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Basset Fauve de Bretagne

The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is a short-legged hunting breed of dog of the scent hound type from Brittany, a historical kingdom of France. The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is a smallish hound, built along the same lines as the Basset Hound, but lighter all through and longer in the leg. Wire-coated, the coat is harsh to the touch, red-wheaten or fawn, he measures 32 – 38 cm in height and weighs between 36 - 40 lbs but due to the old, no longer permitted, practice of registering mixed litters of Griffon and Basset Fauves sometimes a litter of bassets will produce a long legged dog more akin to the Griffon. They have dense fur which may require stripping. Although their coat repels dirt and does not mat they still require weekly combing and brushing; the hair on the ears is shorter and darker than that on the coat. The ears just should be pleated, they should ideally no crook on the front legs. The French standard says these are the shortest backed of all the basset breeds so they do not appear as exaggerated as the British Basset.

There is only one completed health survey of Basset Fauve de Bretagnes, a 2004 UK Kennel Club survey with a small sample size. The French Basset Fauve de Bretagne kennel club, Club du Fauve de Bretagne, is conducting a health survey, but the questionnaire asks owners about all of their dogs collectively and does not ask about longevity; the UK Club is planning a new, in depth health survey to be run late 2012 early 2013 in the hope that the longevity can be more represented. Based on a small sample size of 15 deceased dogs, Basset Fauve de Bretagnes in the 2004 UK Kennel Club survey had a median longevity of 10.4 years, a typical median longevity for purebred dogs, but a little low compared to other breeds of similar size. Most common causes of death were road traffic accidents, heart failure, kidney failure; the high incidence of road traffic accidents may be blamed on this dog's love of the scent. Many pet Basset Fauves go AWOL when they find a scent and this character trait is something an owner must never forget.

Basset Fauves can be trained well in a controlled environment, but training is forgotten once a fresh rabbit trail is found. Among 84 live dogs in the 2004 UKC survey, the most common health issues noted by owners were reproductive and ocular; the breed was developed in France as a hunting dog from the larger Grand Fauve de Bretagne, a breed, now extinct. There was a rumour that the Basset Fauve de Bretagne was close to extinction after the Second World War, the breed was recreated using the remaining examples of the breed and crossing in Great Blue Heron and standard wirehaired Dachshunds. However, the French club denies this, says that Basset Fauve numbers were never so low; the middle-sized breed, the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne still exists, but it is rarer than the Basset Fauve. The breed in the UK is seen as a show dog and family pet coming off the Kennel Club's rare breed register in 2007, it can be found in other parts of Europe where it is used to scent trail and as a family pet. They are loving, outgoing dogs and are good with children, but it must be remembered that they are scenthounds and do retain their love of the hunt, so they may not suit every family.

In the UK the breed has no hereditary faults. Some Basset Fauves are born with black in the coat, it is less common to see them with white patches, but when they do occur, it is confined to the chest and top of the head. However though the black ticking and white patches are not accepted colours, of course it does not interfere with their hunting ability, their prime job, so these coloured Basset Fauves are still seen and occur often in litters; the correct colour for a Basset Fauve is anything from fawn to red, but it should be solid with darker shaded ears. The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is a neat-looking hound, free from exaggeration and lively and friendly, he is agile enough to trouble any rabbit he scents. Where the Basset Fauve de Bretagne is still used for hunting, it is either singly or in pairs; the Basset Fauve de Bretagne became established as a distinct breed early in the 19th century and were introduced to the UK in 1983, their cheerful disposition has earned them a good many friends.

Overall a sound dog, they do not appear to suffer from any particular hereditary defects. However, like all hounds they are of an independent turn of mind, early training in puppyhood will reap dividends later, it is never realistic to expect a hound to be obedient, as they have their own agenda much of the time, but they should become cooperative. The coat is easy to care for; this is not a difficult task. A cheerful and equable breed, the Basset Fauve de Bretagne is of a size to make a handy housedog, though he has a great taste for exercise and enjoys getting out into the fields. Most Basset Fauve de Bretagnes can be understood because their eyes are clear and their ears turn out when they are nervous or unsure. Griffon Fauve de Bretagne Basset Bleu de Gascogne Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen Petit Ba

Wendover Air Force Base

Wendover Air Force Base is a former United States Air Force base in Utah now known as Wendover Airport. During World War II, it was a training base for B-24 bomber crews, it was the training site of the 509th Composite Group, the B-29 unit that carried out the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. After the war, Wendover was used for gunnery range and as a research facility, it was closed by the Air Force in 1969, the base was given to Wendover City in 1977. Tooele County, assumed ownership of the airport and base buildings in 1998, the County continues to operate the airfield as a public airport. A portion of the original bombing range is now the Utah Test and Training Range, used extensively by the Air Force with live fire targets on the range. Wendover Air Force Base's history began in 1940, when the United States Army began looking for additional bombing ranges; the area near the town of Wendover was well-suited to these needs. Though isolated, the area was served by the Western Pacific Railroad, many of its citizens were employed by the railroad.

