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Sigurvin Ólafsson (footballer, born 1976)

Sigurvin Ólafsson is a retired Icelandic footballer who played as a midfielder. Between 1997 and 2006, he won seven caps for the Iceland national football team. During his career he has won the Úrvalsdeild, the top division in Icelandic football, on five occasions with three clubs, the Icelandic Cup in 2007. Sigurvin began his career with ÍBV and he made his league debut for the club at the age of 16, coming on as a substitute for Steingrímur Jóhannesson in the 2–2 draw with FH on 10 June 1993, he made the bench several times during the 1993 season, but did not make any further first-team appearances. The following year, Sigurvin joined German Oberliga side VfB Stuttgart II, he did not play any matches during his first season with the club, but made 55 appearances over the next two campaigns, scoring 11 goals during that time. On 24 May 1997, he returned to ÍBV and went on to score 5 goals in 14 league games as the team was crowned champions of the Úrvalsdeild, he made only four appearances during the 1998 campaign as the side won the Icelandic league for the second consecutive year.

In April 1999, Sigurvin joined Reykjavík-based club Fram. He made his debut on 22 July 1999. During his two seasons with Fram, he scored 6 goals. In March 2000, he had a trial with English club Stoke City, but no offer of a permanent deal was made. On 24 November 2000, Sigurvin was signed by league champions KR, he played his first match for the club in the opening fixture of the 2001 campaign, a 0–1 defeat away at Fylkir. The team started the season disappointingly. Sigurvin netted his first goal for KR in the 2–4 loss to Valur on 25 June 2001, went on to score twice more during the season as the team ended the campaign in seventh place. During the 2002 season, he scored seven goals in 12 league matches as KR were crowned Úrvalsdeild champions, he went on to score twice in 10 appearances the following campaign as the team defended their league title. Sigurvin spent a total of five seasons with KR, during which time he played 75 first-team games and scored 21 goals, it was announced in October 2005 that he would not be offered a new contract by the club, that six other clubs were interested in signing him.

Sigurvin signed for Icelandic champions FH in October 2005. On 30 July 2006 he netted the winning goal in a 1–0 away win over ÍA which put the team 12 points clear at the top of the table, he played 14 matches in total during the 2006 season, helping the side to their third consecutive Úrvalsdeild championship. He made nine appearances the following campaign, scoring twice. Sigurvin was offered a new contract by FH at the end of the 2007 season but he rejected it, announcing that he was considering retiring from football in order to spend more time with his family and concentrate on his career as a lawyer, he confirmed on 9 May 2008 that he would not play football during the 2008 season after failing to find his form over the winter break. The following week he joined newly promoted 2. Deild club Grótta. Sigurvin played only five matches during his first season with Grótta as the club secured their 2. Deild status with a seventh-place finish, he became an integral part of the team the following campaign, scoring 12 goals in 18 league matches as the side won the division and promotion to the 1.

Deild. His form during the 2009 campaign led to him being named the 2. Deild Player of the Year and he was one of three Grótta players selected in the Team of the Year, along with fellow former Iceland international Kristján Finnbogason. Sigurvin revealed he had enjoyed playing in a lower division more than playing top-tier football due to the relaxed nature of the league. However, while stating his intention to train with Grótta the following season, he would not commit to extending his playing career, he remained contracted to the club for the following two seasons, but played just nine more first-team matches. Sigurvin made his final league appearance for Grótta on 2 June 2011, coming on as a substitute for Andri Björn Sigurðsson in the 1–0 win against BÍ/Bolungarvík. On 14 May 2012, he signed for Úrvalsdeild side Fylkir, but was loaned to 3. Deild outfit SR, he made his debut for SR in the 2–4 defeat to ÍH on 5 June 2012. Sigurvin played five league matches for SR during a two-month loan spell, scoring on his final appearance in the 2–7 home defeat to ÍH on 19 July 2012.

