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David Lindsay (novelist)

David Lindsay was a British author best remembered for the philosophical science fiction novel A Voyage to Arcturus. Lindsay was born into a middle-class Scottish Calvinist family in London, was brought up in Jedburgh, where he had family background, he was educated at Colfe's School and won a scholarship to university, but for financial reasons went into business, becoming an insurance clerk at Lloyd's of London. He was successful, but his career was interrupted by service in World War I, at the age of 40, he first joined the Grenadier Guards the Royal Army Pay Corps, where he was promoted to Corporal. After the war Lindsay moved to Porth near Newquay in Cornwall with his young wife to become a full-time writer, living there from 1919 to 1929. A Voyage to Arcturus was published in 1920, but it was not a success, selling fewer than six hundred copies; this work has links with Scottish fantasists, it was in its turn a central influence on C. S. Lewis's Out of the Silent Planet. J. R. R. Tolkien said he read the book "with avidity", characterised it as a work of philosophy and morality.

Lindsay attempted to write a more commercial novel with his next work The Haunted Woman, but this was more successful than the Voyage. He continued to write novels, including the humorous potboiler The Adventures of Monsieur de Mailly - a historical novel set in France in the time of Louis XIV, but after Devil's Tor in 1932 he found it difficult to get his work issued, spent much of his time on his last work, The Witch, not published in his lifetime. With his wife, Lindsay opened a boarding house in Brighton, but they did not prosper and their marriage came under considerable strain; the house was damaged by the first bomb to fall on Brighton in World War II, Lindsay, in his bath at the time, never recovered from the shock. His death from an infection resulting from an abscess in his tooth was unrelated to the bomb. A Voyage to Arcturus has been described as the major "underground" novel of the 20th century; the secret of Lindsay's apparent originality as a novelist lies in his metaphysical assumptions.

Like the gnostics he seems to have viewed the "real" world as an illusion, which must be rejected in order to perceive genuine "truth". In The Haunted Woman, the two main characters discover a room which seems to exist only some of the time. In The Violet Apple, the fruit of the title is of the species eaten by Adam and Eve, Lindsay's description of its effects is a startling, lyrical episode in a novel, otherwise concerned with rather ordinary matters. Lindsay's austere vision of "true reality" seems to have been influenced by Norse mythology. After being out of print for many decades, Lindsay's work has become available. In 1971, A Voyage to Arcturus was produced as a 35mm feature film by William J. Holloway, it was the first film to be funded by a National Endowment for the Arts grant and has been re-released. Harold Bloom was interested in Lindsay's life and career, going so far as to publish a novel, The Flight to Lucifer, which he thought of as a Bloomian misprision, an homage and deep revision of A Voyage to Arcturus.

Bloom, conceded that his late-comer imitation is overwhelmed by Lindsay's great original. Colin Wilson was interested in David Lindsay, he wrote an essay, "The Haunted Man: Lindsay as Novelist and Mystic" that first appeared in the book The Strange Genius of David Lindsay, as well as prefaces to The Violet Apple, The Witch and Sphinx. A Voyage to Arcturus The Haunted Woman Sphinx The Violet Apple Adventures of Monsieur de Mailly. Pick, E. H. Visiak and Colin Wilson The Life and Works of David Lindsay by Bernard Sellin David Lindsay's Vision by David Power David Lindsay by Gary K. Wolfe ISBN 0-916732-26-6 Galad Elflandsson "David Lindsay and the Quest for Muspel-Fire" in Darrell Schweitzer Discovering Classic Fantasy Fiction, Gillette NJ: Wildside Press, 1986, pp. 104–112. Works by David Lindsay at Project Gutenberg Works by David Lindsay at Faded Page Works by or about David Lindsay at Internet Archive Works by David Lindsay at LibriVox "The Violet Apple" – site dedicated to the life and work of David Lindsay David Lindsay at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database David Lindsay at Library of Congress Authorities, with 15 catalogue records

Engineered wood

Engineered wood called mass timber, composite wood, man-made wood, or manufactured board, includes a range of derivative wood products which are manufactured by binding or fixing the strands, fibres, or veneers or boards of wood, together with adhesives, or other methods of fixation to form composite material. The panels vary in size but can range upwards of 64 by 8 feet and in the case of cross-laminated timber can be of any thickness from a few inches to 16 inches or more; these products are engineered to precise design specifications which are tested to meet national or international standards. Engineered wood products are used in a variety of applications, from home construction to commercial buildings to industrial products; the products beams that replace steel in many building projects. The term mass timber describes a group of building materials. Engineered wood products are made from the same hardwoods and softwoods used to manufacture lumber. Sawmill scraps and other wood waste can be used for engineered wood composed of wood particles or fibers, but whole logs are used for veneers, such as plywood, medium-density fibreboard or particle board.

