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Nomex

Nomex is a flame-resistant meta-aramid material developed in the early 1960s by DuPont and first marketed in 1967. Nomex and related aramid polymers are related to nylon, but have aromatic backbones, hence are more rigid and more durable. Nomex is an example of a meta variant of the aramids. Unlike Kevlar, Nomex strands cannot align during filament polymerization and has less strength: its ultimate tensile strength is 340MPa. However, it has excellent thermal and radiation resistance for a polymer material. Nomex is produced by condensation reaction from the monomers m-phenylenediamine and isophthaloyl chloride, it is sold in both fiber and sheet forms and is used as a fabric where resistance from heat and flame is required. Nomex sheet is a calendered paper and made in a similar fashion. Nomex Type 410 paper was the first Nomex paper developed and one of the higher volume grades made for electrical insulation purposes. Nomex fiber is made in the United States. Wilfred Sweeny, the DuPont scientist responsible for discoveries leading to Nomex, earned a DuPont Lavoisier Medal in 2002 for this work.

Nomex Paper is used in electrical laminates such as circuit boards and transformer cores as well as fireproof honeycomb structures where it is saturated with a phenolic resin. Honeycomb structures such as these, as well as mylar-Nomex laminates, are used extensively in aircraft construction. Firefighting, military aviation, vehicle racing industries use Nomex to create clothing and equipment that can withstand intense heat. A Nomex hood is a common piece of firefighting equipment, it is placed on the head on top of a firefighter's face mask. The hood protects the portions of the head not covered by the helmet and face mask from the intense heat of the fire. Wildland firefighters wear Nomex shirts and trousers as part of their personal protective equipment during wildfire suppression activities. Racing car drivers wear driving suits constructed of Nomex and or other fire retardant materials, along with Nomex gloves, long underwear, socks, helmet lining and shoes, to protect them in the event of a fire.

Military pilots and aircrew wear flight suits made of over 92 percent Nomex to protect them from the possibility of cockpit fires and other mishaps. Troops riding in ground vehicles have begun wearing Nomex. Kevlar thread is used to hold the fabric together at seams. Military tank drivers typically use Nomex hoods as protection against fire. In the U. S. space program, Nomex has been used for the Thermal Micrometeoroid Garment on the Extravehicular Mobility Unit and ACES pressure suit, both for fire and extreme environment protection, as thermal blankets on the payload bay doors and upper wing surfaces of the Space Shuttle Orbiter. It has been used for the airbags for the Mars Pathfinder and Mars Exploration Rover missions, the Galileo atmospheric probe, the Cassini-Huygens Titan probe, as an external covering on the AERCam Sprint, is planned to be incorporated into NASA's upcoming Crew Exploration Vehicle. Nomex has been used as an acoustic material in Troy, NY, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center main concert hall.

A ceiling canopy of Nomex reflects high and mid frequency sound, providing reverberation, while letting lower frequency sound pass through the canopy. According to RPI President Shirley Ann Jackson, EMPAC is the first venue in the world to use Nomex as an architectural material for acoustic reasons. Nomex is used in the production of loudspeaker drivers. Honeycomb-structured Nomex paper is used as a spacer between layers of lead in the ATLAS Liquid Argon Calorimeter, as a laminate core for hull and deck construction in custom boats. Nomex is used in industrial applications as a filter in exhaust filtration systems a baghouse, that deal with hot gas emissions found in asphalt plants, cement plants, steel smelting facilities, non-ferrous metal production facilities. Nomex is used in some classical guitar soundboards. Nomex's rigidity and low density helps create a clear and loud sound when laminated between cedar and spruce'skins'. While the'laminated' technique was created by Matthais Dammann, the use of Nomex within was first employed by luthier Gernot Wagner.

