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Live foal guarantee

Live foal guarantee is a common provision in horse breeding contracts. It is a form of a warranty offered to the mare owner by the stallion owner, it says that if the mare fails to produce a live foal from the breeding, the stallion owner will breed the same mare again without charging another stud fee. Each specific breeding contract can have different details regarding a live foal guarantee; these are some of the common provisions, some typical details. Defined as one that stands & nurses from the mare unassisted. If the foal miscarries, is stillborn, or is unable to stand & nurse, it is not considered a live foal, the mare owner is entitled to a re-breeding. If the foal does stand after birth and nurses from the mare, it is considered a live foal if it dies soon after; some contracts are more generous, specifying that the foal must survive for at least 12 or 24 hours after first nursing. If the foal survives this long and dies, it was still a live foal, the mare owner is not entitled to a re-breeding.

Some breeding contracts specify that a live foal is a "single live foal", because in some breeds, twins are considered to have no or little value. The re-breeding must take place within the same breeding season, though some breeding contracts extend this to allow it during the next years' breeding season; the re-breeding must be to the same mare. Sometimes the contract allows substitution of a different mare, either under specific circumstances or just upon approval of the stallion owner. Sometimes the breeding contract will specify. If it doesn't, a'reasonable number' is assumed. After 3 unsuccessful tries, the stallion owner will either require substitution of another mare, or will return the stud fee. Or the contract may allow the stallion owner to keep the stud fee after this many tries. Before re-breeding, the stallion owner will require a veterinary report, giving the cause for the problem; this is to ensure that the mare is healthy & able to carry a foal, to check for genetic incompatibilities.

There is no point to re-breeding in such cases, so the stallion owner will allow substitution of another mare, or will return the stud fee. The guarantee applies only to the stud fee, but other incidental expenses, such as mare care & board, shipping costs for AI semen, etc. will have to be paid again by the mare owner. Horse breeding

André Dran

André Dran was a French tenor, whose career was restricted to France and who left several complete opera recordings. Dran appeared at the Paris Opéra-Comique from 1953 to 1970, undertaking roles such as Pomponnet in la Fille de Madame Angot, Antonin in Ciboulette, Nadir in Les Pêcheurs de perles, Beppe in Paillasse, Benoît in Le roi l'a dit, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Alfred in La Chauve-Souris and Jean in Le Jongleur de Notre-Dame. In the 1954 revival of Massenet's Jongleur de Notre-Dame one critic commented that Dran took the leading part "with great charm and intelligence, his voice sounded a little strained at times, but a more sensitive rendering of the role could not be imagined: the juggling tricks and the dances were convincingly performed". Dran appeared in the premieres of Jean-Michel Damase's Colombe at the Bordeaux May Festival in 1961, in a production by Roger Lalande conducted by the composer, La Symphonie Pastorale by Guillaume Landré in Rouen in 1968 conducted by Pierre-Michel Leconte, as the Man in Bondon's La Nuit foudroyée in Metz in 1968, in Goya by Tony Aubin at the Théâtre Municipal de l'Opéra in Lille during the 3rd Festival de Lille in 1974, conducted by the composer.

Dran participated in a rare revival of La Basoche at Enghien-les-Bains Casino in 1958 with Lillie Grandval and Willy Clément conducted by Jésus Etcheverry, a successful production of Delibes's Le Roi l'a dit in Bordeaux and Paris in 1959 with Christine Harbell, Hélène Régelly and Louis Noguéra, in which his Benoit was described as "skilled yet easy-going". He appeared in Fortunio in Enghien-les-Bains in 1957, The Rape of Lucretia in Rouen in 1966, Fra Diavolo in Marseille in 1967, Le Pont des soupirs in Bordeaux in 1969. Among Dran's recordings are La Belle Hélène by Offenbach conducted by Leibowitz, Orphée aux enfers by Offenbach conducted by Leibowitz, L'Heure espagnole by Ravel conducted by Leibowitz, Les Troyens à Carthage by Berlioz conducted by Hermann Scherchen, Louise by Charpentier conducted by Jean Fournet and La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein by Offenbach, conducted by Leibowitz. A live 1971 broadcast of Le Comte de Luxembourg by Franz Lehár, conducted by Adophe Sibert, has been reissued on Naxos.

André Dran married the soprano Monique de Pondeau. He is the father of the tenor Thierry Dran who has a career in European opera houses and recordings and author of Le chant m'a sauvé, his grandson a tenor, is Julien Dran who has appeared in principal roles at the Opéra de Metz, Opéra de Bordeaux and Opéra de Marseille, and, a winner at the Paris Opera Awards in 2013

Bingham Township, Hancock County, Iowa

Bingham Township is one of sixteen townships in Hancock County, Iowa, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 487. Bingham Township was organized in 1878. Bingham is the name of John Bingham, a pioneer settler, native of England. According to the United States Census Bureau, Bingham Township covers an area of 35.36 square miles. Woden Grant Township, Winnebago County Linden Township, Winnebago County Crystal Township Britt Township Orthel Township Wesley Township, Kossuth County Buffalo Township, Kossuth County German Township, Kossuth County The township contains these three cemeteries: Bingham Township, Christian Reformed and Immanuel Lutheran Church. Iowa Highway 111 Titonka Consolidated School District Woden-Crystal Lake Community School District Iowa's 4th congressional district State House District 11 State Senate District 6 United States Census Bureau 2008 TIGER/Line Shapefiles United States Board on Geographic Names United States National Atlas US-Counties.com City-Data.com

The Dalmarnock fire tests

The Dalmarnock fire tests are a series of fire experiments that were conducted in a real high-rise building in the United Kingdom. In 2006, the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, conducted this series of large-scale fire tests in a high-rise building in collaboration with the BBC series Horizon, EPSRC, Glasgow Housing Association, Strathclyde Fire Brigade, Glasgow Caledonian University, Lion TV, Arup, BRE, Xtralis and Powerwall Systems Ltd, among other contributors; the building, a 23-storey reinforced-concrete tower located at 4 Millerfield Place in Dalmarnock, was scheduled for demolition and hence was evacuated of tenants. Three main experiments were conducted over two days, from 25 to 26 July 2006. Tests One and Two took place in identical flats, the main compartment of, fitted with regular living room and office furniture, arranged to provide conditions that favour repeatability. Test Three was a smaller smoke management experiment held in one of the two main emergency exit stairwells.

Tests One and Two were instrumented with a high sensor density, including measurements of temperature, incident heat, gas velocities, smoke obscuration, wall temperature and structure deflection, among others. The tests varied in that Test One allowed the fire to develop to post-flashover conditions, while Test Two incorporated sensor-informed ventilation management and was extinguished before post-flashover conditions were attained. Both tests had 300 sensors monitoring several different characteristics of the fire environment, but Test One had about 160 additional sensors monitoring the structural response; these experiments endeavoured to establish a monitored fire in a realistic residential scenario, allowing for several different modern fire safety engineering tools to be tested. The comprehensive set of data collected is being used for validation of different mathematical models of fire dynamics; because the data has a spatial resolution high enough to be comparable to typical resolutions of CFD fire models, the tests are specially well suited for validation of this type of models.

The tests form an integral part of the research conducted for the FireGrid research project, that is, the development of emergency control systems that use continuous sensor data and computer modelling, to provide forecast of the fire evolution and aid the efficient deployment of resources. Analysis of the copious amounts of test data collected will take several years to complete. There has been significant dissemination activities of the findings to date in the form of several related journal and conference papers; the book, entitled The Dalmarnock Fire Tests: Experiments and Modelling, comprises material covering characterisation and comparison of both the Test One and Test Two fires. The overall aim of the Dalmarnock fire tests is to improve understanding of how building fire emergencies can be handled in the most effective manner, while providing further insights into the fundamentals of compartment fire dynamics and fire-induced structural behaviour. Fire test BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering FireGrid Project "Skyscraper Fire Fighters", aired 24 April 2007 on BBC Two "Glasgow tower block to shed light on 9/11 fire", The Scotsman Digital collection of papers on The Dalmarnock Fire Tests at the Edinburgh Research Archive

Michael Brandon (pornographic actor)

Michael Brandon is an American, pornographic actor and director who specializes in gay pornography. He has had his own subdivision at Raging Stallion called "Monster Bang" and has participated in some charitable efforts. Brandon helped set up Raging Stallion Studios and has stated that he started in porn after answering an ad in Frontiers magazine, he began his career in porn in the late 1980s as a young man, but he fell into drugs and prison and did not return until 1999. He directed and wrote Passport to Paradise. Brandon appeared in nearly 200 films between 1999 and 2006, he directed his own line of films known as the "MonsterBang videos", he has engaged in what appeared to be a busy escorting career, documented on his website and on an online escort review site. Brandon won the "Performer of the Year" at the 2001 GayVN Awards and tied for that same award in 2002 with Colton Ford. At the 2002 Adult Erotic Video Awards, he was named, with Chad Hunt, as "Best Performers". Brandon was added to the "Grabby Wall of Fame" in 2003 and received a "Surprise Award" Grabby for "Hottest Cock" in 2005.

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