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List of synthetic polymers

Synthetic polymers are human-made polymers derived from petroleum oil. From the utility point of view they can be classified into three main categories: thermoplastics and synthetic fibers, they are found in a variety of consumer products such as honey, etc. A wide variety of synthetic polymers are available with variations in main chain as well as side chains; the back bones of common synthetic polymers such as polythene and poly acrylates are made up of carbon-carbon bonds, whereas hetero chain polymers such as polyamides, polyurethanes and polycarbonates have other elements inserted along to the backbone. Silicon forms similar materials without the need of carbon atoms, such as silicones through siloxane linkages. Coordination polymers may contain a range of metals in the backbone, with non-covalent bonding present; some familiar household synthetic polymers include: Nylons in textiles and fabrics, Teflon in non-stick pans, Bakelite for electrical switches, polyvinyl chloride in pipes, etc.

The common PET bottles are made of polyethylene terephthalate. The plastic kits and covers are made of synthetic polymers like polythene and tires are manufactured from Buna rubbers. However, due to the environmental issues created by these synthetic polymers which are non-biodegradable and synthesized from petroleum, alternatives like bioplastics are being considered, they are however expensive. Polysiloxane Polyphosphazene The eight most common types of synthetic organic polymers, which are found in households are: Low-density polyethylene High-density polyethylene Polypropylene Polyvinyl chloride Polystyrene Nylon, nylon 6, nylon 6,6 Teflon Thermoplastic polyurethanes These polymers are better known through their brand names, for instance: PolymerizationRAFT

Danmarks Designskole

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, more known as the Danish Design School is an institution of higher education in Copenhagen, offering a five-year design education consisting of a three-year Bachelor programme and a two-year Master in design as well as conducting research within the fields of arts and design. Danmarks Designskole is an institution under the Ministry of Science and Higher Education; the Danish Design School traces its roots back to the foundation of the Tegne- og Kunstindustriskolen in 1875. Upon a merger in 1930, the school changed its name to Kunsthåndværkerskolen and after several further mergers with other schools it changed its name to Danmarks Designskole in 1991 and moved into the former main building of the Finsen Institute at Strandboulevarden, it changed from being an independent institution to functioning under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture. In 2007 - 2009, it hosted the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, a postgraduate school and consultancy which focuses on the area of Interaction Design.

In 2011 the school was merged with the School of Architecture and the School of Conservation, both part of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, changed its name to The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - The School of Design, being recognized as an institution of higher education under the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, instead of as a cultural institution filed under the Ministry of Culture. The Design School moved to a new campus on Holmen in Copenhagen due to the merger. In 2011 The Danish Design School moved from its old campus at the Finsens Institute in Østerbro to Philip de Langes Allé on Holmen in central Copenhagen, where it was integrated in the creative campus there, alongside educational institutions such as the Danish Film School and the School of Architecture; the educational programme spans 5 years, divided into a 3-year bachelor programme and a 2-year master programme. Specializations on offer include fashion design, digital interaction, industrial design and glass design and spatial design, production design, textile design, game design, visual communication.

The school carries out both basic as well as practice based and applied research, is a member of the Danish national Center for Design Research. In 2010 the school merged with the Glass and Ceramic School on The Island of Bornholm, is now offering a three-year programme in ceramic and glass. Poul Kjærholm Ole Wanscher Børge Mogensen Hans Wegner Nanna Ditzel Jacob Jensen Kasper Salto Louise Campbell Cecilie Manz Jonas Hecksher Baum und Pferdgarten Mads Kjøller Damkjær Anne Kjærsgaard Carl Jacobs Official website Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design

Westside F.C. (England)

