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Ultra high temperature ceramic matrix composite

Ultra-high temperature ceramic matrix composites or Ultra-high Temperature Ceramic Composites are a class of refractory ceramic matrix composites, which aspires to overcome the limits associated with used CMCs in aerospace field as thermal protection systems and rocket nozzles. Carbon fiber reinforced carbon matrix can be used up to 3000 °C because carbon is the element with the highest melting point however C/C are ablative materials which dissipate energy consuming themselves. Carbon fiber reinforced silicon carbide matrix composites and Silicon carbide fiber reinforced silicon carbide matrix composites are considered reusable materials because silicon carbide is a hard material with a low erosion and it forms a silica glass layer during oxidation which prevents further oxidation of inner material. Above a certain temperature starts the active oxidation of silicon carbide matrix to gaseous silicon monoxide loss of protection from further oxidation, which leads the material to an uncontrolled and fast erosion.

For this reason C/SiC and SiC/SiC are used in the range of temperature between 1200° - 1400 °C. On the one hand CMCs are lightweight materials with high strength-to-weight ratio at high temperature, high thermal shock resistance and toughness but suffer of erosion during service. On the other side bulk ceramics made of UHTCs are hard materials which show low erosion above 2000 °C but UHTCS are heavy and suffer of catastrophic fracture and low thermal shock resistance compared to CMCs. Failure is under mechanical or thermo-mechanical loads because of cracks initiated by small defects or scratches; the possibility to obtain reusable components for aerospace field based on UHTC matrix into fiber reinforced composites is still under investigation. The European Commission funded a research project, C3HARME, under the NMP-19-2015 call of Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development in 2016 for the design, development and testing of a new class of ultra-refractory ceramic matrix composites reinforced with silicon carbide fibers and Carbon fibers suitable for applications in severe aerospace environments as possible near-zero ablation thermal protection system materials and for propulsion.

The demand for reusable advanced materials with temperature capability over 2000 °C has growing. Carbon fiber reinforced zirconium boride-based composites obtained by slurry infiltration and sintering has been investigated; the European Commission funded a research project, C3HARME, under the NMP-19-2015 call of Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development in 2016 for the design, development and testing of a new class of ultra-refractory ceramic matrix composites reinforced with silicon carbide fibers and Carbon fibers suitable for applications in severe aerospace environments

Kenkre F.C.

Kenkre Football Club, is a professional football club based in Mumbai, India. They have been one of the famous football clubs in Mumbai, they participate in the I-League 2nd Division. The club is one of the popular football clubs in Mumbai and is known for nurturing young players into skillful and mature players; the Club was founded in 2000 as Kenkre FC under the patronage of former footballer and football coach Sir Adib Kenkre and the CEO of the club Joshua Lewis. Kenkre FC were crowned champions of the Maha League 2010 for the first time in the club's history after defeating Bengal Mumbai FC 3-0 thanks to goals from Nigerian striker Mathew Odje, Francisco Salin and Charanjeet Singh. After achieving this result, Kenkre FC were granted admission into the second-tier of the I-League called the I-League 2nd Division. Kenkre FC made its debut on this national stage by playing in Group B of the I-League 2nd Division in Jamshedpur, between 4–17 April 2011; the club marked its debut by finishing a creditable third on goal difference.

The group of seven teams was topped by Kolkata and Ar-Hima, Meghalaya. As of 4 March 2017Note: Flags indicate national team. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality; as of 6 Feb 2014


Eschatology is a part of theology concerned with the final events of history, or the ultimate destiny of humanity. This concept is referred to as the "end of the world" or "end times"; the word arises from the Greek ἔσχατος eschatos meaning "last" and -logy meaning "the study of", first appeared in English around 1844. The Oxford English Dictionary defines eschatology as "the part of theology concerned with death and the final destiny of the soul and of humankind". In the context of mysticism, the term refers metaphorically to the end of ordinary reality and to reunion with the Divine. Many religions treat eschatology as a future event prophesied in folklore. Most modern eschatology and apocalypticism, both religious and secular, involve the violent disruption or destruction of the world. For example, according to some ancient Hebrew worldviews, reality unfolds along a linear path. Eschatologies vary as to their degree of pessimism about the future. In some eschatologies, conditions are better for some and worse for others, e.g. "heaven and hell".

