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Autocar (magazine)

Autocar is a weekly British automobile magazine published by the Haymarket Media Group. It was first published in 1895 and refers to itself as "the world's oldest car magazine". There are now several international editions including China, New Zealand and South Africa; the publication was launched as The Autocar by Iliffe and Son Ltd. "in the interests of the mechanically propelled road carriage" on 2 November 1895 when, it is believed, there were only six or seven cars in the United Kingdom. L. J. K. Setright suggests that the magazine was set up by Henry Sturmey as an organ of propaganda for Harry J. Lawson, founder of the Daimler Company and a journalist on the magazine in its early days. Henry Sturmey stood down as editor of The Autocar magazine and left the company in 1901. Autocar claims to have invented the road test in 1928 when it analysed the Austin 7 Gordon England Sunshine Saloon. Autocar has been published weekly throughout its life with only strikes in the 1970s interrupting its frequency.

The magazine's name was changed from The Autocar to Autocar at the start of 1962. In 1988 Autocar absorbed the rival magazine Motor, with which it had done battle on the newsstands since 1903. From the September 7 1988 issue the magazine became Motor, it reverted to Autocar for the September 21 1994 issue. The magazine has scored many firsts in its history including the first full road tests and independent performance tests of the Jaguar XJ220, McLaren F1, the Porsche 911 GT1, it was the first magazine to produce independently recorded performance figures for the Bugatti Veyron, which were published in the 31 May 2006 issue. News -- includes information about still-secret future models. First drives – brief road tests of new models. Group tests – analysis of how a model compares relative to rivals Motorsport – summaries of current racing news, predominantly in Formula 1 and rallying. Road tests – Thorough test and analysis of one new model per issue. In the issue closest to Christmas, Autocar traditionally publishes a "road test" of a more unusual vehicle.

These have included tests of New Routemaster, HMS Ark Royal, HMS Diamond. Used car news Long term car tests New car data In the 1950s, the magazine's sport editor, John Cooper, used Cooper T11 parts to create the Cooper-Alta. Former Autocar writers include Russell Bulgin, Chris Harris, former Top Gear presenter James May. In 1992, May was fired from Autocar after he added an acrostic into the 1992 "Road Test Yearbook". May had to write every review in the issue; each spread featured four reviews and each review started with a big red capital letter known as an initial. May was bored and to alleviate the boredom, he wrote the reviews so the first four spreads would spell the words "ROAD", "TEST", "YEAR" and "BOOK"; the other pages had another acrostic but, not recognizable as it was spread over the rest of the magazine, spelling random letters starting with "SOYO" and "UTHI". After it was published, readers discovered it; this was the one. The message, when punctuated was: "So you think it's good, yeah?

You should try making the bloody thing up. Current Autocar writers include Richard Bremner, used car expert James Ruppert, Editor at Large Matt Prior and Editor in Chief Steve Cropley; the current editor is Mark Tisshaw, a former deputy editor, news editor and reporter for the magazine. Autocar has been licensed to publishers around the world, is now published in sixteen countries outside the United Kingdom, including China, Indonesia, Japan and Vietnam. In June of 2019, Autocar launched a tyre buying website under the name of Autocar Tyres in collaboration with Summit. Autocar official site Autocar India official site Autocar Indonesia official site

Symonston, Australian Capital Territory

Symonston is a industrial and agricultural suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Symonston is named after Sir Josiah Symon a Legislator and one of the Founders of the Constitution of Australia. Located in Symonston are the Periodic Detention Centre and Symonston Temporary Remand Centre and three caravan parks: Canberra South Motor Park, Sundown Village and Narrabundah Longstay Caravan Park. Geoscience Australia has its headquarters in Symonston, as does the Therapeutic Goods Administration; the Symonston area has traditionally been denoted'Broadacre' area by the planning authorities, meaning that it has retained a traditionally rural character with some larger institution uses by the Australian Defence Force and Geoscience Australia. With the release of the Canberra Spatial Plan by the ACT Government, the area and the adjoining Majura Valley has been denoted as an employment corridor centred on Canberra Airport and Fyshwick. Rocks in Symonston are from the Silurian age Mount Painter Volcanics dark grey to green grey dacitic tuff underlies most of Symonston.

Narrabundah Ashstone Member is found in the northern corner near the motor park. Canberra Formation, calcareous shale found to the east of the ashstone. Further to the east and over to Harman is found the dacitic andesite of the Ainslie Volcanics. An unnamed coarse leucogranite has a small out crop east of Jerrabomberra creek. Geoscience Australia is the Australian Government organisation tasked with supplying scientific information and knowledge about the geography and geology of Australia, it has information about the geology of the whole of Australia including Canberra. Symonston residents get preference for: Depending on the address: Forrest Primary or Red Hill Primary Telopea Park School Narrabundah College

Neoptolemus (general)

Neoptolemus was a Macedonian officer who served under Alexander the Great. According to Arrian he belonged to the race of the Aeacidae, so he was related to the family of the kings of Epirus. Neoptolemus is mentioned as serving in the Macedonian royal guards and distinguished himself at the siege of Gaza, 332 BC, of which he was the first to scale the walls. Little has been written about him during the subsequent campaigns of Alexander, however he appears to have earned a reputation as an able soldier. Dexippus lists the satrapy of Carmania. A. G. Roos revised Dexippus' text to assign Carmania to Armenia to Neoptolemus. Pat Wheatley and Waldemar Heckel found this revision to be unlikely to represent the original text, considered it more that the fragment of the text of Dexippus includes a scribal error, as "Neoptolemus" is an easy corruption of "Tlepolemus". Neoptolemus campaigned in Armenia after the death of Alexander, but his official status in this area is unclear. Neoptolemus managed only to create havoc in Armenia, which suggests that he wasn't cooperating with any existing satrap.

As Neoptolemus had a reputation of being restless and unsettled, Perdiccas regarded him with suspicion. So in 321 BC, when Perdiccas set out for Ptolemaic Egypt, he placed Neoptolemus under the command of Eumenes, told to exercise particular vigilance regarding Neoptolemus. Perdiccas' suspicions turned out to be well founded: Neoptolemus entered into correspondence with the hostile Macedonian leaders and Craterus, and, on being ordered by Eumenes to join him with his contingent, refused to comply. In response, Eumenes marched against him, defeated his army, compelled all the Macedonian troops in his service to take the oath of fidelity to Perdiccas. Neoptolemus managed to escape with a small body of cavalry and joined Craterus, whom he persuaded to march against Eumenes, while the latter was still celebrating his victory and unprepared for a fresh attack, but their cautious adversary met his enemies in a pitched battle. During this battle, Neoptolemus commanded the left wing. Smith, William. "article name needed".

Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology