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Lashing (ropework)

A lashing is an arrangement of rope wire or webbing with linking device used to secure and fasten two or more items together in a somewhat rigid manner. Lashings are most applied to timber poles, are associated with cargo, the Scouting movement, sailors; this word usage derives from using whipcord to tie things together. It has been imagined that the first lashing made by humans was wrapping a few strips of bark around a stone to hold it to a tree branch to make an ax to hunt and build with. In modern times, the same methods are used, but strips of bark and vines have been replaced with natural and synthetic fiber ropes. Scouts and campers use lashings to build camp gadgets and improve their campsites for comfort and convenience. Lashings are used in pioneering, the art of creating structures such as bridges and towers, using ropes and wooden spars. There are still areas in the world. Square lashing is a type of lashing used to bind spars together, at right angles to one another. There are different types, but all consist of a series of wraps around the spars, frapping around the line running between the spars.

Diagonal lashing is a type of lashing used to bind poles together, to prevent racking. It gets its name from the fact that the wrapping turns cross the poles diagonally and is used to spring poles together where they do not touch as in the X-brace of a trestle. Shear lashing spelled "sheer lashing" is used for lashing together two parallel spars which will be opened out of the parallel to form sheer legs as in the formation of an A-frame; the clove hitch is tied around one leg only and frapping turns are taken between the poles. The round lashing is most used to join two poles together to extend their length. Two lashings are used a reasonable distance apart for extra strength. In the simple version, a clove hitch is tied around both poles and there are no frapping turns; the tripod lashing is used to join three spars together to form a tripod. Binding knot D-ring List of knots http://www.ropeworks.biz/archive/tripod.html http://scoutpioneering.com - Scout Pioneering photos, diagrams and procedures

BriSCA Formula 1 Stock Cars

BriSCA Formula 1 Stock Cars is a class of single seater stock car racing from the UK. Cars are custom-built and race on oval tracks of either shale or tarmac of a quarter-mile in length; the tracks are surrounded by either an Armco barrier or post and cable fences to keep the cars on the track. Racing is full contact, which means drivers are allowed to push and spin fellow competitors out of the way, although these maneuvers are subtle as opposed to crashing into each other; the cars are strong and are of an open wheel design, but are made with the contact element in mind, with front and rear bumpers and sturdy roll cages. The cars are unlimited horsepower with drivers using any engine they choose, with Chevrolet based small or big block V8 engines being the most popular. BriSCA F1 is the pinnacle of oval racing in the UK; the season runs from March with occasional meetings at Christmas. BriSCA F1 Stock Cars are governed by the BriSCA Management Board, comprising three members of the association of promoters and three members of the BSCDA together with an independent secretary.

Rules and regulations relating to car specifications, race procedures, track requirements and all other aspects of the sport are updated annually by the BriSCA Management Board. All drivers wishing to race at a BriSCA F1 meeting have to be registered in advance by the BSCDA. All venues that stage BriSCA F1 racing must be licensed by BriSCA. BriSCA F1 Stock Car racing can trace its roots to the first stock car race in United Kingdom, held at New Cross Stadium in London on Good Friday, 16 April 1954, promoted by a Northampton-born Australian showman called Digger Pugh, it was a great success with two further meetings taking place at New Cross before the next meeting took place at Odsal Stadium, Bradford, on 26 May 1954. The new craze spread around the country and was dubbed the "seven day wonder"; the cars were modified saloon cars, hence the term stock as opposed to race cars. Most of the cars were American models with V8 engines, with some larger European cars; the cars were standard makes with bumpers and roll bars added.

In 1956 the drivers' association was formed. In 1957, thanks to the efforts of Peter Arnold, a national numbering system was introduced, BriSCA, the association of promoters was formed and the Stock Car Racing Board of Control created. There was an agreement that BriSCA would only use drivers of the drivers' association. From the initial explosion in 1954 things started to settle down, tracks opened and closed but racing rules were introduced and the cars became more refined, while star drivers started to emerge. BriSCA has held over 5,500 meetings across the United Kingdom. In 1975, about 30 southern based drivers broke away from BriSCA and formed their own association called SCOTA, they were disappointed at the lack of F1 meetings being held in the south of the country. They raced for promoter Spedeworth in cars the same as BriSCA F1. In 1978 it was renamed F1SCA. In 1980, F1SCA decided to introduce a five-litre limit, make the cars smaller. Renamed'Formula 80' the cars are still running today under the name'Spedeworth V8 Stock Cars'.