They vary as to time frames. Groups claiming imminent eschatology are referred to as Doomsday cults. In Bahá' í belief, creation has neither an end. Instead, the eschatology of other religions is viewed as symbolic. In Bahá'í belief, human time is marked by a series of progressive revelations in which successive messengers or prophets come from God; the coming of each of these messengers is seen as the day of judgment to the adherents of the previous religion, who may choose to accept the new messenger and enter the "heaven" of belief, or denounce the new messenger and enter the "hell" of denial. In this view, the terms "heaven" and "hell" are seen as symbolic terms for the person's spiritual progress and their nearness to or distance from God. In Bahá'í belief, the coming of Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith, signals the fulfilment of previous eschatological expectations of Islam and other major religions. Christian eschatology is the study concerned with the ultimate destiny of the individual soul and the entire created order, based upon biblical texts within the Old and New Testament.

Christian eschatology looks to study and discuss matters such as death and the afterlife and Hell, the Second Coming of Jesus, the resurrection of the dead, the Rapture, the Tribulation, the end of the world, the Last Judgment, the New Heaven and New Earth in the world to come. Eschatological passages are found in many places in the Bible, both in the Old and the New Testaments. In the Old Testament, apocalyptic eschatology can be found notably in Isaiah 24–27, Isaiah 56–66, Zechariah 9–14 as well as closing chapters of Daniel, Ezekiel. In the New Testament, applicable passages include Matthew 24, Mark 13, the parable of "The Sheep and the Goats" and in the Book of Revelation—although Revelation occupies a central place in Christian eschatology; the Second Coming of Christ is the central event in Christian eschatology within the broader context of the fullness of the Kingdom of God. Most Christians believe that suffering will continue to exist until Christ's return. There are, various views concerning the order and significance of other eschatological events.

The Book of Revelation is at the core of Christian eschatology. The study of Revelation is divided into four interpretative methodologies or hermeneutics. In the Futurist approach, Revelation is treated as unfulfilled prophecy taking place in some yet undetermined future. In the Preterist approach, Revelation is chiefly interpreted as having prophetic fulfillment in the past, principally the events of the first century CE. In the Historicist approach, Revelation provides a broad view of history, passages in Revelation are identified with major historical people and events; this is view the Jewish scholars held, along with the early Christian church, it was prevalent in Wycliffe's writings, other Reformers such as Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Wesley, Sir Isaac Newton, many others. In the Idealist approach, the events of Revelation are neither past nor future, but are purely symbolic, dealing with the ongoing struggle and ultimate triumph of good over evil. Contemporary Hindu eschatology is linked in the Vaishnavite tradition to the figure of Kalki, the tenth and last avatar of Vishnu before the age draws to a close who will reincarnate as Shiva and dissolve and regenerate the universe.

Most Hindus believe that the current period is the Kali Yuga, the last of four Yuga that make up the current age. Each period has seen successive degeneration in the moral order, to the point that in the Kali Yuga quarrel and hypocrisy are the norm. In Hinduism, time is cyclic, consisting of cycles or "kalpas"; each kalpa lasts 4.1 – 8.2 billion years, one full day and night for Brahma, who in turn will live for 311 trillion, 40 billion years. The cycle of birth, growth and renewal at the individual level finds its echo in the cosmic order, yet is affected by vagaries of divine intervention in Vaishnavite belief; some Shaivites hold the view that Shiva is incessantly creating the world. Islamic eschatology is documented in the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, regarding the Signs of the Day of Judgement; the Prophet's sayings on the subject have been traditionally divided into

