Avro Lancaster PA474 is a four-engined, Second World War era, Avro Lancaster heavy bomber operated by the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight as a tribute to all members of Bomber Command during the Second World War. PA474 is one of only two Lancasters in flying condition in the world, the other being owned and flown by the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. PA474 was built by Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd at its Broughton factory near Chester in 1945 and was to be part of the British Tiger Force for strategic bombing in the Far East. With the end of the war with Japan the aircraft was not needed and PA474 entered storage. With gun turrets removed it was assigned to Photographic Reconnaissance duties with 82 Squadron in East and South Africa. On return from squadron service PA474 was loaned to Flight Refuelling Limited to be used as a pilotless drone. Flight Refuelling used an Avro Lincoln instead and PA474 was transferred to the College of Aeronautics, Bedfordshire to be used for trials on the Handley Page laminar flow wing.
The test wings were mounted vertically above the rear fuselage. In 1964 PA474 came under the control of the Air Historical Branch for possible display in the proposed RAF Museum. During this time the aircraft appeared in The Guns of Navarone. PA474 was stored first at Wroughton and at Henlow after a request in 1965 from 44 Squadron, the Lancaster moved to RAF Waddington for restoration back to wartime standard including refitting the front and rear turrets. PA474 was transferred to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight in 1973. In 1975 a mid-upper turret was fitted. During the winter of 1995 the Lancaster was fitted with a new main spar to extend the flying life. On 7 May 2015, the aircraft suffered a fire in its starboard outer engine. A safe landing was made at RAF Coningsby, it flew again on 12 October 2015 after extensive work to fix the damage caused by the fire to number four engine. It was announced that with the ongoing maintenance, PA474 should still be airworthy until 2065. List of surviving Avro Lancasters Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight page
The Missa brevis, Op. 102, is a Latin mass of short duration composed by Knut Nystedt in 1984. He scored it for a mixed choir a cappella, it was published by Carus-Verlag in 2003. The Norwegian composer Knut Nystedt grew up in a Christian family, where hymns and classical music were part of everyday life. Among 300 choral compositions, which account for three quarters of his works, he wrote several pieces of sacred music, including De Profundis, Op. 54, a 1966 setting of Psalm 130, Immortal Bach for five choirs, based on Bach's "Komm, süßer Tod". He composed the Missa brevis in 1984, it was first published by Roberton Publications in 1985, again by Carus-Verlag in 2003. Nystedt set the complete Latin mass text but in a concise way, he wrote the mass for mixed choir a capella. He structured the text in the usual five movements, which he provided with metronome figures instead of verbal tempo markings: Kyrie Gloria Credo Sanctus – Benedictus Agnus DeiAll parts are divided at times; the Kyrie begins with dissonant tension.
In the Gloria, Nystedt follows the text in complex rhythm. The Credo contrasts the different aspects of the text; the Sanctus begins with chord clusters. Agnus Dei is contemplative and ends in a simple "dona nobis pacem"; the duration is given as 15 minutes. The mass has become popular for church concerts. Parts of it were included in a list of compulsory pieces for a 2018 choir competition. In 2012, it was recorded by the Kuopio Academic Chamber Choir, conducted by Heikki Liimola, as part of the collection Uusi laulu laulakaa of music by Scandinavian composers such as Erkki Tuppurainen and Einojuhani Rautavaara, it was recorded in 2017 by the Deutscher Jugendkammerchor chamber choir as the final part of the collection Nachtschichten, which includes works by Brahms and Reger, Ravel's Trois Chansons and Arvo Pärt's The Deer's Cry. Works for choir knutnystedt.com Knut Nystedt / Missa brevis, for chorus, Op. 102 AllMusic
Gmina Dubicze Cerkiewne is a rural gmina in Hajnówka County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, in north-eastern Poland, on the border with Belarus. Its seat is the village of Dubicze Cerkiewne, which lies 13 kilometres south-west of Hajnówka and 55 km south of the regional capital Białystok; the gmina covers an area of 151.19 square kilometres, as of 2006 its total population is 1,871. Gmina Dubicze Cerkiewne contains the villages and settlements of Czechy Orlańskie, Długi Bród, Dubicze Cerkiewne, Dubicze Tofiłowce, Górny Gród, Istok, Jakubowo, Jodłówka, Koryciski, Krągłe, Nikiforowszczyzna, Pasieczniki Małe, Rutka, Siemiwołoki, Stary Kornin, Werstok, Witowo, Wojnówka and Zabagonie. Gmina Dubicze Cerkiewne is bordered by the gminas of Czyże, Hajnówka and Orla, it borders Belarus. Polish official population figures 2006
The Washington State Senate is the upper house of the Washington State Legislature. The body consists of 49 members, each representing a district with a population of nearly 140,000; the State Senate meets at the Legislative Building in Olympia. As with the lower House of Representatives, state senators serve without term limits, though senators serve four-year terms. Senators are elected from the same legislative districts as House members, with each district electing one senator and two representatives. Terms are staggered so. Like other upper houses of state and territorial legislatures and the federal U. S. Senate, the state senate can confirm or reject gubernatorial appointments to the state cabinet and boards; the Lieutenant Governor of Washington serves as the President of the Senate, but only casts a vote if required to break a tie. In his or her absence, the President Pro Tempore presides over the Senate; the President Pro Tempore is nominated by the majority party caucus and elected by the entire Senate.
