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DAF Trucks

DAF Trucks is a Dutch truck manufacturing company and a division of Paccar. Its headquarters and main plant are in Eindhoven. Cabs and axle assemblies are produced at its Westerlo plant in Belgium; some of the truck models sold with the DAF brand are designed and built by Leyland Trucks at its Leyland plant in England. In 1928, Hubert "Hub" van Doorne founded the company as Commanditaire Vennootschap Hub van Doorne's Machinefabriek, his co-founder and investor was A. H. Huenges, managing director of a brewery. Van Doorne had repaired Huenges' car several times, Huenges, pleased with his work, offered to finance him in business. Hub started to work in a small workshop on the grounds of the brewery. In 1932, the company, by run by Hub and his brother, Wim van Doorne, changed its name to Van Doorne's Aanhangwagen Fabriek, abbreviated to DAF. Huenges left the company in 1936 and the DAF company was completely in the hands of the van Doorne brothers. DAF developed the Trado conversions to convert 4×2 Ford trucks to an off-road 6×4 drive.

One of DAF's few armoured vehicles, the M39 Pantserwagen, used developments of this Trado drivetrain. M39 production came too late for World War II - in the invasion of the Netherlands only three saw combat. After World War II luxury cars and lorries were scarce; this meant a big opportunity for DAF. In 1949, the company started making lorries and buses, changing its name to Van Doorne's Automobiel Fabriek; the first lorry model was the DAF A30. Through the 1950s, DAF was a major supplier to the re-equipping of the Dutch Army's softskin vehicles, with models such as the DAF YA-126 and DAF YA-328'Dikke Daf'; these used the all-wheel drive H-drive developed from the Trado conversions. In the end of 1954, Hub van Doorne had the idea to use belt drive, just like many of the machines in the factory that were belt-driven, to drive road vehicles. In 1955, DAF produced its first drafts of a car belt drive system. Over the next few years, the design was refined. In February 1958, DAF demonstrated a small belt driven four seater car at the Dutch car show.

The public reaction was positive and 4000 cars were ordered. In 1959, DAF started selling the world's first car with a continuously variable transmission, the small four seater DAF 600; this was the first of a series of models to be released in subsequent years, including the DAF 33, DAF 44, DAF 55 and DAF 66, all using the innovative Variomatic transmission system. In 1967, DAF opened a new plant in Born for car production; the 44 was the first model to be produced there. In 1972, International Harvester of Chicago bought a 33 % stake in DAF; this agreement lasted until 1981. DAF sold its passenger car division, along with what is now the Nedcar factory in Born, in 1975 to the Swedish company Volvo Cars, leaving DAF to concentrate on its successful line of lorries. In 1987, DAF merged with the Leyland Trucks division of Rover Group, in June 1989 was floated on the Dutch and London Stock Exchanges as DAF NV; the new company traded as Leyland DAF in the United Kingdom, as DAF elsewhere. DAF Bus was split off in 1990 to become a part of United Bus.

Following difficulties in the British market, After DAF NV was placed in administration in February 1993, the Dutch operations were sold in a management buyout with the business branded DAF Trucks. In October 1996 Paccar acquired DAF Trucks. DAF Trucks and Leyland Trucks were rejoined in June 1998, when Paccar acquired Leyland Trucks. On 9 January 2012, Paccar installed the cornerstone of the new plant in the city of Ponta Grossa, in the state of Paraná, Brazil. DAF now has a net worth of 1.7 Billion dollars The first passenger car, the DAF 600, was presented to the public in February 1958. It featured unitary steel construction, with a front mounted, air cooled two cylinder boxer engine driving the rear wheels through a centrifugal clutch and the Variomatic CVT transmission; the way this was constructed eliminated the need for a differential, with the drivebelts taking up the difference of speed in turns. This acted as a limited slip differential; the car had independent suspension all round, with MacPherson struts and a transverse leaf spring at the front, a coil sprung semi trailing arm design at the rear.

