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FSO Syrena

The Syrena was a Polish automobile model first exhibited at the Poznań Trade Fair in 1955 and manufactured from 1957 to 1972 by the Fabryka Samochodów Osobowych in Warsaw and from 1972 to 1983 by Fabryka Samochodów Małolitrażowych in Bielsko-Biała. 177,234 were manufactured by FSO and 344,077 by FSM, a total of 521,311. During its remarkably long production run it underwent only minor modifications; the Syrena was produced in various models: 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, while the most popular model was the 105. All were two-door sedans with two-stroke engines of two cylinders. In 1965 the Syrena received a larger three-cylinder engine. From 1968 a prototype model named. A van called Syrena Bosto and a pick-up R20 were produced. A coupé Syrena Sport and a hatchback Syrena 110 remained prototypes only. A Siren is a mermaid who, according to the legend, protects the river Wisła and the Polish capital city, Warsaw, she is featured on the city's coat of arms. A diminutive name Syrenka is used for the car in Poland.

At first, Polish engineers wanted Syrena to have a 4-stroke air-cooled engine and a self-supporting chassis. But due to a lack of deep-drawn metal parts and cost reductions, the first Syrena 100 cars were supposed to have a wooden bodywork covered with leather-like material; the cars were powered by 2-stroke engines designed by engineer Fryderyk Bluemke. The first two prototypes of Syrena were made in December 1953. One – with a wooden framework, was constructed by Stanislaw Panczakiewicz, while the second, steel-bodied car was made by Stanislaw Lukaszewicz, they met halfway by combining the first car's design with the steel bodywork of the second one. By March 1955 FSO had built 5 prototypes of Syrena 100. In September all of the prototypes took part in an experimental rally covering a distance of 5600 km. One of the cars, driven by Karol Pionnier, revealing the weak structure of the roof; as a result, the engineers decided to use steel instead of wood for this part of the car. One of the prototypes was exhibited at the Poznań Trade Fair in autumn 1955.

On 20 March 1957 the mass production of Syrena 100 started. Syrena 100 was designed by engineers Stanislaw Lukasiewicz, Stanislaw Panczakiewicz and Fryderyk Bluemke, it was introduced to the public in June 1955 at the XXIV Poznań Trade Fair. The car aroused a lot of interest. At first, the production rate was to be 10 thousand cars a year; because of financial reasons, Syrena 100 and the much larger Warszawa automobile shared many parts. As a result, Syrena was much heavier than intended. In 1960 Syrena underwent a minor modernisation; the improved car had a different type of carburetor. It received new twin windscreen wipers and a better suspension; the Syrena 102, produced in 1962 and 1963, had different body details. The "S" version of this model shared an engine with Wartburg 312. Around 150 examples of Syrena 102S were produced. Syrena 103 had a different engine; the next model lasted from 1966 to 1972. It had a synchronized gearbox and restyled tail lights; the 105 was the last Syrena design. It was badged accordingly.

Unlike its predecessors it had regular front doors instead of "suicide" ones. The "Lux" version, produced from 1974, had the gear handbrake between the front seats; the 105 served as a basis for two other models – Syrena R-20, a pick-up and a van – Bosto. A 1983 FSM Syrena 105L finished in yellow was featured in series 10 episode 10 of the British television program Wheeler Dealers. Presenter Mike Brewer purchased the car in Poland for zł7,000 and drove it back to the show's UK-based workshop where it underwent repairs and upgrades by mechanic Edd China; the colour was changed to white in homage to the Polish flag. Other work included upgrades to the steering box, refurbishing the drum brakes, replacing the dynamo with an alternator and replacing the radio; the total cost of procuring and upgrading the car reached £5454. The completed car was driven to the Polish embassy where ambassador Witold Sobków took a ride with them; the car was sold for £8,000 to the bubble car museum in Lincolnshire. In 1960 a prototype Syrena Sport was produced with a fibreglass body and a four-stroke two-cylinder engine.

However this model was not put into production. List of Eastern European cars Syrena club History of Warsaw's "Syrena" emblem Prototypes and Mass Production Polish Cars

Isamu Yamamoto

Isamu Yamamoto is a Japanese world Freestyle skateboarding champion. At age fourteen, Yamamoto took first place at the World Freestyle Round-Up Skateboarding Championships in British Columbia, Canada, he was the first person to win the World Round-Up Freestyle Championships using two skateboards at the same time. He was the subject of the Brett Novak film ISAMU, he will not compete in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, the first Olympic games to feature skateboarding because freestyle is not one of the two styles selected to be part of the games by the International Olympic Committee. He was inspired to start skating when his father Shoji showed him videos of freestyle skateboarder Rodney Mullen, “He is the reason, he inspired me and made me start”. Yamamoto learned to skate in skateparks in Nara. “The way he links his tricks together and the speed of them – it’s beautiful to watch, I would dare say that not many could do that, in that way, if they tried.” "Isamu is one of the most impressive freestyle skaters of his generation" Rodney Mullen ISAMU: a Short Skate film

Jeshua Anderson

Jeshua Anderson is an American sprinter, who specialises in the 400 meters and 400 m hurdles. Anderson is a graduate of Washington State University. Anderson finished 5th in the 400 hurdles in a time of 49.22 at the 2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Anderson earned a bronze medal in the Athletics at the 2015 Pan American Games – Men's 4 × 400 metres relay and ran a season best 48.95 in Athletics at the 2015 Pan American Games – Men's 400 metres hurdles. 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships 400m Hurdles Runner-up. 2009 NCAA Outdoor Championships 400m Hurdles Champion in 48.47. He won the 400m hurdles during the 2011 Pac-10 championships with a Pac-10 Meet Record 48.13 in May 2011. He followed that up by winning the NCAA Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championships for a Third Time and the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the latter qualifying him to run in the IAAF World Championships in Athletics where Jeshua placed 12th in the 2011 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 400 metres hurdles.