Construction of the base began on 20 September 1940 and on the range on 4 November 1940. Wendover Air Base became a subpost of Fort Douglas in Salt Lake City on 29 July 1941. By that time a total of 1,822,000 acres had been acquired for the base and associated gunnery/bombing range 86 miles long and 18 to 36 miles wide. Ranchers protested the loss of their grazing land, which they claimed would wipe them out and cost the state of Utah $1.5 million annually. They took their complaints to Governor Henry Hooper Blood, but the War Department pressed on with the development of the bombing range; the first military contingent arrived on 12 August 1941. To provide water, a pipeline was run from a spring on Pilot Peak to the base. With the entrance of the United States into World War II, Wendover Field took on greater importance, it was gunnery range. On March 1942 the Army Air Force activated Wendover Army Air Field and assigned the research and development of guided missiles, pilotless aircraft, remotely controlled bombs to the site.

The new base was serviced by the Ogden Air Depot at Hill Field. In April 1942, the Wendover Sub-Depot was activated and assumed technical and administrative control of the field, under the Ogden Air Depot; the Wendover Sub-Depot was tasked to requisition and issue all Army Air Forces property for organizations stationed at Wendover Field for training. By late 1943 there were 17,500 military personnel at Wendover. Construction at the base continued for most of the war, including three 8,100-foot paved runways, taxiways, a 300,000-square-foot ramp, seven hangars. By May 1945 the base consisted of 668 buildings, including a 300-bed hospital, swimming pool, chapel, bowling alley, two movie theatres, 361 housing units for married officers and civilians. Wendover's mission was to train heavy bomb groups; the training of Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and Consolidated B-24 Liberator groups began in April 1942, with the arrival of the 306th Bomb Group flying B-17s. From March 1942 through April 1944, Wendover AAF hosted twenty newly formed B-17 and B-24 groups during one phase of their group training.

The Second Air Force organized bombardment training into three phases. In the first, training focused on the individual crew members. In the second, training involved the whole crew; the third and final phase saw the group's crews training together, with formation flying and practice combat missions. Until the end of 1943, each phase of training was conducted at a different base. Heavy Bomb Groups Trained at Wendover Army Air Base In April 1944, the role of Wendover Army Air Base changed with the arrival from Louisiana of P-47 fighters of the 72nd Fighter Wing; the program ended in September. In June 1943, preparations began for the operational use of atomic bombs. Although not as suitable for the atomic mission as the British Avro Lancaster with its cavernous 33-foot bomb bay, Major General Leslie R. Groves, Jr. the director of the Manhattan Project, General Henry H. Arnold, the Chief of United States Army Air Forces, wanted to use an American plane, if this was at all possible, so the Boeing B-29 Superfortress was chosen though it required substantial modification.

The modification project was codenamed Silverplate, but this codename came to identify the training and operational aspects of the program as well. Arnold selected Lieutenant Colonel Paul Tibbets, an officer with a distinguished combat record in Europe and North Africa, who had expert knowledge of the B-29 as one of its test pilots, to form and train a group to deliver atomic bombs. Tibbets chose the Wendover over Great Bend and Mountain Home, Idaho, as the location for his training program, it was remote, good for secrecy and security, but within reasonable distance by air from the Manhattan Project's Site Y, at Los Alamos, New Mexico, the Salton Sea Naval Auxiliary Air Station, where bombing tables for the mission would be prepared. The base was given the code name "Kingman", became the Manhattan Project's Site K; the activity to assemble and flight test prototype bombs was named "Project W-47". On 14 September 1944, the 393d Bomb Squadron arrived at Wendover from its former base at Fairmont Army Air Base, N


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Lanescot is a village in Cornwall, United Kingdom. It is in a former mining area, about four miles east-northeast of St Austell and four miles west-northwest of Fowey; the Saints' Way long distance footpath passes through Lanescot. Lanescot is recorded in the Domesday Book as Lisnestoch; the manor was held by Richard from Count of Mortain. There was land for 5 ploughs. There were 2 ploughs, 2 serfs, 4 smallholders, 1 acre of woodland, 20 acres of pasture, 4 cattle, 2 pigs, 40 sheep and 12 goats; the value of the manor was 10 shillings though it had been worth 15 shillings. A company to work the Fowey Consols Mine was formed in 1813, it was purchased in 1822 by others. By the 1840s 1,800 workers were employed and the mine had seven large engines and 13 waterwheels supplied with water from Molinnis Moors more than 4 miles to the northwest by a leat and Treffry's aqueduct at Luxulyan. By 1867 the working of the mine had finished; as of 1972 suggestions had been made that the engine house built for the 80 in pumping engine should be preserved.