The first 600s rolled off the production line in the following year. The next model was the 750. DAF produced a more luxurious type called the Daffodil, divided into three models assigned the numbers DAF 30, DAF 31 and DAF 32; the designation 32 was changed to 33 upon the 1966 release of the 44, a larger middle class vehicle designed by Giovanni Michelotti. The 44 featured a new design aesthetically as well as mechanically, but was of the same layout as the "A type's", with the main difference being its 850 cc two cylinder engine, its full swingaxle rear axle design as opposed to the A type semi trailing arms; the 1968 DAF 55 carried a bigger water cooled 1,108 cc OHV four cylinder engine derived from the Renault 8 Cleon engine. Its body design was altered from the 44 by a new front which accommodated the longer engine and radiator, bigger taillights, a more plush interior; the front suspension was changed from a transverse leaf spring to MacPherson struts with torsion springs and an antiroll bar.

The DAF 66 was introduced as a successor to the 55. It featured new, boxy styling of the front, a new rear axle design; the two drive belts now powered a differential, the axle was changed from a swingaxle design to a leaf sprung de Dion axle. It was a major improvement over t

McQueen McIntosh

McQueen McIntosh was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida. Born in 1822, near Darien, Georgia, McIntosh read law, he was a planter in Florida. He entered private practice in Jacksonville, Florida from 1850 to 1586. McIntosh was nominated by President Franklin Pierce on February 27, 1856, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida vacated by Judge Isaac H. Bronson, he was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 11, 1856, received his commission the same day. His service terminated on January 1861, due to his resignation. Following his resignation from the federal bench, McIntosh served as a Judge of the Confederate District Court for the District of Florida starting in 1861, he died on June 1868, in Pensacola, Florida. McQueen McIntosh at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center

Tea and Sympathy (film)

Tea and Sympathy is a 1956 American drama film and an adaptation of Robert Anderson's 1953 stage play of the same name directed by Vincente Minnelli and produced by Pandro S. Berman for MGM in Metrocolor; the music score was by the cinematography by John Alton. Deborah Kerr, John Kerr and Leif Erickson re-created their original stage roles. In the cast were Edward Andrews, Darryl Hickman, Norma Crane, Tom Laughlin, Dean Jones. Seventeen-year-old Tom Robinson Lee, a new senior at a boy's prep school, finds himself at odds with the machismo culture of his class in which the other boys love sports, fantasize about girls, worship their coach, Bill Reynolds. Tom prefers classical music, reads Candida, goes to the theater, seems to be more at ease in the company of women; the other boys torment Tom for his "unmanly" qualities and call him "sister boy," and he is treated unfeelingly by his father, Herb Lee, who believes a man should be manly and that his son should fit in with the other boys. Only Al, his roommate, treats Tom with any decency, perceiving that being different is not the same as being unmasculine.

This growing tension is observed by wife of the coach. The Reynoldses are Tom's and Al's house master and mistress. Laura tries to build a connection with the young man inviting him alone to tea, falls in love with him, in part because of his many similarities to her first husband John, killed in World War II; the situation escalates when Tom is goaded into visiting the local prostitute Ellie to dispel suspicions about his sexuality, but things go badly. His failure to lose his virginity causes him to attempt suicide in the woman's kitchen, his father arrives from the city to meet with the dean about Tom's impending expulsion, having been alerted to Tom's raffish intentions by a classmate. Assuming his son's success, he boasts of his son's sexual triumph and time-honored leap into manhood until the Reynoldses inform him otherwise. Laura goes in search of Tom and finds him where he goes to ruminate, near the golf course's sixth tee, she tries to comfort him, counseling that he'll have a wife and family some day, but he's inconsolable.

She starts to leave returns and takes his hand, they kiss, she says, "Years from now, when you talk about this, you will, be kind." Ten years into the future the adult Tom, now a successful writer and married, returns to his prep school. The final scene shows Tom visiting his old house master to ask after Laura. Bill tells him that, last he's heard, she's out west somewhere but he has a note from her to him, which she enclosed in her last letter to her ex-husband. Tom opens it outside and learns that she wrote it after reading his published novel, derived from his time at the school and their relationship. After their moment of passion, she tells him, she had no choice but to leave her husband, and, as Tom wrote in his book, "the wife always kept her affection for the boy." Deborah Kerr as Laura Reynolds John Kerr as Tom Robinson Lee Leif Erickson as Bill Reynolds Edward Andrews as Herb Lee Darryl Hickman as Al Norma Crane as Ellie Martin Dean Jones as Ollie Jacqueline deWit as Lilly Sears Tom Laughlin as Ralph Ralph Votrian as Steve Steven Terrell as Phil Kip King as Ted Jimmy Hayes as Henry Richard Tyler as Roger Don Burnett as Vic Robert Anderson, the author of the play, was the screenwriter of the film.