During the 1960s, the cars developed from stock road cars into specially built cars with fabricated chassis and race-tuned V8 engines. While NASCAR in the US races specially-built race cars, they retain the appearance of a road car, unlike the BriSCA F1 which now bears no resemblance to a road car. A modern BriSCA F1 configuration is front-engined, rear-wheel drive, open-wheeled, with the driver located centrally; the cars are constructed on race engineered steel ladder chassis with robust roll-over-safety cages and aluminium sheet body panelling, There is no limit in engine capacity or number of cylinders but engines must be aspirated and the engine blocks must be cast iron. The most common engines used, due to their reliability and availability, are based on the American Chevrolet V8 engine in both small block 5.7 litre and big block 7.4 litre varieties, producing upwards of 740 bhp with approx 640 ft/lbs of torque but some cars are known to have been equipped with engines of 9 litre capacity.

Power is most delivered through a'Doug Nash' style gearbox with two forward gears and reverse, use a modified Ford Transit rear axle with a locked differential. The cars use'American Racer' control tyres on the outside rear; the cars are restricted in what dampers can be used, to control costs. Cars can reach speeds of 80–90 mph around a quarter-mile oval, so most cars use large roof mounted aerofoils, similar to those found on American sprint cars, to create downforce on the corners and provide some extra cornering grip. Wings are not compulsory, the benefit is not proven. Cars must weigh between 1,350 and 1,500 kg and due to always racing anticlockwise, the cars are limited to having a maximum of 52% of the weight on the left hand side of the car when viewed from the rear. Cars are weighed at each meeting to make sure. Many drivers use two separate cars. However, a few drivers with limited budgets may optimise just one car for both surface types, changing various components for each different track and surface.

Each driver is graded according to past results, their roof or wing painted accordingly. Red roofs with amber flashing light

Jens Lööke

Jens Lööke is a Swedish professional ice hockey forward. He is playing with the Timrå IK of the Swedish HockeyAllsvenskan. Lööke was drafted 83rd overall by the Arizona Coyotes in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Lööke made his Swedish Hockey League debut playing with Brynäs IF during the 2014–15 SHL season. Prior to the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, he was seen as one of the top ten international skaters according to the NHL Central Scouting Bureau, he was drafted 83rd overall by the Arizona Coyotes. On 12 April 2017, Lööke was signed to a three-year entry-level contract with the Arizona Coyotes. After attending the Coyotes training camp, Lööke was assigned to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Tucson Roadrunners. Following two seasons with the Roadrunners, despite still having a year to run on his entry-level contract, Lööke opted to return to Sweden for the 2019–20 season, agreeing to a one-year deal with former club, Timrå IK of the Allsvenskan, on May 15, 2019, he was placed on unconditional waivers by the Coyotes and bought out from the final year of his contract on May 17, 2018.

Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or The Internet Hockey Database

En tierras salvajes

En tierras salvajes is a 2017 Mexican telenovela produced by Salvador Mejía for Televisa. It is an adaptation of Spanish telenovela Terciopelo; the series was created by Ramón Campos and Gema R. Neira and stars Claudia Álvarez, Diego Olivera, Cristián de la Fuente, Horacio Pancheri, Ninel Conde, César Évora and Daniela Romo. Isabel Montalbán is a beautiful woman from the big city, who suffers from a serious lung problem, goes to live in a small town, in search of rest. In her new residence, live the parents and the brothers of her husband, Aníbal Otero. What no one could imagine is that the young woman's presence would change the fate of the family, forever. Sergio and Daniel, are the brothers of Aníbal. Both feel a strong attraction for the young woman. Sergio is a quiet and sensible man, working as a doctor and always willing to take care of Isabel's health. On the other hand, Daniel is a savage man, he falls madly in love with his sister-in-law. On the farm of the Otero family, Don Arturo, the patriarch of the family, is a kind and affectionate gentleman, Doña Amparo, his wife, a controlling and arrogant lady.

Isabel's drama begins when she feels that her marriage is failing, since her husband, Aníbal only cares about the family's business and money, grows more distant from his wife. Isabel realizes that she is falling in love with Daniel and Sergio, but feels that she must fight to save her marriage and avoid a serious conflict in the family. Claudia Álvarez as Isabel Montalbán Diego Olivera as Anibal Otero Cristián de la Fuente as Daniel Otero Horacio Pancheri as Sergio Otero Ninel Conde as Carolina Tinoco César Évora as Don Arturo Otero Daniela Romo as Dona Amparo Rivelles de Otero Nerea Camacho as Alejandra Rivelles Zavala Lisardo as Carlos Molina Miguel Ángel Biaggio as Fidel Molina Jessica Decote as Elisa Molina Ximena Córdoba as Olga Guerrero Emmanuel Palomares as Uriel Santana Jonnathan Kuri as Iker Morales Salvador Pineda as Amador Morales Lucas Bernabé as Andrés Santana Fabián Robles as Víctor Tinoco Jackie Sauza as Teresa Castillo Martha Julia as Alba Castillo David Palacio as Padre Blas Luis Xavier as Rodolfo Escamilla Daniela Álvarez as Regina Claudia Echeverry as Carmen Marco Zetina as Gerardo Production of the series began on March 13, 2017.

