"Lines" is a song written by the American singer-songwriter Jerry Fuller was first a song recorded by the American pop group The Walker Brothers as their twelfth UK single in 1976. Fuller recorded and released the song to some minor success in the US and Canadian Country charts in 1979; the Walker Brothers' recording of "Lines" failed to chart, their first to miss the UK Singles Chart since their début "Pretty Girls Everywhere" in 1965. The B-side "First Day" was written by John Walker under the pseudonym A. Dayam
A rope is a group of yarns, fibers or strands that are twisted or braided together into a larger and stronger form. Ropes so can be used for dragging and lifting. Rope is thicker and stronger than constructed cord and twine. Rope may be constructed of any long, fibrous material, but is constructed of certain natural or synthetic fibres. Synthetic fibre ropes are stronger than their natural fibre counterparts, they have a higher tensile strength, they are more resistant to rotting than ropes created from natural fibers, can be made to float on water, but synthetic rope possess certain disadvantages, including slipperiness, some can be damaged more by UV light. Common natural fibres for rope are manila hemp, linen, coir, jute and sisal. Synthetic fibres in use for rope-making include polypropylene, polyesters, polyethylene and acrylics; some ropes are constructed of mixtures of several fibres or use co-polymer fibres. Wire rope is made of steel or other metal alloys. Ropes have been constructed of other fibrous materials such as silk and hair, but such ropes are not available.
Rayon is a regenerated fibre used to make decorative rope. The twist of the strands in a twisted or braided rope serves not only to keep a rope together, but enables the rope to more evenly distribute tension among the individual strands. Without any twist in the rope, the shortest strand would always be supporting a much higher proportion of the total load; the long history of rope means. In systems that use the "inch", large ropes over 1 inch diameter such as are used on ships are measured by their circumference in inches. In metric systems of measurement, nominal diameter is given in millimetres; the current preferred international standard for rope sizes is to give the mass per unit length, in kilograms per metre. However sources otherwise using metric units may still give a "rope number" for large ropes, the circumference in inches. Rope is of paramount importance in fields as diverse as construction, exploration, sports and communications, has been used since prehistoric times. To fasten rope, many types of knots have been invented for countless uses.
Pulleys redirect the pulling force to another direction, can create mechanical advantage so that multiple strands of rope share a load and multiply the force applied to the end. Winches and capstans are machines designed to pull ropes; the modern sport of rock climbing uses so-called "dynamic" rope, which stretches under load in an elastic manner to absorb the energy required to arrest a person in free fall without generating forces high enough to injure them. Such ropes use a kernmantle construction, as described below. "Static" ropes, used for example in caving and rescue applications, are designed for minimal stretch. The UIAA, in concert with the CEN, oversees testing. Any rope bearing a GUIANA or CE certification tag is suitable for climbing. Despite the hundreds of thousands of falls climbers suffer every year, there are few recorded instances of a climbing rope breaking in a fall. Climbing ropes, however, do cut when under load. Keeping them away from sharp rock edges is imperative. Rock climbing ropes come with either a designation for double or twin use.
A single rope is the most common and it is intended to be used by itself, as a single strand. Single ropes range in thickness from 9 mm to 11 mm. Smaller ropes wear out faster. Double ropes are thinner ropes 9 mm and under, are intended for use as a pair; these ropes offer a greater margin or security against cutting, since it is unlikely that both ropes will be cut, but they complicate belaying and leading. Double ropes are reserved for ice and mixed climbing, where there is need for two ropes to rappel or abseil, they are popular among traditional climbers, in the UK, due to the ability to clip each rope into alternating pieces of protection. Twin ropes are not to be confused with doubles; when using twin ropes, both ropes are clipped into the same piece of protection, treating the two as a single strand. This would be favourable in a situation; however new lighter-weight ropes with greater safety have replaced this type of rope. The butterfly coil is a method of carrying a rope used by climbers where the rope remains attached to the climber and ready to be uncoiled at short notice.
