet. Others depend on occupancy timers. Several manufacturers produce laundry faucets with a built-in trap seal primer outlet. In infrequently used floor drains where such a primer does not exist, evaporation can be mitigated a few different ways: Routinely adding water to the floor drain Pouring a small amount of vegetable or mineral oil into the drain to just cover the trap's water surface; the oil creates a liquid seal preventing further evaporation. Mineral oil tends to be a better option, as it does not go rancid. Any environmental impact from its discharge is negligible compared to the contents that can be flushed out of a flooded basement.

Using a propylene glycol solution instead of water in a trap. Raising the boiling point of a solution is equivalent to reducing its vapor pressure, its evaporation rate; this protects the trap against freeze damage. The glycol attracts water, so maintains a minimum concentration which depends on the humidity or water vapor pressure in the air. Unlike ethylene glycol, common automotive antifreeze, propylene glycol is non-toxic; the evaporation rate of a liquid is directly proportional to its vapor pressure. At 25 °C the vapor pressures for water, pure propylene glycol and pure mineral oil are, consecutively, 24 torr, 0.1 torr and <0.01 torr. Be aware though that the properties of "RV antifreeze" which has propylene glycol in it will be different than pure propylene glycol because alcohol and other ingredients are in it. One manufacturer of RV Antifreeze gives the vapor pressure of their product as 17 torr at 20 °C; this material, if placed in a drain, will evaporate as fast as water. Some makers of RV Antifreeze will list the vapor pressure of their product as < 0.1 torr.

This however is only for the propylene glycol component, not the mixture that comprises their product which can be water. Check valves designed. Poor plumbing vent design or extra windy conditions affecting vent pipes can cause water seals to be siphoned or blown out of traps. Piping and plumbing fittings Plumbing drainage venting

2009–10 CONCACAF Champions League Preliminary Round

The CONCACAF Champions League 2009–10 Preliminary Round was the first round of the CONCACAF Champions League 2009–10. Sixteen teams were entered in this round, were drawn into eight matchups that were contested in a two-legged tie; the first leg of each of the Preliminary Round matchups was played July 28–30, 2009, the second leg was played August 4–6. This tournament's Preliminary Round was scheduled to begin one month earlier than the previous season in order to alleviate schedule congestion for participants due to Fourth Round of CONCACAF qualification for the 2010 FIFA World Cup; the matchup draw for the Preliminary and Group Stages was conducted on June 11. The match schedule was announced five days on June 16. All match-times are listed in local time. Puerto Rico Islanders won 1–0 on aggregate score. Pachuca won 10–1 on aggregate score. D. C. United 2–2 Luis Ángel Firpo on aggregate. D. C. United won 5–4 on penalties. W Connection won 4–3 on aggregate score. Cruz Azul won 6–2 on aggregate score.

Árabe Unido 2–2 Olimpia on aggregate score. San Juan Jabloteh won 3–2 on aggregate score. Real España won 6–3 on aggregate score. 2009–10 CONCACAF Champions League results at CONCACAF.com

2010 in New Zealand music

The following is a list of notable events and releases that happened or are expected to happen in 2010 in New Zealand music. 15 January: Big Day Out 29 January – 1 February: Parachute music festival 1 May: Music television channel C42 launches, aiming to play 30% New Zealand music 15 March: Humour and the Misfortune of Others by Hollie Smith 17 March: My Own Way by Darren Ross 29 March: The Experiment by Dane Rumble 5 April: Love in Motion by Anika Moa 11 June: Intriguer by Crowded House 14 June: Live at Roundhouse by Fat Freddy's Drop 4 July: Modern Fables by Julia Deans 5 July: Evolution - Past, Beyond by Deceptikonz 2 August: Until the End of Time by Opshop 20 August: From the Inside Out by Stan Walker 23 August: Beheaded Ouroboros by Witchrist Passive Me, Aggressive You by The Naked and Famous 20 September: Ignite by Shihad 4 October: Perfect Flaws by Black River Drive 11 October: 5th Degree by Autozamm 30 November: DARREN! by Darren Ross New Zealand Music Awards The winners of the 2010 New Zealand Music Awards, or'Tuis', will be announced on 7 October.