Uncle Fester (author)

Uncle Fester is the nom de plume of Steve Preisler, author of such controversial books as Secrets of Methamphetamine Manufacture, Silent Death. Preisler gained underground fame after publishing his first book Secrets of Methamphetamine Manufacture in the early 1980s, he says that he got the nickname "Uncle Fester" from his college years, since he was well known for producing explosives, blowing things up, like the character in The Addams Family. Preisler is an industrial chemist working in an electroplating factory he calls "the rat hole." In his spare time, he writes books. Preisler graduated in 1981 from Marquette University with a Biology degree. Two years he was arrested for methamphetamine possession and was sentenced to probation, he was arrested again in 1984 for methamphetamine charges, put in the Waupun Correctional Institution. He says that the arrest was over a few grams of methamphetamine, but the Drug Enforcement Administration brought back credit card information saying that he had been buying large quantities of ephedrine, a precursor for methamphetamine.

Outraged, Fester borrowed a typewriter from a fellow inmate, began writing the manuscript for Secrets of Methamphetamine Manufacture. Loompanics Unlimited published the book, it was an instant success. Secrets of Methamphetamine Manufacture is now in its eighth edition, it was one of Loompanics' best sellers. The book has information on, it has data on how to synthesize MDMA or MDA, how to synthesize methcathinone by oxidation of ephedrine. It contains syntheses for precursor materials such as phenylacetone, ephedrine and alkyl nitrites. Previous editions of Secrets of Methamphetamine Manufacture have had some criticism: see for example Eleusis v. Fester for discussion between Fester and the past MDMA clandestine chemist Eleusis/Zwitterion. Uncle Fester has since written six other books: Home Workshop Explosives details how the underground chemist can manufacture explosives, it describes manufacture of nitroglycerin as well as syntheses for RDX, ammonium nitrate, acetone peroxide blasting caps, mannitol hexanitrate or nitromannitol, PETN.

It has information on how to purify glycerin, how to synthesize nitric acid with minimal equipment, how to make a fuel-air explosive. One reviewer of Home Workshop Explosives notes that although the chemistry is solid, the chapter on detonation systems "borders on insanity." Silent Death describes routes for manufacturing nerve gases, ricin, phosgene and other poisons. Vest Busters, Fester's smallest book, describes easy methods for manufacturing steel bullets using a lathe and methods of coating them with Teflon. Both velocity and the strength of a bullet's core are the two most significant factors in determining whether a bullet has armor-piercing capabilities. However, coating a bullet with Teflon has no effect on armor penetration, that Fester's statement that "Coating a bullet with Teflon would raise it one level higher" is false; as well, hard armor would render handguns a moot point against the plate anyhow. Practical LSD Manufacture is one of Fester's more famous books, it deals with how one could manufacture a large quantity of LSD.

This book is filled up with most of the hard-to-understand information on LSD syntheses, available. The book has production information for the drug TMA-2, plenty of information about how to isolate lysergic acid from morning glory seeds, other plant material; this work is not without its criticisms: the use of more outdated syntheses from the 1950s and 1960s, lacking the synthesis using POCl3 as a dehydrating reagent in the condensation between diethylamine and lysergic acid. These criticisms are addressed in the third edition of the book. Advanced Techniques of Clandestine Psychedelic & Amphetamine Manufacture, an'add-on' for Secrets of Methamphetamine Manufacture, provides a more advanced method of synthesizing methamphetamine using what is called "The Fester Formula," which describes how to manufacture methamphetamine through an electric synthesis; the book covers many alternative methods for manufacturing phenylacetone and methylamine. One chapter of the book, "A Convenient Tabletop MDA Synthesis," describes an alternative method for synthesizing MDA in a small area such as a dorm room using raney nickel, dangerous.