Due to the Motion Picture Production Code homosexuality is not mentioned in the film version. In 1956 Bob Thomas of the Associated Press wrote that "many said could never be made into a movie." Deborah Kerr, the leading actress, said that the screenplay "contains all the best elements of the play. After all, the play was about the persecution of a minority, wasn't it? That still remains the theme of the film." The story's climax is written to be in a "sylvan glade" while in the original play it takes place in the dormitory room of the student. Bosley Crowther gave a positive review and felt the movie was faithful to the play despite obvious Motion Picture Production Code alterations. Crowther felt the post-script with "an apologetic letter from the'fallen woman' " was "preachy prudish and unnecessary" and recommended that cinemagoers leave after the line "Years from now, when you talk about this—and you will—be kind."Deborah Kerr said in regard to the screenplay that "I think Robert Anderson has done a fine job."The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists: 2002: AFI's 100 Years...100 Passions – Nominated 2005: AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes: Laura Reynolds: "Years from now, when you talk about this -- and you will -- be kind."

– Nominated According to MGM records, the film earned $2,145,000 in the US and Canada and $1.3 million elsewhere resulting in a loss of $220,000. List of American films of 1956Gerstner, David. "The Production and Display of the Closet: Making Minnelli's Tea and Sympathy." Film Quarterly 50.3: 13-26. Tea and Sympathy at the Internet Broadway Database Tea and Sympathy on IMDb Tea and Sympathy at AllMovie Tea and Sympathy at the TCM Movie Database Tea and Sympathy at the American Film Institute Catalog

Roger Filgate

Roger Filgate is an American guitarist, most noted for his work with Wishbone Ash. Prior to playing with Brit-rockers Wishbone Ash, Filgate played on various gig circuits across the United States before meeting Andy Powell in a music store in Connecticut; this 1992 meeting led to Filgate joining the band full-time in 1994 as guitarist/songwriter for their regarded 1996 studio album Illuminations and subsequent tours resulting in the albums Live in Geneva, compilation albums The Best of Wishbone Ash, Distillation. Filgate left Wishbone Ash in December 1997 and pursued a career in a Beatles tribute band Twist and Shout, along with ex-Wishbone Ash bassist Tony Kishman, until leaving in 2000; the new millennium ushered in Filgate's various original bands, with live performances and album releases from Cinema, Universal Language, Blast Room, Rock is Dead, a special guest appearance on legendary singer Chubby Checker's single Knock Down The Walls, featuring a notable guitar solo by Filgate. In 2008, Filgate became established as a solo artist with his acclaimed instrumental album Worlds Within.

Several songs have appeared as soundtrack music for major networks including A&E's'Gene Simmons Family Jewels' and'World of Cars' from Disney/Pixar resulting in sales and web play in more than twenty countries worldwide. Additional solo releases from Filgate include Letting Go, The Epic Singles, 2, a collection of works titled Progressive Collective. Filgate's guitar work appeared once again on a Top 40 single from Chubby Checker called Changes in 2013; the Song was released on Produced by the hill & hifi, aka. Mike Rogers and Gary Lefkowith. Another solo release Whistle-Stop soon followed. Filgate composed and contributed a song called Strange How Things Come Back Around in 2014 for the album Blue Horizon by his former band Wishbone Ash. Most for the summer of 2015 is the newly released epic instrumental track Pink Flamenco