Some engineered wood products, like oriented strand board, can use trees from the poplar family, a common but non-structural species. Alternatively, it is possible to manufacture similar engineered bamboo from bamboo. Flat-pack furniture is made out of man-made wood due to its low manufacturing costs and its low weight. Plywood, a wood structural panel, is sometimes called the original engineered wood product. Plywood is manufactured from sheets of cross-laminated veneer and bonded under heat and pressure with durable, moisture-resistant adhesives. By alternating the grain direction of the veneers from layer to layer, or “cross-orienting”, panel strength and stiffness in both directions are maximized. Other structural wood panels include structural composite panels. Densified wood is made by using a mechanical hot press to compress wood fibers and increase the density by a factor of three; this increase in density is expected to enhance the strength and stiffness of the wood by a proportional amount.

Early studies confirmed this ends with a reported increase in mechanical strength by a factor of three. More recent studies have combined chemical process with traditional mechanical hot press methods to increase density and thus mechanical properties of the wood. In these methods, chemical processes break down lignin and hemicellulose, found in wood. Following dissolution, the cellulose strands that remain are mechanically hot. Compared to the three-fold increase in strength observed from hot pressing alone, chemically processed wood has been shown to yield an 11-fold improvement; this extra strength comes from hydrogen bonds formed between the aligned cellulose nanofibers. The densified wood possessed mechanical strength properties on par with steel used in building construction, opening the door for applications of densified wood in situations where regular strength wood would fail. Environmentally, wood requires less carbon dioxide to produce than steel and acts as a source for carbon sequestration.

Medium-density fibreboard and high-density fibreboard is made by breaking down hardwood or softwood residuals into wood fibres, combining it with wax and a resin binder, forming panels by applying high temperature and pressure. Particle board is manufactured from wood chips, sawmill shavings, or sawdust, a synthetic resin or other suitable binder, pressed and extruded. Oriented strand board known as flakeboard, waferboard, or chipboard, is similar but uses machined wood flakes offering more strength. Particle board is cheaper and more uniform than conventional wood and plywood and is substituted for them when cost is more important than strength and appearance. A major disadvantage of particleboard is that it is prone to expansion and discoloration due to moisture when it is not covered with paint or another sealer. Oriented strand board is a wood structural panel manufactured from rectangular-shaped strands of wood that are oriented lengthwise and arranged in layers, laid up into mats, bonded together with moisture-resistant, heat-cured adhesives.

The individual layers can be cross-oriented to provide strength and stiffness to the panel. However, most OSB panels are delivered with more strength in one direction; the wood strands in the outmost layer on each side of the board are aligned into the strongest direction of the board. Arrows on the product will identify the strongest direction of the board. Produced in huge, continuous mats, OSB is a solid panel product of consistent quality with no laps, gaps or voids. OSB is delivered in various dimensions and levels of water resistance. Glued laminated timber is composed of several layers of dimensional timber glued together with moisture-resistant adhesives, creating a large, structural member that can be used as vertical columns or horizontal beams. Glulam can be produced in curved shapes, offering extensive design flexibility. Laminated veneer lumber is produced by bonding thin wood veneers together in a large billet; the grain of all veneers in the LVL billet is parallel to the long direction.

The resulting product features enhanced mechanical prope

Government Polytechnic, Mumbai

Government Polytechnic, Mumbai is a diploma engineering college located in Mumbai, Maharashtra and one of the oldest diploma engineering colleges in Maharashtra. Government Polytechnic, Mumbai is an academically and administratively autonomous institute, however, it is affiliated to the Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education offering various Diploma and Post Diploma programs in engineering and technology; the institute is financially supported by the Government of Maharashtra. This Institute was awarded autonomy in the year 1990; this Institute was founded in the year 1960 at Elphinstone Technical School, Mumbai with Civil Engineering Department. In the year 1985, the Institute acquired the existing campus at Mumbai. After acquiring new campus, new programs were introduced. Programs like Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering were added in the year 1988 and next year Mechanical Engineering program was introduced and many other programs were added in the coming years; the Institute implemented World Bank assisted projects in 1990-98.

The main motive behind this project was the capacity expansion and efficiency improvement. The Institute was awarded autonomy in the year 1990 thus allowing the institute to design and implement own curriculum and issue own diploma; the College got Narsee Monjee Award for Best Performance in the year 1999 by ISTE. The College got accredited by National Board of Accreditation for five diploma programs in 2003; the College introduced Canada India Industry Polytechnic Linkage Project in the year 2002 for the training of faculty and staff. The Institute offer following programs: Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering Electrical Engineering Electronics Engineering Instrumentation Engineering Computer Engineering Information Technology Leather Technology Leather Goods and Footwear Technology

Skitter Scatter

Skitter Scatter is an American-bred, Irish-trained Thoroughbred racehorse. In 2018, she won one minor race in her first four starts but made rapid improvement to win the Silver Flash Stakes, Debutante Stakes and Moyglare Stud Stakes. At the end of the season she was named Cartier Champion Two-year-old Filly. Skitter Scatter is a bay mare with a small white star bred in Kentucky by Three Chimneys Farm and the Irish-based Airlie Stud. After being withdrawn from the Keeneland yearling sale in September 2017, she was sent to Ireland and entered training with Patrick "P. J." Prendergast at Melitta Lodge, County Kildare. In 2018 she raced in the colours of the mother and son team of Sonia Rogers and Anthony Rogers of the Airlie Stud and was ridden in all of her races by Ronan Whelan, she was sired by Scat Daddy, who won the Champagne Stakes in 2006 and the Florida Derby in 2007 before his racing career was ended by injury. Scat Daddy's other offspring include No Nay Never, Daddy Long Legs and Lady Aurelia.