Record charts in New Zealand are published by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand every week. The longest running number-one single in 2010 so far is Stan Walker's "Black Box", topping the chart for six consecutive weeks of 2010. Susan Boyle's I Dreamed a Dream was the number-one album for six non-consecutive weeks of 2010. Now That's What I Call Music 32 remained as the number-one compilation album for twelve non-consecutive weeks of 2010. André Rieu's Live In Sydney 2009 has reached the top spot in 2010 for five non-consecutive weeks. "Black Box" by Stan Walker was the most-played on New Zealand radio stations for nine consecutive weeks of 2010

Meadow (song)

"Meadow" is a song by American rock band Stone Temple Pilots. It is their debut single off their eponymous seventh studio album; the song is the first released by the band to feature new singer Jeff Gutt after the departure and deaths of prior vocalists Scott Weiland and Chester Bennington. It peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart in 2018. "Meadow" is the first Stone Temple Pilots song to feature new singer Jeff Gutt, chosen by the band out of 15,000 applicants after the year spanning search for a new singer after the departures and deaths of prior vocalists Scott Weiland and Chester Bennington. The song was debuted live, at Gutt's first concert with the band, on November 14, 2017, at a private, invite-only show, with the studio recording of the song being released the following day; the song is the lead single from the band's upcoming seventh studio album, scheduled for release in the first half of 2018. A lyric video was released a month on December 15, 2017; the song's instrumental track was written by the band's remaining original members - guitarist Dean DeLeo, bassist Robert DeLeo, drummer Eric Kretz - prior to Gutt's audition for the band in September 2016.

The song was presented to Gutt as part of the auditioning process. Gutt was able to come up with the vocal melody on the spot, was able to write the songs down the road. Gutt's ability to write the lyrics and melody of the song, alongside a few other songs, is what made the band decide that he should be the new lead singer. Gutt's vocals are described as having a deep, nasal-toned quality to them, sounding similar to Weiland without sounding like an exact clone. Rolling Stone described the track as a "churning hard rocker. Kretz stated that the band aimed to capture a more modern take on Stone Temple Pilots music while retaining the elements of their prior work at the same time. Jeff Gutt – lead vocals Dean DeLeo – guitar Robert DeLeo – bass Eric Kretz – drums

Italian cruiser Raimondo Montecuccoli

Raimondo Montecuccoli was a Condottieri-class light cruiser serving with the Italian Regia Marina during World War II. She survived the war and served in the post-war Marina Militare until 1964. Raimondo Montecuccoli, which gives the name to its own sub-class, was part of the third group of Condottieri-class light cruisers, they were better protected than their predecessors. She was built by Ansaldo and was named after Raimondo Montecuccoli, a 17th-century Italian general in Austrian service. Raimondo Montecuccoli entered service in 1935 and was sent out to the Far East in 1937 to protect Italian interests in China during the Second Sino-Japanese War, returned home in November 1938 after being relieved by Bartolomeo Colleoni. During the war she participated in the Battle of Punta Stilo, on 9 July 1940, in the successful attack on Harpoon convoy during the Battle of Pantelleria, on 15 June 1942. Raimondo Montecuccoli and the cruiser Eugenio di Savoia, forming the 7th Division, fought a long gunnery duel off Pantelleria with the escort of a large Allied convoy to Malta, at the end of which their combined fire crippled the destroyer HMS Bedouin and damaged the cruiser HMS Cairo and the destroyer HMS Partridge.

Partridge took the disabled Bedouin under tow. During the last stages of the action, according to post-battle reports from both sides, Raimondo Montecuccoli scored a hit on the minesweeper HMS Hebe at "approx. 26.000 yards". Two Allied freighters from the convoy, the cargo ship Burdwan and the large tanker Kentucky, both of them disabled by previous air attacks and abandoned by their escorts, were finished off by the Italian squadron. Kentucky was set on fire by Raimondo Monteccucoli's guns; the Italian cruisers forced Partridge to cast off the tow and leave Bedouin behind. The disabled destroyer was sunk by an Italian SM 79 torpedo bomber, she was damaged by USAAF bombers in Naples on 4 December 1942, with the loss of 44 of her crew, but having been repaired and just weeks before the armistice, on August 1943, she was operative again. The cruiser became by this time one of the few Italian naval units fitted with the Italian designed radar EC-3 ter Gufo radar. On 4 August Raimondo Montecuccoli along with the light cruiser Eugenio di Savoia, shelled without consequences a small Allied convoy off Palermo during the Allied invasion of Sicily, in an aborted attempt to attack the United States Navy fleet in port.

The Allied convoy was an American submarine chaser, USS SC-530, escorting a freshwater barge. The Italian cruisers withdrew after picking up a number of coastal search radars tracking them with their Metox devices. After the Armistice she was interned by the Allies and returned to Italy after the war to serve as a training cruiser until 1964; some remains of the ship, along with several artillery pieces and armoured vehicles, are preserved at the Città della Domenica theme and amusement park near Perugia, in Italy. There is a dual artillery mount, placed near the mast. Bragadin, Marc'Antonio; the Italian Navy in World War II, United States Naval Institute: Annapolis, Maryland. ISBN 0-405-13031-7 Brescia, Maurizio. Mussolini's Navy: A Reference Guide to the Regina Marina 1930–45. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 978-1-59114-544-8. Chesneau, Roger, ed.. Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-146-7. Da Zara, Alberto. Pelle d'Ammiraglio.

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