He returned to Fylkir the following day for the remainder of the season. Sigurvin has represented Iceland at all levels from under-17 to the senior team, he made his debut for the under-17 side on 7 August 1991, scored on debut in a 1–1 draw with Finland. He played. During the 1993 and 1994 seasons, Sigurvin played 10 matches for the under-19 team, he scored twice in both the 7–0 win against Estonia on 5 October 1993 and the 5–0 victory over China on 3 April 1994. Between 1995 and 1997, he made 18 appearances for the Iceland under-21s, for whom he scored five goals. On 27 July 1997, Sigurvin won his first senior international cap, coming on as a substitute for Sverrir Sverrison in the 1–0 win over the Faroe Islands, it was more than three years until he was selected again for the national team, when he earned his first start for Iceland in the 1–2 friendly defeat to Uruguay on 11 January 2001. He started again two days in the 3–0 victory against India, he played three more international matches over the following 14 months, all of which ended in defeat for Iceland.

Following a spell of more than four years away from the national team, Sigurvin was recalled for the friendly against Spain on 15 August 2006. He made his final Iceland appea

Austin 30 hp

The Austin 30-hp is a large luxury car, announced by British car manufacturer Austin at the Paris Salon de l'Automobile in December 1912 where its chassis only was displayed. Austin's other exhibits were two other bare chassis, 10-hp and 20-hp and a 40-hp Defiance tourer; the new Austin 30 would go on to replace Austin's successful but aging 18-24 for 1914. It provided the basis for Austin's wartime armoured car; the 30 hp incorporated several technical innovations including: a torque tube encasing the propellor shaft so articulated that it can move with lateral movement of the back axle. A sub-frame for the engine clutch and gearbox at two points rigidly bolted to the front cross-member but resting at its back end in a circular rubber pad borne by the middle cross-member; this is to isolate the frame and body from noise from the gearbox and vibration from the other machinery. The brake drum is on the propellor shaft behind the universal joint, the drums and operating mechanism mounted on the forward end of the torque tube.

The advantage is that the front universal joint do not take the braking stresses. The lower portion of the double elliptic springs is slung beneath the back axle. the steering connections are in the form of pin joints rather than ball joints. In the event of breakage the joints will not come apart but the play would warn the driver without endangering car or occupants; the Olympia Motor Show in November 1913 revealed the 30-hp would replace the 6-year-old 18-24 in Austin's catalogue. The engine's stroke was lengthened which did not affect its tax rating but increased its cubic capacity to 6.077-litres. Revised equipment includes a new suspension of the gearbox and the addition of a torque rod to the differential casing; the Austin 30 hp chassis formed the basis for the first Austin Armoured Car, used in World War I by Russia


In organic chemistry, a hydrocarbon is an organic compound consisting of hydrogen and carbon. Hydrocarbons are examples of group 14 hydrides. Hydrocarbons from which one hydrogen atom has been removed are functional groups called hydrocarbyls; because carbon has 4 electrons in its outermost shell carbon has four bonds to make, is only stable if all 4 of these bonds are used. Aromatic hydrocarbons, alkanes and alkyne-based compounds are different types of hydrocarbons. Most hydrocarbons found on Earth occur in petroleum, where decomposed organic matter provides an abundance of carbon and hydrogen which, when bonded, can catenate to form limitless chains; as defined by IUPAC nomenclature of organic chemistry, the classifications for hydrocarbons are: Saturated hydrocarbons are the simplest of the hydrocarbon species. They are composed of single bonds and are saturated with hydrogen; the formula for acyclic saturated hydrocarbons is CnH2n+2. The most general form of saturated hydrocarbons is CnH2n +2.

Those with one ring are the cycloalkanes. Saturated hydrocarbons are the basis of petroleum fuels and are found as either linear or branched species. Substitution reaction is their characteristics property. Hydrocarbons with the same molecular formula but different structural formulae are called structural isomers; as given in the example of 3-methylhexane and its higher homologues, branched hydrocarbons can be chiral. Chiral saturated hydrocarbons constitute the side chains of biomolecules such as chlorophyll and tocopherol. Unsaturated hydrocarbons have one or more triple bonds between carbon atoms; those with double bond are called alkenes. Those with one double bond have the formula CnH2n; those containing triple bonds are called alkyne. Those with one triple bond have the formula CnH2n−2. Aromatic hydrocarbons known as arenes, are hydrocarbons that have at least one aromatic ring. Hydrocarbons can be gases, waxes or low melting solids or polymers; because of differences in molecular structure, the empirical formula remains different between hydrocarbons.