Bloody Brazilian Knife Fightin' Techniques, his newest book, covers methods for common fighting techniques from Brazil. Here Fester talks about some of his adventures in Brazil with some Brazilian friends and how he learned some lethal techniques in knife fighting. An interview with Fox News it was described as a "flop", Preisler said, "If it's not science, it's not selling. Never go outside of your genre". Preisler was the object of the 40-minute documentary film "Friction", by Robert Ellman, made at a cost of $300,000, whose premiere on Czech Television was cancelled after the September 11 attacks rendered the topic "politically incorrect". Advanced Techniques of Clandestine Psychedelic & Amphetamine Manufacture. ISBN 1-55950-174-X. Home Workshop Explosives, Second Edition. ISBN 0-9701485-4-2. Practical LSD Manufacture. ISBN 1-55950-123-5. Secrets of Methamphetamine Manufacture Sixth Edition with Recipes for MDA, other Psychedelic Amphetamines. ISBN 1-55950-223-1. Silent Death and Expanded Second Edition.

ISBN 0-9701485-3-4. Vest Busters

Greek Catholic Union of the USA

The Greek Catholic Union of the USA is the oldest continuous fraternal benefit society for Rusyn immigrants and their descendants in the United States. Founded as the Greek Catholic Union of Rusyn Brotherhoods in the USA in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on 14 February 1892, it was headquartered for most of the 20th century in the heart of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's steel valley in Homestead. In 1987 it moved to a large tract of land in suburban Pittsburgh near Beaver; the society was formed by the union of fourteen independent Greek Catholic lodges. Its early goals included promoting unity and assistance for its members. A junior division for children 6 to 16 was created in 1906 and a gymnastic branch was created in 1911The order has had a close relationship with the Greek Catholic Church. Many local units, or "Subordinate Lodges", grew out of the Churches parishes and a spiritual advisor is one of the regular officers; this officer takes a pledge in the name of God in the Holy Trinity, the Virgin Mary, St. Nicholas, the Lodges patron saint and all the other saints.

However, there is no fraternal ritual. Membership, in 1979, was limited to members of the Catholic church who were of Rusyn or Slav descent, or the spouse of the same; the maximum age was Sixty five. The Union had a consistent membership of about 50,000 from 1965 to 1979, its current membership is listed as "over 40,000". Its flagship publication was Amerikansky Russky Viestnik. GCU was active politically in the early twentieth century in securing a place for Rusyns in the new nation of Czechoslovakia. GCU opposed the notion that Rusyns are Ukrainians, arguing instead that they are a distinct nationality. GCU membership peaked in the 1920s at over 130,000 in more than 1,000 lodges throughout the United States. In the 21st century, when Rusyn Americans are well integrated into American society, GCU operates as an insurance organization with assets of over $1 billion, it manages Seven Oaks Country Club and a housing development community on its estate. Rusyn Americans Greek Catholic Union of the USA.

Opportunity Realized: The Greek Catholic Union's First One Hundred Years 1892-1992. Beaver: Greek Catholic Union of the USA. ISBN 0-9641001-0-X. Magocsi, Paul Robert and Ivan Pop. Encyclopedia of Rusyn History and Culture. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. ISBN 0-8020-3566-3. Greek Catholic Union of the USA Homepage

Before Armageddon

Before Armageddon: An Anthology of Victorian and Edwardian Imaginative Fiction Published Before 1914 is a collection of stories, including invasion literature, one article, all edited by Michael Moorcock. Published in hardback by W. H. Allen in 1975, it was re-issued as a paperback by Star in 1976; the collection is notable for its introduction by Michael Moorcock. "Introduction" - Michael Moorcock "The Battle of Dorking" - George Tomkyns Chesney "Dr. Trifulgas" - Jules Verne "The Raid of Le Vengeur" - George Griffith "The Great War in England in 1897" - William Le Queux "Life in Our New Century" - W. J. Wintle "The Three Drugs" - E. Nesbit England Invaded, a second collection