Ruel Vernal

Ruel Vernal is a Filipino actor. He was known for portraying villain roles in many famous Philippine movies. 1971 - Asedillo 1974 - Ang Pinakamagandang Hayop sa Balat ng Lupa 1976 - Insiang 1978 - Juan Tapak 1979 - Roberta 1980 - Pompa 1980 - Angela Markado 1982 - Brother Ben 1982 - Cain at Abel 1983 - Roman Rapido 1983 - Kapag Buhay Ang Inutang 1985 - Sa Dibdib Ng Sierra Madre 1985 - Baun Gang 1985 - Calapan Jailbreak 1986 - Iyo ang Tondo Kanya ang Cavite 1986 - Mabuhay Ka Sa Baril 1986 - Magnum Muslim. 357 1986 - No Return, No Exchange 1986 - Kamagong 1986 - Halimaw 1986 - Kapitan Pablo: Cavite's Killing Fields 1986 - Captain Barbell 1986 - Gabi Na Kumander 1987 - Vigilante 1987 - Boy Tornado 1988 - Kumakasa, Kahit Nag-iisa 1988 - Boy Negro 1988 - Ompong Galapong 1988 - Sheman: Mistress of the Universe 1988 - Savage Justice 1988 - Alyas Boy Life 1988 - Eagle Squad 1989 - Long Ranger and Tonton 1989 - Moises Platon 1989 - Impaktita 1989 - Hindi Pahuhuli ng Buhay 1989 - Uzi Brothers 1989 - Gawa Na Ang Bala Para Sa Akin 1989 - Joe Pring: Manila Police Homicide 1990 - Sgt.

Clarin 1990 - Bad Boy 1990 - Apo, Kingpin Ng Maynila 1990 - May Isang Tsuper Ng Taxi 1991 - Dudurugin Kita Ng Bala Ko 1991 - Noel Juico 16, Batang Kriminal 1991 - Pretty Boy Hoodlum 1992 - Grease Gun Gang 1992 - Dito Sa Pitong Gatang 1992 - Pat. Omar Abdullah: Pulis Probinsiya 1993 - Enteng Manok, Tari Ng Quiapo 1993 - Masahol Pa Sa Hayop 1994 - Hindi Pa Tapos Ang Laban 1994 - Chinatown 2: The Vigilantes 1995 - Alfredo Lim, Batas Ng Maynila 1996 - Kristo 1996 - Hagedorn 1996 - Sandata 1998 - Buhawi Jack 1999 - Black Gun Team 2001 - Oras Na Para Lumaban 2001 - Masikip Na Ang Mundo Mo 2001 - Eksperto: Ako Ang Huhusga 2003 - Dayo 1982 - Red Horse Beer 1983 - Red Horse Beer 1983 - Red Horse Beer 1983 - Red Horse Beer 1988-1989 - Standard Electric Fan Ruel Vernal on IMDb

Augustus Kilty

Rear Admiral Augustus Henry Kilty was a United States Navy officer who served during the Civil War. Born at Annapolis, Kilty was appointed midshipman on July 4, 1821, he served in the frigate Constellation in the West India Squadron from 1827 in the frigate Hudson in the Brazil Squadron from 1829. Kilty was promoted to passed midshipman on April 28, 1832, served aboard the schooner Grampus in the West India Squadron in 1832-34, he was commissioned as a lieutenant on September 6, 1837, served on the sloop John Adams in the East India Squadron, taking part in Commodore George Reid's operations in defense of American merchantmen at Quallah Batto in 1839. He served on the frigates Columbus and United States in the Mediterranean Squadron between 1843 and 1848. In 1850 he was stationed on the receiving ship at New York, was at Baltimore a year returning to New York in 1855. Kilty was promoted to commander on September 14, 1855, placed on the Reserve List. Kilty returned to the Active List on January 6, 1859, was stationed in Baltimore in 1860 as a recruiting officer.

From 1861 Kilty commanded the ironclad gunboat Mound City of the Mississippi Flotilla, saw action at Island No. 10 and Fort Pillow. He commanded an expedition to White River and during the operation, on June 17, 1862, was wounded, causing the loss of his left arm. Kilty received his commission as a captain on July 16, 1862, spent the years 1863-64 on ordnance duty, he commanded the ironclad frigate Roanoke in the North Atlantic Squadron from 1864–65, was promoted to commodore on July 25, 1866, served as the Commandant of the Norfolk Navy Yard. Kilty was placed on the Retired List on November 25, 1868, received promotion to rear admiral on July 13, 1870, he died on November 10, 1879. The destroyer USS Kilty, launched in April 1918, was named in his honor; this article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Wilson, J. G.. "article name needed". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography.

New York: D. Appleton. Picture History: Augustus H. Kilty