Westside Football Club is a football club based in Wandsworth, Greater London, England. They are members of the Combined Counties League Division One and play at Chessington & Hook United's Chalky Lane ground in Chessington; the club was established in May 1996 as a Christian club representing West Side Church in Wandsworth. They joined the Surrey South Eastern Combination. In 2014–15 the club were Division Two champions, earning promotion to Division One; the following season saw them win the Division One title and were promoted to the Surrey Elite Intermediate League. In 2018–19 the club applied for promotion to Division One of the Combined Counties League, with a fourth-place finish being enough for the club to move up to the Combined Counties League. Surrey South Eastern Combination Division One champions 2015–16 Division Two champions 2014–15 Best FA Vase performance: First qualifying round, 2017–18, 2018–19

Bartram Springs, Florida

Bartram Springs is a master-planned residential community located in Jacksonville, Florida. It resides on the Duval St. Johns County line. Bartram Springs has a junior sized pool and a children's pool with a waterslide. Homeowners enjoy tennis courts, a racquetball court, soccer fields, multiple playgrounds. Bartram Springs is located at the bottom of Duval County. Interstate 95 borders it on the west side, US 1 borders it on the east side, Racetrack Road borders it on the south side; the only entrance is on Racetrack Road. Residents drive out of Duval County to enter and leave the development, as the first 500 feet of Bartram Parkway is located in St. Johns County; the Bartram Springs development is a part of the Bartram Park DRI. Bartram Springs is a total of 1,025 acres. Single-family homes account for 449 acres, another 32 acres are multi-family units in the Villages at Bartram Springs. Roads and right-of-way account for 24 acres and recreation take up 20 acres, 471 acres remains wetlands and open space.

The new elementary school sits on 21 acres, 8 acres are designated for commercial use. Original plans called for 1400 single-family homes, 294 units in the Villages of Bartram Springs; the development is guided by a CDD and an HOA. The CDD has authority over the common areas and community property in the development; the HOA enforces the local covenants and restrictions that all homeowners in the development are bound to uphold. The single-family units of Bartram Springs were built in six main phases of construction; as of Summer 2009, Bartram Springs is considered built-out, all of the model homes have been sold. Phase 1A, 225 dwellings Phase 1B, 196 dwellings Phase 2, 78 dwellings Phase 3A, 334 dwellings Phase 3B, 174 dwellings Phase 4, 187 dwellingsBased on public tax records, aerial views and the Plat Books filed with the City of Jacksonville, there are 1,381 single-family homes in Bartram Springs. Lots in Bartram Springs are classified based on their frontage. Four sizes were specified: 50 feet, 60 feet, 70 feet and 80 feet.

Many of the corner lots have an irregular shape. Bartram Springs features 48 individual street names, including the main entrance road. In Phase 1A, 1B and Phase 2, several streets were broken up and given directional suffixes, such as Silver Glen Drive completed in Phase 1A, Silver Glen Drive East in Phase 1B. Starting with Phase 3A, no more streets were handled this way. Streets that form a complete loop, such as Bulow Creek Drive, maintain a single name for the whole street; the speed limit on Bartram Springs Parkway is 40 mph. On Cherry Lake Drive, it is 30 mph; the speed limit is not posted on the remaining streets, however the speed limit is 25 miles per hour. Sidewalks and street lights are present on both sides of the streets. There is a dedicated bike lane on both sides of Bartram Springs Parkway and both the inner and outer loops of Cherry Lake Drive. There are two additional streets in the Villages of Bartram Springs; the entrance to the Villages is located about four tenths of a mile from Racetrack Road, on the western side of Bartram Parkway.

The main street is called Bartram Village Drive, the second street is called Bartram Village Lane. As of fall 2009, all children living in Bartram Springs will attend a new elementary school, being built inside the development. Ground was broken on August 13 of 2008; the school is located on the East side of the main entrance, about four tenths of a mile in from Racetrack Road. The new School is sized to hold about 800 Kindergarten through 5th grade students, it is named Bartram Springs Elementary, it will open for its first official day of school on August 24, 2009. The school received an A+ rating for the 2009 school year; as of fall 2009, students in the 6th through 8th Grades go to Twin Lakes Academy Middle School. As of fall 2010, students in the 9th through the 12th Grades go to Atlantic Coast High School. Bartram Springs Elementary Twin Lakes Academy Middle Atlantic Coast High Neighborhoods of Jacksonville Official Bartram Springs website Bartram Springs HOA website Bartram Springs Community Forum website Geographic data related to Bartram Springs, Florida at OpenStreetMap