Skitter Scatter's dam Dane Street was an American-bred mare who raced in Ireland and showed modest racing ability, winning two minor races from eleven starts. As a descendant of the British broodmare Fanghorn she was related to Soldier of Fortune, Double Form and Gran Criterium winner Sholokhov. Skitter Scatter began her racing career in a five furlong maiden race on the Polytrack surface at Dundalk Racecourse on 28 March and finished third of seven runners, beaten a neck and one and a half lengths by Jungle Jane and Romme. Two weeks she started at odds of 5/1 for a maiden over the same course and distance and recorded her first success, defeating the Aidan O'Brien-trained colt Sergei Prokofiev by a short head; the runner-up went on to win the Rochestown Stakes and the Cornwallis Stakes. On 20 May the filly was stepped up in class and distance for the Listed Fillies' Sprint Stakes over six furlongs at Naas Racecourse. Starting at 8/1 she led in the early stages before being overtaken in the last quarter mile and came home third behind Servalan and Chicas Amigas, just ahead of the odds-on favourite So Perfect.

On 1 July Skitter Scatter started a 16/1 outsider for the Group 3 Grangecon Stud Stakes at the Curragh Racecourse and after disputing the lead for most of the way she was overhauled in the final strides and beaten half a length by So Perfect. At Leopardstown Racecourse at the end of the month the filly was moved up in distance for the Silver Flash Stakes over seven furlongs at started at odds of 10/1 in a six-runner field headed by the O'Brien trained Goddess. After being up with the leaders from the start, she went to the front two furlongs out, established a clear lead, stayed on to win by one and a half lengths from Moravia. Ronan Whelan commented "She got a beautiful run throughout and I wasn’t concerned about the step up in trip, as she’s more relentless than a quickener and I didn’t want to give her too much to do. I got to the front too soon, but she’s tough and I knew they’d have to work to get to me." On 26 August Skitter Scatter was moved up to Group 2 class for the seven-furlong Debutante Stakes at the Curragh.

Zagitova started favourite ahead of Lady Kaya and Viadera with Skitter Scatter the 7/1 fourth choice in the betting alongside Hermosa. After tracking the leaders Skitter Scatter gained the advantage in the last quarter mile and won "comfortably" by two and a quarter lengths from the 50/1 outsider Bandiuc Eile; the subsequent Fillies' Mile winner Iridessa came home three lengths further back in fifth place. The Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes over seven furlongs at the Curragh on 16 September saw Skitter Scatter start the 7/2 favourite against nine opponents. Bandiuc Eile, Zagitova and Lady Kaya were again in opposition while the others included Just Wonderful and the British challengers Beyond Reason and Main Edition, she was restrained by Whelan in the early stages before beginning to make progress in the last quarter mile. She pulled ahead to win by two lengths from Lady Kaya. After the race Patrick Prerdergast said "Coming here I thought this was a filly who could run well in a Guineas, now I think she could win it.

I'm quite astounded at. I was worried coming into today. We just wanted to win her maiden, my brief and it's incredible that she has just kept going and improving. I was worried that she has started to grow - she's not going to be so small next year."At the 2018 Cartier Awards, Skitter Scatter was named Champion Two-year-old Filly. For the 2019 season Skitter Scatter was moved to the stable of John Oxx although Whelan remained her regular jockey. On her three-year-old debut the filly started at odds of 7/1 in fifteen-runner field for the 206th running of the 1000 Guineas on 5 May at Newmarket Racecourse but made little impact and finished towards the rear in a race won by Hermosa. After a lengthy break Skitter Scatter returned on 29 August and started 5/2 favourite for the Group 3 Fairy Bridge Stakes over seven and a half furlongs at Tipperary Racecourse, she took the lead inside the final furlong but was run down by the four-year-old Waitingfortheday and beaten half a length into second place.

At Leopardstown on 14 September the filly started at odds of 14/1 for the Matron Stakes and came home a distant last of the seven runners. Career 1-2-3 Colour Chart – Skitter Scatter

Rolando Molina

For Chef Rolando A. Molina see List of people from the Dominican Republic. Rolando Alberto Argueta-Molina is a Latin-American actor. Molina was born in El Salvador and immigrated to the United States at a young age; the family settled in Los Angeles. Approached by Edward James Olmos while working as a security guard at Universal Studios one day, his acting début was on Olmos' project at the time. He has been in other films such as Menace II Society, Mojave Moon, The Rich Man's Wife, Next Friday, Crazy/Beautiful, Party Animalz and Six Thugs, he made guest appearances in Desperate Housewives as the biological father of Gabrielle Solis's legal daughter Juanita. Rolando Molina on IMDb