Another method of carrying a rope is the alpine coil. Rope is an aerial acrobatics circus skill, where a performer makes artistic figures on a vertical suspended rope. Tricks performed on the rope are, for example, drops and hangs, they must be strong. See Corde lisse; the use of ropes for hunting, fastening, carrying and climbing dates back to prehistoric times. It is that the earliest "ropes" were occurring lengths of plant fibre, such as vines, followed soon by the first attempts at twisting and braiding these strands together to form the first proper ropes in the modern sense of the word. Impressions of cordage found on fired
Lines is the fifth studio album by the American pop group The Walker Brothers. The album was released in 1976 and was the second since reforming in 1975; the album failed to chart and includes the singles "Lines" and "We're All Alone", neither of which met with much success. The album was stylistically similar to their 1975 comeback No Regrets, matching the general musical styles of Country and Pop music and marrying them to romantic orchestral arrangements. Aside from "First Day", the work of John Maus, writing under the pseudonym A. Dayam, the album is compiled of non-original compositions. Scott Walker however would not contribute new songs until the group's following album Nite Flights in 1978. Lines received mixed reviews from the majority of critics. Bones, The Charles Young Choral - backing vocals Alan Jones - electric bass Steve Gray - string arrangements, conductor Barry Morgan, Brian Bennett, Simon Phillips - drums Alan Parker - acoustic and electric guitar, high-strung guitar, slide guitar Paul Keogh - acoustic guitar The David Katz Orchestra - orchestra Gary Walker, Tristan Fry - percussion John Mealing, Steve Gray - acoustic piano Dave MacRae - electric piano Alan Skidmore, Dave Wilus, Jeff Daly - saxophone Roger Churchyard - "blue grass" violin John Walker, Scott Walker - acoustic guitar, vocals Geoff Crook - cover illustration
The Line (Raye song)
"The Line" is a song by British singer-songwriter Raye. It was released on 19 May 2017 via Polydor Records. In an interview by PopBuzz, when asked about the inspo behind'The Line', Raye said "I remember being in the line for a club a few years back and I had my favourite trainers on and a t-shirt and it took me ages to get ready. I was queued up for ages and the bouncer at the door was like "no, you're not coming in". So I was so upset...and I kinda looked around and I saw the females in the club world, the way girls are expected to dress and behave, it's just so outdated and so boring. Like you have to wear heels and dresses and look formal and blah, blah. So I was upset about it so I wrote the song, that's kinda the inspiration behind it.""Going out clubbing gives you a cold dose of the expectation society has on women," said Raye, in an interview by The Fader magazine. "To get into a club you have to kill yourself in heels, drown in makeup with a tight dress, maybe a bit of cleavage will help you out too.
Me going as'myself,' wearing what I wanted, didn’t cut it. You have to fit within the expectations put on you. Watching all these casually dressed men waltzing past me in the queue pissed me off, so I wrote this tune."In another interview by Clash magazine, Raye wrote in a text message "'The Line: is/was the story of my life." Credits adapted from Tidal. Raye – composer, vocalist Alex Gibson – composer, lyricist Jamie Bell – composer, lyricist Fred Gibson – composer, producer Ed Phillips – composer, lyricist Mark'Spike' Stent – mixer Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
The Line (Foo Fighters song)
"The Line" is a song by American rock band Foo Fighters. The song is from the band's ninth studio album Concrete and Gold, being released as a promotional song a week in advance of the album's release, it was released as the album's third single on May 1, 2018, after "Run" and "The Sky Is a Neighborhood". "The Line" is a song from the Foo Fighters ninth studio album Concrete and Gold, was the third song released ahead of the album's release, after Run" and "The Sky is a Neighborhood". It was released on September 7, 2017, some journalists describing it as a single, others just describing it as a promotional song; the song was both released for music streaming, released as an instant grat download - allowing a person who pre-orded the album, to receive the song prior to the album's release. In October 2017, the song was featured in commercials for TBS's post-season Major League Baseball coverage. On May 1, 2018, the song was released as the album's third single. Grohl explained the meaning of the title, stating that it is about "a search for hope in this day and age where you feel as if you're fighting for your life with every passing moment, everything is on the line."
Instrumentally, Rolling Stone described the track as a "raucous yet melodic rocker with colossal guitars and pounding drums that drive forward while lighter, pop-tinged instrumental touches swirl underneath." Many journalists noted the high energy of the song, with Blabbermouth noting its "propulsive melody" with "heartfelt lyrics" and a "rousing chorus", NME describing it as "blistering" and "euphoric". Team Rock/Classic Rock Magazine described the track as having a huge sound that would go over well in large arenas and music festivals. In a dedicated review of the song, Vulture praised the song as to be a standout track of the album, describing the song as "blue chip" rock" and "a perennial sound you can set your clock by...huge guitars and winsome harmonies....all held together by a tone best described as openhearted and full-throated. Rolling Stone praised Grohl's powerful vocal performance in the song of the lines "The tears in your eyes/ Someday will dry/ We fight for our lives/ Because everything's on the line/ This time".
Consequence of Sound was far more negative of the track, ranking it the third worst Foo Fighter song of all time, 135th out of 137 songs, calling it "big and plodding", concluding that it sounded out of place compared to the rest of the album. Conversely, DIY Magazine described it as "pretty much everything you’d want from a song by Dave Grohl and co – driving and dramatic, it combines light and dark into a potent melting pot." Foo Fighters Dave Grohl – lead vocals, guitar Chris Shiflett – guitar Pat Smear – guitar Nate Mendel – bass Taylor Hawkins – drums, backing vocals Rami Jaffee – Mellotron, piano, B3 organOther musicians Greg Kurstin – bass synth, vibraphone Jessy Greene – violin
Peripherally inserted central catheter
A peripherally inserted central catheter, less called a percutaneous indwelling central catheter, is a form of intravenous access that can be used for a prolonged period of time or for administration of substances that should not be done peripherally. It is a catheter that enters the body through the skin at a peripheral site, extends to the superior vena cava, stays in place for days or weeks. First described in 1975, it is an alternative to central venous catheters in major veins such as the subclavian vein, the internal jugular vein or the femoral vein. Subclavian and jugular line placements may result in pneumothorax, while PICC lines have no such issue because of the method of placement. In those who are unwell PICC lines are appropriate when more than two weeks of treatment is needed. Side effects include infection. Other complications may include catheter occlusion and bleeding. Urokinase or low-dose tPA may be used to break down obstructions; the type of occlusion may determine. To decrease the risk of infection a blood stream infection, those involved in the management of the PICC must adhere to strict infection control procedures.
A PICC is inserted in a peripheral vein in the arm, such as the cephalic vein, basilic vein or brachial vein, advanced proximally toward the heart through larger veins, until the tip rests in the distal superior vena cava or cavoatrial junction. PICCs are inserted by physicians, physician assistants, radiologist assistants, respiratory therapists, nurse practitioners, or specially trained certified registered nurses and radiologic technologists using ultrasound, chest radiographs, fluoroscopy to aid in their insertion and to confirm placement. PICC insertion does not require the use of an operating room; when done at bedside, a suitable sterile field must be established and maintained throughout the procedure. For this reason, visitors are requested to leave the room until the insertion is complete, some form of skin preparation should be used to clean the patient's skin; the insertable portion of a PICC varies from 25 to 60 cm in length, that being adequate to reach the desired tip position in most patients.
Some lines are designed to be trimmed to the desired length before insertion. As supplied, the line has a guide wire inside; this wire is provided to stiffen the line. The wire is discarded after insertion; the PICC is provided with a "wing" having holes for either sutures or an adhesive securing device. Securing the catheter prevents post-insertion movements of the line, which otherwise could place the tip in an unsafe position. PICCs can remain in situ for extended periods of time, from seven days to 4 months up to 12 months although little information is available with respect to viability timeframes, they are used in community settings. PICCs can be used for intravenous delivery of total parenteral nutrition, antibiotics or other medications, can be used for blood sampling if the lumen is 4 French or larger in size. To maintain patency, PICC management should include regular flushing with normal saline and "locking" with Heparin or normal saline when not in use; the type of locking procedure depends on the type of bung.