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (film)

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? is a 1969 American neo noir drama film directed by Sydney Pollack, starring Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York, Red Buttons, Bruce Dern, Bonnie Bedelia and Gig Young. The screenplay, adapted from Horace McCoy's 1935 novel of the same name, was written by James Poe and Robert E. Thompson; the film focuses on a disparate group of characters desperate to win a Depression-era dance marathon and the opportunistic emcee who urges them on to victory. The film premiered at the 23rd Cannes Film Festival and was released theatrically in the United States on December 10, 1969. Upon release it was a critical and commercial success, grossing $12.6 million on a budget of $4.86 million, becoming the sixteenth highest grossing film of 1969. Critics praised its direction, depiction of the depression era, performances, most notably of Fonda's, which marked a significant turning point in her career, it received nine nominations at the 42nd Academy Awards including Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay and winning Best Supporting Actor.

It holds the Academy record for most nominations without one for Best Picture. Robert Syverton, who had once dreamed of becoming a great film director, recalls the events leading to an unstated crime. In his youth, he saw a horse put out of its misery. Years in 1932 during the Great Depression, he wanders into a dance marathon about to begin in the shabby La Monica Ballroom, perched over the Pacific Ocean on the Santa Monica Pier, near Los Angeles, he is recruited by MC Rocky as a substitute partner for a cynical malcontent named Gloria, when her original partner is disqualified because of an ominous cough. Among the other contestants competing for a prize of 1,500 silver dollars is Harry Kline, a middle-aged sailor. Early in the marathon the weaker pairs are eliminated while Rocky observes the vulnerabilities of the stronger contestants and exploits them for the audience's amusement. Frayed nerves are exacerbated by the theft of one of Alice's dresses and Gloria's displeasure at the attention Alice receives from Robert.

In retaliation, she takes Joel as her partner, but when he receives a job offer and departs, she aligns herself with Harry. Weeks into the marathon, in order to spark the paying spectators' enthusiasm, Rocky stages a series of derbies in which the exhausted contestants, clad in track suits, must race around the dance floor, with the last three couples eliminated. Harry has a fatal heart attack during one of the races, but the undeterred Gloria lifts him on her back and crosses the finish line. Harry dies. Alice, who witnesses his death, is taken away. Lacking partners and Gloria again pair up. Rocky suggests the couple marry during the marathon, a publicity stunt guaranteed to earn them some cash, in the form of gifts from supporters such as Mrs. Laydon; when Gloria refuses, he reveals. Expenses will be deducted from the prize money. Shocked by the revelation, the couple drops out of the competition; the two stand on the pier, overlooking the ocean. Gloria confesses how empty she is inside and tells Robert that she wants to kill herself, but when she takes out a gun and points it at herself, she cannot pull the trigger.

Desperate, she asks Robert, "Help me." He obliges, shoots her in the head, killing her. Questioned by the police as to the motive for his action, Robert responds: "They shoot horses, don't they?" The marathon continues with its few remaining couples, including Ruby. The eventual winners are not revealed. In the early 1950s, Norman Lloyd and Charlie Chaplin were looking for a project on which to collaborate, with Lloyd as director and Chaplin as producer. Lloyd purchased the rights to Horace McCoy's novel for $3,000 and planned to cast Chaplin's son and newcomer Marilyn Monroe in the lead roles. Once arrangements were completed, in 1952 Chaplin took his family on what was intended to be a brief trip to the United Kingdom for the London premiere of Limelight. During this trip, in part because Chaplin was accused of being a Communist supporter during the McCarthy era, FBI head J. Edgar Hoover negotiated with the Immigration and Naturalization Service to revoke his re-entry permit and the film project was cancelled.