Went on to run at the 2011 World University Games in Shenzhen, China winning a Gold medal in the 400m hurdles. At the 2008 World Junior Championships in Athletics in Bydgoszcz, Anderson won a gold medal in the 400 m hurdles and 4x400 m relay. 2008 NCAA Outdoor Championships 400m Hurdles Champion. In his freshman and sophomore years at Washington State, Anderson played wide receiver for the Washington State Cougars football team; as a freshman, he caught 12 passes for two touchdowns. In his sophomore year, he had 33 receptions for two touchdowns. By his junior year, Anderson left the football team to focus on his track career. Anderson had played football during his prep career at W. H. Taft High School, was rated a three-star prospect by Rivals.com. At the 2007 CIF State Track and Field Championships, he bettered the National High School Record in the 300 m hurdles in 35.28 seconds, breaking the previous record mark of 35.32 established by George Porter in 1985. Two years at the same meet, Reggie Wyatt, runner up in Anderson's record race, improved upon the record by running 35.02.

Jeshua Anderson at World Athletics DyeStat profile for Jeshua Anderson Washington State Cougars bio

Sinéad Burke

Sinéad Burke is an Irish writer, influencer and broadcaster, popular for her TED talk'Why design should include everyone'. She appeared on the cover for The Business of Fashion in May 2018 alongside Kim Kardashian with an interview as part of'The Age of Influence' series. Burke trained as a primary school teacher, graduating from Marino Institute of Education at the top of her class and winning the Vere Foster medal, she is working on a PhD at Trinity College, Dublin on human rights education, with a particular focus on how schools allow children to have a voice. As a 16 year old, Burke felt excluded from fashion conversations and experiences due to her limited choices available to her as someone with achondroplasia, so she started blogging to highlight the exclusive nature of the fashion industry. "People didn’t take me because of my physical aesthetic, so I started blogging… and calling out the industry". She co-founded the Inclusive Fashion and Design Collective with the US disability advocate Liz Jackson in order to "challenge designers who traditionally haven’t been thinking diversely, to work with people with disabilities, find beautiful solutions to these problems.

Aesthetics are so important, but if you look at products designed for the disabled community, they’re quite ugly." Jackson and Burke were invited to attend the White House for an event titled'Design for all' where the Obama administration highlighted the intersection of fashion and disability. Burke campaigns to highlight the importance of inclusive design in all areas of life due to the practical challenges she faces in living and moving in a world, not designed for people with disabilities. "Design is an enormous privilege, but it is a bigger responsibility". In 2012, Burke as Miss Minnie Mélange won the final Alternative Miss Ireland competition. In 2019, Burke became the first little person to attend the Met Gala, she was one of fifteen women selected to appear on the cover of the September 2019 issue of British Vogue, by guest editor Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. Burke is an ambassador for the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and the Irish Girl Guides. On 4 April 2019 the President of Ireland, appointed her to his Council of State.

Burke was a part of the Finding Power collection by Joe Caslin displayed in the National Gallery of Ireland

En with descender

En with descender is a letter of the Cyrillic script. Its form is derived from the Cyrillic letter En by adding a descender to the right leg, it represents the velar nasal /ŋ/, like the pronunciation of ⟨ng⟩ in "sing". The Cyrillic letter En with descender is romanized as ⟨ng⟩ or ⟨ñ⟩; the Cyrillic letter En with descender is used in the alphabets of the following languages: Ӊ ӊ: Cyrillic letter En with tail Ӈ ӈ: Cyrillic letter En with hook Ҥ ҥ: Cyrillic ligature En Ge Ñ ñ: Latin letter Ñ Ň ň: Latin letter Ň Ń ń: Latin letter Ń Ŋ ŋ: Latin letter Eng: Latin letter N with descender Cyrillic characters in Unicode

Victor Bolt

Victor Gomes Lemos, known as Victor Bolt or Victor Lemos, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Heilongjiang FC as a defensive midfielder. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Victor Lemos made his senior debuts with Olaria, after representing Flamengo in the seven-a-side category. In June 2011 he moved abroad for the first time of his career. After scoring four goals in 24 matches Victor returned to Brazil, signed for Bahia on 19 July 2012, he made his Série A debut on 15 August, starting in a 2–0 away win against Ponte Preta. After appearing sparingly Victor Bolt returned to Olaria, but moved to Madureira on 9 January 2014. After being the club's topscorer in the year's Série C, he signed a one-year loan deal with Vasco da Gama. On 19 May 2015 Victor Bolt was loaned until December. On 6 November of that year he moved to Vila Nova. Vila NovaCampeonato Goiano Série B: 2015 Campeonato Brasileiro Série C: 2015 Victor Bolt at Soccerway