click links in text for more info

David Gleeson (golfer)

David Gleeson is a professional golfer from Australia playing on the Asian Tour, where he has three victories. Gleeson was born in Queensland and played amateur golf with notable golfers Adam Scott, Geoff Ogilvy and Brett Rumford, he had his biggest amateur win at the 1996 Australian Amateur. He was a part of the winning team at the 1996 Eisenhower Trophy, he turned professional in 1998. Gleeson joined the Asian Tour in 1999 but did not find immediate success, picking up only three top-10s in his first three seasons. After not finding success early on in Asia, Gleeson decided to attempt to play golf in Australia, he was medalist at the qualifying school in 2001 and picked up his best finish of the year at the Australian PGA Championship, where he finished 9th. Gleeson's breakthrough year was 2002, where he picked up his first professional win on the Asian Tour at the Volvo China Open, where he led from start to finish, but after his first win, he had a dip in performance. Gleeson said that his poor form was due to him tinkering with his swing and changing equipment frequently.

He had only one top-10 in 2003 and did not record a top-10 in 2004 or 2005. He recorded two top-10s in 2006 with a runner-up finish, his 2007 season included three top-10s and he got his full playing status back. The second Asian Tour win, he finished 2008 as his most successful season on the Asian Tour, earning $500,000 and a 5th-place finish on the Order of Merit. Gleeson credits his return to form to fatherhood, saying he has less time now to tinker with his swing. Gleeson resides in Taipei with his wife and two sons. 1996 Australian Amateur Asian Tour playoff record Amateur Eisenhower Trophy: 1996 David Gleeson at the Asian Tour official site David Gleeson at the Official World Golf Ranking official site

Hutton Castle

Not to be confused with Sheriff Hutton Castle in North Yorkshire. Hutton Castle is located in the Scottish Borders, it stands 11 kilometres west of Berwick-on-Tweed. It has been known as Hatton Hall and Hutton Hall. A property of the Homes of Wedderburn, Hutton was built in the 16th century, but may include much older fabric.. It was the seat of the Johnstons of Hilton from c.1620 until the early 19th century. From 1876 the castle was owned by 1st Baron Tweedmouth, it was ruinous in the late 19th century. Hutton was purchased in 1916 by Sir William Burrell, wealthy Glaswegian shipping merchant and art collector. Burrell commissioned Robert Lorimer to prepare designs for the restoration and expansion of the building, but the two men failed to agree on proposals. In 1926 the north wing was constructed to designs by Reginald Fairlie; the following year Burrell was able to move in, lived at Hutton with his art collection until his death in 1958. Burrell bequeathed his collection to the Glasgow Corporation in 1944, stipulating that, among other things, several of the rooms at Hutton Castle should be recreated for the display of the artefacts.

In 1983, when the present Burrell Collection building was completed in Glasgow's Pollok Park, replicas of the dining room, the drawing room and the hall of the castle were installed, based on the photographs & detail surveys carried out by Draughting Associates some 10 years or so earlier. Meanwhile, Hutton Castle itself remained unoccupied. In the late 1990s it was once again restored as a dwelling, it is a category B listed building

Shire of Kent

The Shire of Kent is a local government area in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, about 320 kilometres southeast of Perth, the state capital. The Shire covers an area of 5,634 square kilometres and its seat of government is the town of Nyabing; the area produces grains such as wheat and legumes. The Kent Road District was established on 22 December 1922, it was renamed the Nyabing-Pingrup Road District on 10 June 1955. It was declared a shire as the Shire of Nyabing-Pingrup with effect from 1 July 1961 following the passage of the Local Government Act 1960, which reformed all remaining road districts into shires, it reverted to its previous name of Kent and became the Shire of Kent on 1 December 1972. The name "Kent" comes from the commissariat officer of Dr T. Wilson’s expedition of 1829. Following a redistribution in 2002, the Shire has been divided into four wards, each with two councillors: Holland Rock Ward Mindarabin Ward Nampup Ward Pingarnup Ward Nyabing Pingrup Chinocup Kwobrup Nowcrellup Official website

Raquel Chalfi

Raquel Chalfi is an Israeli poet. Raquel Chalfi was born in Tel Aviv, where she works, her uncle was actor Avraham Halfi. She completed her MA in English literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, studied theater at University of California, Berkeley as well as film at the AFI Conservatory in Hollywood. Chalfi is married to Chaim Tadmor, a broadcaster and poet, their son, Daniel, is an English teacher. Chalfi has worked as a journalist and independent filmmaker and has taught film at Tel Aviv University, she has made documentaries as well as experimental films and has written plays for which she won awards, both in Israel and abroad. Chalfi published her first book of poetry and Other Poems, in 1975. Since she has published seven more collections of poetry. Chalfi is the recipient of several literary awards, including the following: Israeli Prime Minister's Prize for Hebrew Writers. Underwater and Other Poems, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1975 Free Fall, Marcus/Achshav, 1979 Chameleon or the Principle of Uncertainty, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1986 Matter, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1990 Love of the Dragon, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1995 Stowaway, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1999 Solar Plexus: Poems 1975-1999, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2002 A Picture of a Father and his Daughter, Keshev, 2004 Hebrew literature List of Bialik Prize recipients Absalom's Oak French translations of selected poems Poem - Tel Aviv Beach, Winder'74 Poem - What Is?

Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature

Sodium-cooled fast reactor

A sodium-cooled fast reactor is a fast neutron reactor cooled by liquid sodium. The acronym SFR refers to two Generation IV reactor proposals, one based on existing LMFR technology using MOX fuel, the other based on the metal-fueled integral fast reactor. Several sodium-cooled fast reactors have been built, some still in operation, others are in planning or under construction; the nuclear fuel cycle employs a full actinide recycle with two major options: One is an intermediate-size sodium-cooled reactor with uranium-plutonium-minor-actinide-zirconium metal alloy fuel, supported by a fuel cycle based on pyrometallurgical reprocessing in facilities integrated with the reactor. The second is a medium to large sodium-cooled reactor with mixed uranium-plutonium oxide fuel, supported by a fuel cycle based upon advanced aqueous processing at a central location serving a number of reactors; the outlet temperature is 510–550 degrees Celsius for both. Liquid metallic sodium may be used as carrying heat from the core.

Sodium has only one stable isotope, sodium-23. Sodium-23 is a weak absorber of neutrons; when it does absorb a neutron it produces sodium-24, which has a half-life of 15 hours and decays to magnesium-24, a stable isotope. The primary advantage of liquid metal coolants, such as liquid sodium, is that metal atoms are weak neutron moderators. Water is a much stronger neutron moderator because the hydrogen atoms found in water are much lighter than metal atoms, therefore neutrons lose more energy in collisions with hydrogen atoms; this makes it difficult to use water as a coolant for a fast reactor because the water tends to slow the fast neutrons into thermal neutrons. Another advantage of liquid sodium coolant is that sodium melts at 371K and boils / vaporizes at 1156K, a total temperature range of 785K between solid / frozen and gas / vapor states. By comparison, the liquid temperature range of water is just 100K at normal, sea-level atmospheric pressure conditions. Despite sodium's low specific heat, this enables the absorption of significant heat in the liquid phase allowing for safety margins.

Moreover, the high thermal conductivity of sodium creates a reservoir of heat capacity which provides thermal inertia against overheating. Sodium need not be pressurized since its boiling point is much higher than the reactor's operating temperature, sodium does not corrode steel reactor parts; the high temperatures reached by the coolant permit a higher thermodynamic efficiency than in water cooled reactors. The molten sodium, being electrically conductive, can be pumped by electromagnetic pumps. A disadvantage of sodium is its chemical reactivity, which requires special precautions to prevent and suppress fires. If sodium comes into contact with water it reacts to produce sodium hydroxide and hydrogen, the hydrogen burns when in contact with air; this was the case at the Monju Nuclear Power Plant in a 1995 accident. In addition, neutrons cause it to become radioactive. Another problem is sodium leaks, regarded by critic of fast reactors M. V. Ramana as "pretty much impossible to prevent"; the operating temperature should not exceed the melting temperature of the fuel.

Fuel-to-cladding chemical interaction has to be designed against. FCCI is eutectic melting between the cladding; the alloy that forms has a low eutectic melting temperature. FCCI causes the cladding to reduce in strength and could rupture; the amount of transuranic transmutation is limited by the production of plutonium from uranium. A design work-around has been proposed to have an inert matrix. Magnesium oxide has been proposed as the inert matrix. Magnesium oxide has an entire order of magnitude smaller probability of interacting with neutrons than elements like iron; the SFR is designed for management of high-level wastes and, in particular, management of plutonium and other actinides. Important safety features of the system include a long thermal response time, a large margin to coolant boiling, a primary system that operates near atmospheric pressure, intermediate sodium system between the radioactive sodium in the primary system and the water and steam in the power plant. With innovations to reduce capital cost, such as making a modular design, removing a primary loop, integrating the pump and intermediate heat exchanger, or find better materials for construction, the SFR can be a viable technology for electricity generation.

The SFR's fast spectrum makes it possible to use available fissile and fertile materials more efficiently than thermal spectrum reactors with once-through fuel cycles. Sodium-cooled reactors have included: Most of these were experimental plants, which are no longer operational. On November 30, 2019, CTV reported that the 3 Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Saskatchewan are planning an announcement about an interprovincial plan to cooperate on small sodium fast modular nuclear reactors from New Brunswick-based ARC Nuclear Canada. Related: Fast Flux Test Facility, United States, a sodium-cooled fast neutron reactor Idaho National Laboratory Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor Fact Sheet Generation IV International Forum SFR website INL SFR workshop summary ALMR/PRISM ASME Richardson JH. "Meet the Man Who Could End Global Warming". Esquire. Archived from the original on November 21, 2009.... Eric Loewen is the evangelist of th