The President Pro Tempore is a ceremonial position in the Senate. The primary leaders of the respective caucuses are the majority and minority leaders, which are elected by their respective party caucuses. Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib is constitutionally the President of the Senate; the current President Pro Tempore is Karen Keiser. The Majority leader is Democrat Andy Billig; the Minority Leader is Republican Mark Schoesler. *Sheldon self-identifies as Democrat but has caucused with Republicans since Dec. 10, 2012 †Originally Appointed ^Originally Elected in Special Election #Sworn in early to fill vacant seat Washington State Capitol Washington State Legislature Washington House of Representatives List of Washington state legislatures Washington State Senate Map of Legislative Districts
Fighter Squadron 71 or VF-71 was an aviation unit of the United States Navy. Established as Bombing Squadron 7 on 1 July 1939, it was redesignated as VF-71 on 5 November 1940 and disestablished on 7 January 1943, it was the first US Navy squadron to be designated as VF-71. VF-71 was deployed on board the USS Wasp and in April 1942 supported Operation Calendar to deliver Supermarine Spitfire fighter aircraft to Malta. Wasp was transferred to the Pacific Fleet in June 1942 and supported the invasion of Guadalcanal in August 1942. Many of the squadron's aircraft were lost in the sinking of the Wasp on 15 September 1942; the squadron was land-based at Palikulo Bay Airfield on Espiritu Santo, some supplemented the defense of Guadalcanal as part of the Cactus Air Force. VF-71 scored. History of the United States Navy List of inactive United States Navy aircraft squadrons List of United States Navy aircraft squadrons
Jonathan Sadowski is an American actor. He is best known for his starring role as Josh Xander Kaminski on the Freeform sitcom Young & Hungry, he starred as Henry Goodson in CBS sitcom $#*! My Dad Says. Sadowski had roles as Paul Antonio in the romantic comedy film She's The Man, Trey in the action film Live Free or Die Hard, Wade in the horror film Friday the 13th, Blake in the comedy film The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard. Sadowski was born on November 23, 1979 in Chicago, the son of Marirose and Robert Sadowski. Sadowski first rose to prominence in 2006, with his starring role as Viola Hasting's best friend, Paul Antonio, in the romantic comedy film She's The Man, he subsequently had roles as Trey in the 2007 action thriller Live Free or Die Hard, Wade in the 2009 horror film Friday the 13th, Blake in the 2009 comedy film The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, Paul in the 2012 disaster horror film Chernobyl Diaries, Hemingway in the 2017 drama film Axis. Sadowski had numerous guest starring role in television series, such as NCIS, Chuck.
He starred as Henry Goodson in CBS comedy series $#*! My Dad Says. Sadowski gained further recognition for his starring role as Josh Xander Kaminski on the Freeform sitcom Young & Hungry, which aired from 2014 to 2018. Jonathan Sadowski on IMDb Jonathan Sadowski's video interview with The Futon Critic Jonathan Sadowski Fan Jonathan Sadowski on Twitter