The deaths in fiery crashes of race car drivers Fireball Roberts at Charlotte, Eddie Sachs and Dave MacDonald at Indianapolis in 1964 led to the use of flame-resistant fabrics such as Nomex. In early 1966 Competition Press and Autoweek reported: "During the past season, experimental driving suits were worn by Walt Hansgen, Masten Gregory, Marvin Panch and Group 44's Bob Tullius; the goal was to get use-test information on the laundering characteristics of Nomex. The Chrysler-Plymouth team at the recent Motor Trend 500 at Riverside wore these suits." Aramid Kevlar Twaron Silica Aerogel PET film Thermal Micrometeoroid Garment Gore-Tex Vectran Marlan DuPont Nomex Dupont.com - 40th anniversary of Nomex - 2007 Comparison of single-layer Nomex suits

Lee Hamilton (sports)

Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton is an American sportscaster and radio talk show host based in San Diego, California. He was co-host of the "Hacksaw and Hayworth" show on from 6:00am–9:00am Pacific Time Monday through Friday on XEPRS-AM, known on-air as "San Diego's Sports Leader, The Mighty 1090" and he worked alongside producers Bobby Wooldridge and Alex Padilla. Hacksaw is a regular contributor to SanDiego.com. Born as Paul Mahon, he grew up in NY on Long Island. Hamilton is a host on Sirius XM Satellite Radio's MLB Network Radio channel, he began calling play-by-play for the NFL on Compass Media Networks in 2009. Hamilton had been the afternoon drive-time host on KLSD, "XTRA Sports 1360" in San Diego, from its launch in November 2007 until September 3, 2008, when his contract with parent company Clear Channel Communications expired and Clear Channel wanted better ratings so they let him go; the expiration ended a job he had at KLAC in Los Angeles. Prior to 2007, he worked 17 years at XETRA-AM "XTRA Sports 690", a station, operated by the current American operator of XEPRS, John Lynch.

In July 2014, Hamilton left XEPRS-AM but continues daily sports commentary and connects with fans on his website "Lee Hacksaw Hamilton.com". From 1986 to 2005, he hosted a daily four-hour talk show on those stations. In July 2005, he lost the show as part of a restructuring as KLAC de-emphasized sports talk in favor of "man talk." He was replaced by Matt "Money" Smith and Joe Grande, both of whom once read sports news as part as morning shows on music stations, as well as former UCLA Bruins quarterback Wayne Cook. Hamilton still had a daily segment at the start of the show until 2006. In the mid-1970s, Hamilton was the play-by-play voice of the Mohawk Valley Comets - Clinton, New York, New York of the North American Hockey League, Cleveland Crusaders of the World Hockey Association, hosted an evening sports talk radio show on Akron, Ohio talk station WHLO, hosted the long-running sports radio program Sportswatch on WIBX in Utica. Hamilton was announcer for the football and basketball programs at Arizona State University and a talk-show host in Phoenix for news/talk/sports station KTAR.

His show, "620 Sportsline", was a four-hour show similar in format to the show he would host in Southern California. The main reason he left KTAR was the opportunity to do play-by-play for the NFL San Diego Chargers before Phoenix was chosen for an NFL franchise. Hamilton has been a noted play-by-play host for the San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, USC Trojans, Minnesota Vikings, San Diego State Aztecs. Hamilton was the radio play-by-play announcer for the Chargers from 1986 to 1997, the longest tenure for a play-by-play announcer in the team's history. Hamilton replaced Ted Leitner, who replaced Hamilton in 1997 when XTRA Sports lost the broadcasting rights to KFMB. Hamilton called the game for Super Bowl XXIX in January 1995 where the Chargers, in their only appearance, were defeated by the San Francisco 49ers, his partners were Pat Curran. Broadcasting team partner Chet Forte became ill and was unable to continue during the Chargers' run to the Super Bowl. Other play-by-play assignments include the USC Trojans football team, the Seattle Seahawks, the Pac-10 men's basketball tournament, National Football League games on Sports USA Radio Network.

Hamilton is best known for his pet phrases: "Show me your lightning bolt!", "I am bleeping brilliant!" and, "You use the line or you lose the line," his argumentative attitude toward some callers, "I've won awards, I have a national reputation, I've built a sportstalk empire". He uses the phrase "Bring your A Game, don't be lame!" on occasion. Nationally syndicated sports talk host Jim Rome used to broadcast on the same station as Hamilton, imitated him saying "React to me!", "Show me your lightning bolt!", "Good night now!" on The Jim Rome Show. Official website

Louise Pleming

Louise Pleming is an Australian former professional tennis player who participated in both the International Tennis Federation and the Women's Tennis Association. Pleming was born in NSW, Australia, she began to play tennis for fun. She attended the Vic Edwards Tennis School. In 1982 she began playing professionally. Pleming played in 11 championships between 1991 and 2001. Out of a total 17 matches played, she won four, she won 177 games, lost 239 games. She has 12 ITF Doubles Titles, her highest singles ranking was in 1996 – Number 20. In 1998 she had her highest doubles ranking at Number 87, she played right-handed. In 2006 Tennis Australia appointed her a national touring coach. A year she was the captain of the Australian Junior Fed Cup team that won, she trained with Conchita Martínez, who won the 1994 Wimbledon title and achieved a world ranking of Number 2. In 1999, she played the World Team Tennis with Martina Navratilova for the New York Buzz team. Between 1998 -- 2002 she was an expert commentator for the Hopman Cup on Foxport.

After Pleming retired from playing tennis professionally, she remained active in the industry. She is a tennis television commentator for Australian Channel 7 and an AIS Pro Tour Program Women's Program Coach, she works alongside Victorian Sally Peers and Queenslander Monika Wejnert. She is a commentator on the TV Series ‘Wimbledon’, the BBC's live coverage of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Club, she coaches in the inner Eastern suburbs area. As a coach, Pleming is known "to be vocal during matches and she likes to offer encouragement to all her players." Louise Pleming at the International Tennis Federation Louise Pleming at the Women's Tennis Association Louise Pleming at Tennis Australia

National Constitution Party

The National Constitution Party, or Constitution Party, was a political party in Hungary from 1905 to 1910 and from 1913 to 1918. The National Constitution Party was established on 18 November 1905 by the so-called group of "Dissidents", who left the governing Liberal Party after the scandalous "handkerchief vote"; the group was led by Gyula Andrássy the Younger. The Dissidents joined the electoral alliance of opposition parties, the Coalition, which won a surprise victory in the 1905 parliamentary election; when the political crisis was over after the 1906 parliamentary election, the Constitution Party strengthened its position within the Coalition, as Party of Independence and'48 vainly obtained the highest number of votes, Emperor-King Francis Joseph I did not accept the election results, because the Independence Party did not support the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867, thus questioned the foundation of the system. As a result, the monarch instructed the Constitution Party, which had'67 ideology, to form and dominate a government over the other allied parties.

The designate Prime Minister Sándor Wekerle joined Constitution Party before the appointment, while Gyula Andrássy, Jr. Ignác Darányi and Lajos Jekelfalussy became ministers in the Wekerle II Cabinet. Shortly before the 1910 parliamentary election, Andrássy and his party joined the newly formed conservative-liberal National Party of Work. Due to internal tensions, Andrássy and his supporters left the governing party and re-established the National Constitution Party in September 1913. Count János Hadik was elected its leader. On 25 January 1918, some of the party members under the leadership of Prime Minister Wekerle, left the party to form the Constitution Party of'48, which would have been a strong governing party for the proposed 1918 parliamentary election. Hadik and his supporters remained in the National Constitution Party. Hadik was appointed Prime Minister on 30 October 1918 by Charles IV, however the Aster Revolution swept away the dual monarchy; the party was banned, among others, in November 1918

2019 Prince Edward Island general election

The 2019 Prince Edward Island general election was held to elect the members of the 66th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island in Atlantic Canada. The vote in 26 of the 27 districts was held on 23 April 2019, while the vote for the member from Charlottetown-Hillsborough Park was deferred to 15 July due to the death of the Green Party's candidate. However, Charlottetown-Hillsborough Park still voted in a referendum on electoral reform. Natalie Jameson won the deferred election in the riding; the Progressive Conservatives under new leader Dennis King won thirteen seats to form a minority government. The Greens under leader Peter Bevan-Baker won eight seats to form the Opposition; the Liberals under Premier Wade MacLauchlan were reduced to six seats and MacLauchlan lost in his own district. The Progressive Conservatives' share of the popular vote was steady at 37%, the Green Party enjoyed a 20 point increase to 31%, the Liberals' share dropped 11 points to 30%; the Greens won several seats in or near the two cities of Charlottetown and Summerside, while the Progressive Conservatives took several more rural seats from the Liberals.