The Fowey Consols Mine was the 3rd greatest copper mine in Cornwall. Media related to Lanescot at Wikimedia Commons Media related to Minerals of Fowey Consols at Wikimedia Commons

Jack Noseworthy

Jack Evan Noseworthy Jr. is an American actor, whose most visible movie roles were in Event Horizon, U-571, Barb Wire and Killing Kennedy. Noseworthy was born in Lynn and graduated from Lynn English High School in 1982 and attended Boston Conservatory, where he earned a BFA, he appeared in Bon Jovi's music video "Always", with Carla Gugino and Keri Russell. He co-starred with Meryl Streep in the Public Theater's 2006 production of Mother Courage and Her Children, he starred in a short-lived MTV drama series, Dead at 21. In December 2005, he originated the role of Armand in the musical Lestat during its pre-Broadway run at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco, but left the production during its first week of previews, he is the only male actor to play Peter Pan on Broadway, in the revue Jerome Robbins' Broadway. Noseworthy made his debut as a nightclub performer in September 2006 at the Metropolitan Room in New York City in "You Don't Know Jack!". He appeared in a Burbank musical at the Colony Theater, No Way To Treat A Lady, a musical version of the cult film of the same name, written by Douglas J. Cohen, which opened on April 18, 2009.

In 2013, Noseworthy played Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy in Killing Kennedy, a made-for-television movie aired on National Geographic Channel. Noseworthy is gay and has been in a relationship with choreographer Sergio Trujillo since 1990, they married in 2011. Noseworthy and Trujillo have a son born in 2018. Jack Noseworthy on IMDb

Armada 2526

Armada 2526 is a 4X science fiction computer strategy game developed by British studio Ntronium Games, released in North America on November 17, 2009. Armada 2526 is an example of the space opera genre, is the spiritual successor of the game Armada 2525, released by Interstel in 1991. Armada 2526 puts players in charge of a fledgling galactic empire, they must attempt to explore the galaxy and expand their territory, while trying to destroy rival empires; the gameplay is a hybrid of turn-based and real-time time-keeping systems, players can use military, diplomatic and technological means to further their empires. The game received mixed reviews from critics. Ntronium released an expansion pack for the game, titled Armada 2526: Supernova, which enabled online multiplayer play. Supernova includes two new alien races, new hazards, an updated trade mechanic, more researchable technologies; the fundamental gameplay mechanic of Armada 2526 is 4X, an abbreviation of explore, expand and exterminate.

Players must explore the galaxy, expand their empire, exploit the various resources to be found, exterminate their rivals. The game uses elements of both turn-based and real-time time-keeping systems, there are no set battles, there are multiple paths that players can take to victory. Games last for an arbitrary amount of time, set at the beginning of the game; the conditions for victory vary depending on the race. Some races focus on the happiness of their citizens, others focus on developing technology, yet others focus on population. There are four different game scenarios that players can choose from, each with a different size of randomly generated game map; these game maps can contain anywhere from two to seventeen civilizations. Most of Armada 2526 takes place in 2D, with the main star map and battle sequences taking place on 2D planes. However, it is possible to view the battles from a 3D perspective. Exploration is carried out on the main star map, players can use an Ark Ship to travel to new worlds and colonize them.

As well as colonization, players can expand their empires by contacting alien colonies, by making alliances with other empires, through building, by military means. The spaceships that the player can use in battle include small scout ships, medium-sized corvettes and large dreadnoughts and carriers. Players are responsible for the economic upkeep of their colonies, they can set the tax and migration policies for them; the population of colonies is a concern for the player, it is possible to supplement a colony's population by transporting more people from other worlds. These processes can be automated. Diplomacy in Armada 2526 includes the ability to form defensive alliances. There are some unusual technologies that players can research in the game. In addition to items such as spaceships and shields, players can develop such technologies as bio-engineered squid hyperdrive ships, psychic civilians that can detect enemy warships in space above their planets. Armada 2526 received mixed reviews from critics, resulting in an accumulative average score of 66 out of 100 according to review aggregator Metacritic.

Game Zone's Mike Splechta praised the game's accessibility and replay value, but criticised its graphics as "just not up to today's standards". Simon Priest's review in Strategy Informer was positive overall, but he criticized the game's user interface, calling it "the weak link in the chain". James Allen of Out of Eight, on the other hand, praised the "informative" user interface, as well as the size of the randomized maps, the computer control of colonies, the AI opponents, the diversity of the victory conditions. However, he criticized the lack of online multiplayer play in the original version, called the combat "bland", the diplomacy "generic", said that Armada "lacks the'hook' of more robust offerings". Adam Solo's review in Space Strategy Games Sector called Armada 2526 "a solid game", but said that "it may not be for everybody", noting that this is in line with Ntronium's target of hardcore strategy fans, he praised the developers for their continuous improvement of the game. Official website