When McCoy died sixteen years and the rights to the book reverted to his heirs, they refused to renew the deal with Lloyd, since nothing had come of his original plans. When Sydney Pollack signed to direct the film, he approached Jane Fonda for the role of Gloria; the actress, unimpressed by the script, declined but her husband Roger Vadim, who saw similarities between the book and works of the French existentialists, urged her to reconsider. Meeting with Pollack to discuss the script, she was surprised, she said, "It was the first time a director asked me for input on how I saw the character and the story." She read the script with a critical eye, made notes on the character and observed in her autobiography, "It was a germinal moment... This was the first time in my life as an actor that I was working on a film about larger societal issues, instead of my professional work feeling peripheral to life, it felt relevant." Troubled about problems in her marriage at the time, she drew on her personal anguish to help her with her characterization.

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Meindert Talma & the Negroes

Meindert Talma is a Dutch lo-fi singer and keyboardist whose backing band goes by the name of "the Negroes." He sings in Dutch as well as Frisian and English and has released seven albums as of 2007. In 1995, friends of Meindert Talma pressed some of his home recordings on a single as a birthday gift. Unexpectedly the record was a hit and Talma became popular in the alternative music scene in Groningen. Two years Talma and a group of friends recorded a debut album, Hondert punten. In 1998, the follow-up album Ferhûddûker was recorded in the Pet Sound studio and produced by Jan Heddema; the album was released by Hooverflag. With this album Meindert Talma & The Negroes became a permanent band. Aside from Talma, the band consisted of Janke Brands, Janpier Brands, Nyk de Vries. Dammen met, it was recorded at Studio Enterprise, produced by Frans Hagenaars, released in 1999 on independent record label Excelsior Recordings. The album functioned as the soundtrack to a book of the same title and both were based on Talma's childhood memories and his early student years in Groningen.

In early 2001 the band recorded Leave stumper with Frans Hagenaars taking the production chair once again. The album was released in November and contained a special CD booklet with illustrations from Gummbah and Jeroen de Leijer. In May of that year, Ben Onderstijn took the place of drummer Nyk de Vries until the end of 2002 when de Vries returned. For his next album, Talma asked labelmates from Excelsior Recordings to participate with Anne Soldaat, Jeroen Kleijn, Cor van Ingen lending their services; this album was accompanied by a book which appeared with publisher Thomas Rap. The covers of the book and the CD were created by Peter Pontiac. Titled Kriebelvisje, the album was released in March 2003; the Negroes returned for the subsequent live performances but Talma performed solo as an opening act for Spinvis during a theater tour. With the song "Callgirl," Talma previewed; the song appears on the compilation The Pet Series volume 3. In addition to this Talma contributes a cover of "Someone Loves You Honey" to the compilation More Than A Woman in February 2004.

In October of that year, Meindert Talma & the Negroes won the Frisian songfestival with the song "Dunsje wyldekat dunsje." This song appeared on the fifth untitled release by the band, once again released by Excelsior Recordings. The album was recorded in a home studio in Drachster Compagnie. Meindert Talma & the Negroes contributed to Schaamte en woede, a charity compilation, with the song "Datst du net mear bestiest." On 11 January 2006 Iemand moet het doen opened at the Grand Theatre in Groningen. It was the first theater show that the Negroes performed under their own name. Together with media artist Jan Klug, the band played out a filmic love story. In December 2006, album number six, Nu geloof ik wat er in de Bijbel staat ("Now I Believe what the Bible Told", was released on Excelsior Recordings; the album, whose title is a line from the song "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean", was recorded in a little abandoned church in Drachster Compagnie and consisted of Dutch-language reworkings of old American folk traditionals.

Meindert Talma selected 9 songs of the Anthology of American Folk Music by Harry Smith and made these his own. Coinciding with the album release, the band celebrates ten years of Meindert Talma & the Negroes at Vera in Groningen