A referendum on electoral reform that asked Islanders if they wished to adopt a mixed-member proportional representation voting system was held in conjunction with the election. The initiative failed to pass in at least 60% of the districts as required under provincial legislation to proceed however it was not binding for either option since neither received majority support; the Island-wide popular vote showed about 51% of voters voted to stay with the current first-past-the-post voting system while about 49% voted for the proposed change. The election results represented the first time since the 1890 Prince Edward Island general election that the province elected a minority government, the first time in the province's history that a significant number of voters turned to a third party besides the dominant Liberals and Progressive Conservatives, the first time that a Green Party reached official opposition status in any Canadian legislature. Under the provisions of the Prince Edward Island Elections Act, an election was required by the fixed date of 7 October 2019, unless it was called earlier.

After months of speculation of an early election call, Premier Wade MacLauchlan announced the election at a rally on 26 March. In the previous election, on 4 May 2015, the Liberal Party, led by Premier Wade MacLauchlan, was re-elected to a majority government, earning election in 18 out of the 27 ridings; the official opposition Progressive Conservatives, under leader Rob Lantz, increased its seat count from 3 before the election to 8, despite Lantz losing in Charlottetown-Brighton. Meanwhile, the Green Party, under leader Peter Bevan-Baker, won its first seat, Bevan-Baker's, in Kellys Cross-Cumberland; the NDP were unable to win a seat, continuing their streak of being shut out of the legislature since 2000. Despite the increase in the Progressive Conservatives' seat count, on 23 September of that year, Lantz stepped down as leader. Since Lantz's departure, The Progressive Conservatives held two leadership elections: one on 20 October 2017, selecting MLA James Aylward as their leader. 4 May – The Liberal Party, led by Premier Wade MacLauchlan, wins a majority government and the Progressive Conservative Party forms the opposition.

The Green Party, under leader Peter Bevan-Baker, wins its first seat, with Bevan-Baker winning Kellys Cross-Cumberland. 23 September – Progressive Conservative leader Rob Lantz resigns, effective that day. 15 October – Jamie Fox, MLA for Borden-Kinkora, is chosen as the Progressive Conservative interim leader, defeating opponent Darlene Compton. 1 August – Liberal MLA for Summerside-Wilmot Janice Sherry resigns her seat. 17 October – Chris Palmer is elected in the Summerside-Wilmot by-election, retaining the seat for the Liberals. 27 October – Voting for the 2016 Plebiscite on Democratic Renewal, a non-binding referendum on changing the electoral system, begins. 7 November – Voting in the 2016 Plebiscite on Democratic Renewal ends, indicating mixed member proportional representation as the preferred choice for electing MLAs. 22 November – The Legislative Assembly does not adopt the Plebiscite on Democratic Renewal's results and instead approves a motion to hold a second referendum at the next provincial election.

19 October – Liberal MLA for Charlottetown-Parkdale Doug Currie resigns his seat. 20 October – James Aylward, MLA for Stratford-Kinlock, is chosen as the Progressive Conservative leader, defeating opponent Brad Trivers. 27 November – Green candidate Hannah Bell wins the by-election to fill the seat of Charlottetown-Parkdale, doubling the Green caucus to two and becoming the first time in PEI politics, that a provincial third-party won a by-election. 31 January – MLA for West Royalty-Springvale Bush Dumville leaves the Liberal Party, becomes an independent. 14 February – Anticipating an early General Election, the Greens call for potential candidates "to make themselves known". 7 April – Joe Byrne is elected leader of the New Democratic Party of Prince Edward Island. 13 June – The Electoral System Referendum Act is passed by the Legislative Assembly, scheduling a referendum on electoral reform for the same date as the provincial election. Voters will be asked if they support Prince Edward Island changing its electoral system to mixed-member proportional representation.