This inherent ability of hydrocarbons to bond to themselves is known as catenation, allows hydrocarbons to form more complex molecules, such as cyclohexane, in rarer cases, arenes such as benzene. This ability comes from the fact that the bond character between carbon atoms is non-polar, in that the distribution of electrons between the two elements is somewhat due to the same electronegativity values of the elements, does not result in the formation of an electrophile. With catenation comes the loss of the total amount of bonded hydrocarbons and an increase in the amount of energy required for bond cleavage due to strain exerted upon the molecule. In simple chemistry, as per valence bond theory, the carbon atom must follow the 4-hydrogen rule, which states that the maximum number of atoms available to bond with carbon is equal to the number of electrons that are attracted into the outer shell of carbon. In terms of shells, carbon consists of an incomplete outer shell, which comprises 4 electrons, thus has 4 electrons available for covalent or dative bonding.

Hydrocarbons are hydrophobic like lipids. Some hydrocarbons are abundant in the solar system. Lakes of liquid methane and ethane have been found on Titan, Saturn's largest moon, confirmed by the Cassini-Huygens Mission. Hydrocarbons are abundant in nebulae forming polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon compounds. Hydrocarbons are a primary energy source for current civilizations; the predominant use of hydrocarbons is as a combustible fuel source. In their solid form, hydrocarbons take the form of asphalt. Mixtures of volatile hydrocarbons are now used in preference to the chlorofluorocarbons as a propellant for aerosol sprays, due to chlorofluorocarbons' impact on the ozone layer. Methane and ethane are gaseous at ambient temperatures and cannot be liquefied by pressure alone. Propane is however liquefied, exists in'propane bottles' as a liquid. Butane is so liquefied that it provides a safe, volatile fuel for small pocket lighters. Pentane is a colorless liquid at room temperature used in chemistry and industry as a powerful nearly odorless solvent of waxes and high molecular weight organic compounds, including greases.

Hexane is a used non-polar, non-aromatic solvent, as well as a significant fraction of common gasoline. The C6 through C10 alkanes and isomeric cycloalkanes are the top components of gasoline, jet fuel and specialized industrial solvent mixtures. With the progressive addition of carbon units, the simple non-ring structured hydrocarbons have higher viscosities, lubricating indices, boiling points, solidification temperatures, deeper color. At the opposite extreme from methane lie the heavy tars that remain as the lowest fraction in a crude oil refining retort, they are collected and utilized as roofing compound

Passion (Jennifer Rush album)

Passion is the fourth studio album by American singer Jennifer Rush, released in November 1988. Following on from the success of her previous album Heart over Mind, Rush continued working with much of the same team of writers and producers. Passion, failed to find the same high level of success and didn't chart at all in the UK. Despite this, sales were satisfying in her most successful market, where the album reached No.3 and was certified platinum. The lead single "You're My One and Only" became a hit, but further releases "Keep All the Fires Burning Bright" and "Love Get Ready" did little to generate interest. Single success did come a few months in the UK, when a duet with Plácido Domingo, "Till I Loved You", became a hit in the summer of 1989; the record company however failed to capitalise on this by not repromoting the album. Notable tracks on this album include "Same Heart" - a duet with Michael Bolton, although this came a year before his international breakthrough, "Remind My Heart", a collaboration with producer Jellybean Benitez, at the peak of his fame.

Side One "Love Get Ready" – 4:03 "You're My One and Only" – 3:41 "Falling in Love" – 3.59 "When I Look in Your Eyes" – 3:20 "Remind My Heart" – 4:31 "Keep All the Fires Burning Bright" – 4:53Side Two "Same Heart" – 4:17 "My Heart is Still Young" – 4:00 "You Don't Know What You've Got" – 4:30 "Rain Coming Down on Me" – 4:06 "Now That it's Over" – 4:02 Passion at Discogs

Deinandra lobbii

Deinandra lobbii, called threeray tarweed, is a North American species of plants in the tarweed tribe within the. The plant is endemic to California, it has been found in the northeastern part of the state the San Francisco Bay region and west-central region. Calflora reports a collection from Santa Clara County but this is from the central part of the campus of Stanford University, hence most a cultivated specimen. Deinandra lobbii is an annual herb up to 70 cm tall, it has numerous flower heads in a showy array. Each head has 3 yellow ray florets plus 3 disc florets with yellow corollas and red or dark purple anthers. Calflora Database: Deinandra lobbii