In comparison, Arrow PICCs require a heparin lock. The use of heparin to maintain line patency, though, is questionable, randomized clinical control trials are investigating this further. Heparin locks have been associated with complications, including heparin-induced thrombocytopaenia. Blood pressure should not be taken on the arm with a PICC, a problem if there are reasons not to take pressure on the other arm, such as a dialysis shunt, cast, lymph node removal, etc. Blood pressure readings on legs are 10–20% higher than those on the brachial artery. Certain types of PICCs have been approved by the FDA for use in power injection; these types referred to as power-injectable PICCs, are designed to withstand the high pressures associated with radiocontrast studies. PICCs can be used to measure central venous pressure, a rough estimate of the right atrial pressures of the heart and can give valuable information about fluid status. In most cases the removal of a PICC is a simple procedure; the catheter line can be safely and removed by a trained nurse in the patient's own home, in a matter of minutes.
After removal, the insertion site is bandaged with sterile gauze and kept dry for a few days, during which the wound can close and begin healing. A smaller adhesive bandage can be placed over the wound site after the gauze is removed if the wound is slow to heal; the tip of the catheter is sent for MCS if the patient is systemically unwell at the time of removal of the PICC. In certain units, it is sent as routine investigation. Central venous catheter Broviac catheter Hickman lin
The Ghost of Tom Joad
The Ghost of Tom Joad is the eleventh studio album and the second acoustic album, by American recording artist Bruce Springsteen. The album was released on November 1995, through Columbia Records; the album was recorded and mixed at Thrill Hill West, Springsteen's home studio in Los Angeles, California. Following the 1995 studio reunion with the E Street Band and the release of Greatest Hits, Springsteen's writing activity increased significantly, he wrote and recorded the album between March and September 1995. The album consists of five band tracks; the Ghost of Tom Joad debuted at number 11 on the US Billboard 200 chart, with 107,000 copies sold in its first week. The album won the 1997 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album; the Ghost of Tom Joad received favorable reviews. Mikal Gilmore of Rolling Stone called it "Springsteen's best album in ten years," and considered it "among the bravest work that anyone has given us this decade." However, it reached only number 11 on the Billboard 200, breaking a string of eight consecutive Top 5 studio albums in the U.
S for Springsteen. The album is backed by acoustic guitar work and the lyrics on many of the tracks are a somber reflection of life in the mid-1990s in America and Mexico; the character of Tom Joad entered the American consciousness in John Steinbeck’s 1939 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Grapes of Wrath, set against the economic hardships of the Great Depression. This spawned a film version starring Henry Fonda, which in turn inspired folk singer Woody Guthrie to pen "The Ballad of Tom Joad"; the album's release was followed by Springsteen's solo acoustic Ghost of Tom Joad Tour, which ran from 1995 to 1997 and consisted of small venues. All tracks written by Bruce Springsteen. Twelve of the twenty-two songs recorded during the album's sessions made the album's final cut while "Dead Man Walkin'" was released on the soundtrack for the movie Dead Man Walking and on The Essential Bruce Springsteen and "Brothers Under the Bridge" was released on Tracks. "I'm Turning Into Elvis" and "It's the Little Things That Count" remain unreleased.
"Cynthia" "Tiger Rose" "I'm Turning Into Elvis" "It's the Little Things That Count" "Idiot's Delight" "I'm Not Sleeping" "1945" "Cheap Motel" Musicians Bruce Springsteen – guitar, harmonica, producer Danny Federici – accordion, keyboards Gary Mallaber – drums Garry Tallent, Jim Hanson, Jennifer Condos – bass guitar Marty Rifkin – pedal steel guitar Soozie Tyrell – violin, background vocals Lisa Lowell – background vocals Patti Scialfa – background vocalsTechnical Toby Scott – engineer Greg Goldman – recording assistant Terry Magovern – research Sandra Choron – art direction Eric Dinyer – cover art Pam Springsteen – interior photographs