17 September – Progressive Conservative leader James Aylward announces pending resignation, to take effect upon selection of successor. 1 February – Campaign period for the electoral reform referendum begins, m

George Harper (MP)

Sir George Harper was an English politician. He was Member of Parliament for Kent. Harper was born 11 March 1503, he was the son of Richard Harper of Latton, Harlow and his wife Constance, the daughter of Sir Robert Chamberlain of Capel and Gedding, Suffolk. In November 1524, George Harper married his first wife, the daughter of Thomas Peckham, she died in 1552. By June 1556, Harper had married again, to Audrey Gainsford, widow of George Taylor of Lingfield and daughter of Sir John Gainsford of Crowhurst, Surrey, by his fifth wife, Audrey Shaa, daughter of Sir John Shaa, Lord Mayor of London. In February 1547, Harper was knighted, he held several offices. He was Esquire of the body by 1533. George Harper had been the ward of his grandfather after his father's death. After the death of his grandfather, Harper's stepfather, Alexander Culpeper, purchased his wardship for £180; the Culpepers were a well-known Kentish family during the sixteenth-century. At the age of 21, he married his stepfather's great-niece Lucy Peckham.

He became a courtier at the court of Henry VIII, became an esquire of the body. During the Lincolnshire Rising in 1536, Harper was trusted to carry letters between the King and the Duke of Suffolk, leading the King's troops against the protesters. Although the Harpers were from Essex, his stepfather, his first wife, held most of their lands in Kent. Harper's dispute with Lucy led to legal proceedings. In 1540, the King married Catherine Howard, whose mother was Joyce Culpeper, a distant relative of Harper's stepfather. In 1540, Harper secured a private Act against his wife, giving him much of what she had inherited from her brother, including the manor of Horne Place in Kent. Harper's half-brother, Thomas Culpeper, was a prominent courtier and a favourite of the King's, so much so that he was trusted to sleep in, or at the foot of, the King's bed. In 1541, accusations were made. Both Queen Catherine and Culpeper were executed in February 1542. Culpeper was attainted and his lands given to the crown, but Harper had remained in favour, was given some of his half-brother's lands, including the manor of Penshurst, Kent.

From his brother-in-law, Nicholas Clifford, he inherited the manor of Sutton Valence, which became his chief residence in Kent. Harper spent much time in the 1540s overseas, was involved in the conquest of Boulogne in 1544. After the town had been won by the English, Harper remained, he was commended by 3rd Duke of Norfolk for his role. He suffered. On 29 December 1544, Harper was elected knight of the shire for Kent; the Parliament next met in November 1545. Expecting a French invasion, Harper was involved in improving the defences of Kent, the English county nearest France, he had some association with John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland, when Mary I of England reclaimed the throne from Jane Grey, she ordered him to come to court and be given a general pardon for any treason he may have been involved in. The next year there was widespread discontent at the Queen's marriage to Philip II of Spain, Harper joined the rebellion led by Thomas Wyatt the younger, he changed sides several times and was imprisoned in the Tower of London, but pardoned without trial on 6 November 1555.

Harper wrote his will on 8 November 1558, naming his second wife, Audrey, as executrix and residuary legatee. He died at his house in the Blackfriars, London. On 12 December he was buried in Ludgate, his widow married George Carleton, died in January 1560. After her death his lands were inherited by William Isley, he had no children. Collinson, Patrick. "Carleton, George". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/37261. French, G. R.. "A Brief Account of Crowhurst Church and Its Monuments". Surrey Archaeological Collections. London: Lowell Reeve & Co. III: 39–62. Retrieved 14 December 2013. Howard, Joseph Jackson, ed.. "The Visitation of Surrey". Surrey Archaeological Collections. London: Wyman & Sons. VI: 326–7. Retrieved 15 December 2013. Will of George Taylor of Lingfield, proved 28 January 1544, PROB 11/30/20, National Archives. Retrieved 15 December 2013 Will of George Carleton of Overstone, proved 16 January 1590, PROB 11/75/14, National Archives. Retrieved 15 December 2013 Will of Sir John Gainsford, proved 29 October 1540, PROB 11/28/264, National Archives.

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