It is the first production of Bambú Producciones with Televisa, created by Ramón Campos and Gema R. Neira, writers of the series Velvet and Gran Hotel, produced by Salvador Mejía; the free version is by Liliana Abud and the adaptation for TV is from Katia Rodríguez and Victoria Orvañanos. The production began filming in Michoacán. Much of the production takes place in the Televisa San Ángel forum 10. At the beginning of production, the actors were Salvador Mejía, Cristián de la Fuente, Diego Olivera, Horacio Pancheri, Mayrín Villanueva, Daniela Romo, Maricruz Nájera, César Évora, Ninel Conde, Ximena Córdoba, Emmanuel Palomares, among others. Halfway during filming, Villanueva exited the telenovela. Álvarez replaced her, part of the filming had to be reshot. On February 22, 2017, producer Salvador Mejía presented the cast of the telenovela, where the male protagonists would be de la Fuente and Pancheri. Mayrín Villanueva had been chosen as the protagonist of the melodrama, but due to other commitments, she left the project.

On February 27, 2017, journalist Martha Figueroa confirmed in the program Hoy that Villanueva will no longer be the one to take the star role, that it had been assigned to Álvarez. Nerea Camacho was selected as Alejandra

Harlequin Dream

Harlequin Dream is the second studio album by the Australian indie rock band Boy & Bear. It was released on 16 August 2013 by Island Records in Australia and reached #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart in its debut week; the lead single is the first track, "Southern Sun". A collector's edition of the album featuring vinyl and CD copies of the album as well as a lyric booklet, artwork print and "one-of-a-kind Polaroid photo of the band" was released alongside the standard edition. Within weeks of finishing work on their debut, the band was bitten by a fresh creative bug. Recording in their home town of Sydney rather than abroad, keeping things local allowed the band to be close to friends and family; as a result, the album reflects the experiences of the band. The band embarked on the 16 Days Under a Southern Sun tour in October and November 2013. All tracks are written by Boy & Bear

Frank Ryan (surgeon)

Francis Harry "Frank" Ryan was an American plastic surgeon. He was known for performing multiple plastic surgery procedures on celebrities, including Heidi Montag, Gene Simmons, Shannon Tweed, Shauna Sand, Vince Neil, Adrianne Curry, Janice Dickinson and many others, he was the founder of the non-profit foundation, The Bony Pony Ranch. Ryan was born in Toledo, the son of Mary Kate Ryan, a registered nurse, Frank Harry Ryan, a bookkeeper, who died when his son was three years old. Ryan attended St. Francis de Sales High School, graduating in 1978. From 1978 to 1982 he attended the University of Michigan. From 1982 to 1986 he attended Ohio State University's College of Medicine, he was board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He went on to complete eight years of post-graduate surgical training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the University of Missouri and UCLA Medical Center. Ryan participated in numerous fellowships, the first of, a burn reconstruction fellowship at Shriners Hospital for Children.

In 1986, Ryan moved to Los Angeles. In 1990, he completed a UCLA Division of Plastic Surgery Research Fellowship that focused on breast augmentation. While at the UCLA Medical Center, Ryan was chosen for and completed the UCLA Division of Plastic Surgery’s Aesthetic Fellowship. In 1994, Ryan entered private practice in Beverly Hills; the following year, he performed one of the first plastic surgery "makeovers" on television, on TLC's The Operation. He founded The Bony Pony Ranch, a 26-acre site in Malibu which catered to inner city children and provided them an outdoor experience. On August 16, 2010, at about 4:30 p.m. Ryan drove his 1995 Jeep Wrangler off a cliff on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California; the Jeep landed on rocks below and lifeguards tried to help him. Ryan had major head injuries, his dog Jill was thrown out of the vehicle, but survived with some minor injuries, including damaged paws. The Ventura County Fire Department tried hoisting Ryan using a helicopter, but the attempt was called off when he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ryan had just posted a picture of his dog, tweeted, "Border collie Jill surveying the view from atop the sand dune". On October 21, 2010 the California Highway Patrol determined that an unsafe turn was the official cause of the car crash that killed Ryan. IMDb profile final tweet, on twitpic Dog-Tweeting Not to Blame in Celeb Plastic Surgeon's Deadly Car Crash