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De Havilland Canada Dash 8

The De Havilland Canada DHC-8 known as the Dash 8, is a series of turboprop-powered regional airliners, introduced by de Havilland Canada in 1984. DHC was bought by Boeing in 1988 by Bombardier in 1992. Powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW100s, it was developed from the Dash 7 with improved cruise performance, lowered operational costs but without STOL performance. Three sizes were offered: the 37–40 seat -100 until 2005 and the more powerful -200 from 1995, the stretched 50–56 seats -300 from 1989, both until 2009, the 68–90 seats -400 from 1999, still in production; the Q Series are post-1997 variants fitted with active noise control systems. In the 1970s, de Havilland Canada had invested in its Dash 7 project, concentrating on STOL and short-field performance, the company's traditional area of expertise. Using four medium-power engines with large, four-bladed propellers resulted in comparatively lower noise levels, which combined with its excellent STOL characteristics, made the Dash 7 suitable for operating from small in-city airports, a market DHC felt would be compelling.

However, only a handful of air carriers employed the Dash 7, as most regional airlines were more interested in operational costs than short-field performance. In 1980, de Havilland responded by dropping the short-field performance requirement and adapting the basic Dash 7 layout to use only two, more powerful engines, its favoured engine supplier, Pratt & Whitney Canada, developed the new PW100 series engines for the role, more than doubling the power from its PT6. Designated the PT7A-2R engine, it became the PW120; when the Dash 8 rolled out on April 19, 1983, more than 3,800 hours of testing had been accumulated over two years on five PW100 series test engines. The Dash 8 first flight was on June 20, 1983. Certification of the PW120 followed on December 16, 1983; the airliner entered service in 1984 with NorOntair, Piedmont Airlines Henson Airlines, was the first US customer the same year. The Dash 8 was introduced at a advantageous time; the older generation of regional airliners from the 1950s and 1960s was nearing retirement, leading to high sales figures.

De Havilland Canada was unable to meet the demand with sufficient production. In 1986, Boeing bought the company in a bid to improve production at DHC's Downsview Airport plants, as well as better position itself to compete for a new Air Canada order for large intercontinental airliners. Air Canada was a crown corporation at the time, both Boeing and Airbus were competing via political channels for the contract, it was won by Airbus, which received an order for 34 A320 aircraft in a controversial move. The allegations of bribery are today known as the Airbus affair. Following its failure in the competition, Boeing put de Havilland Canada up for sale; the company was purchased by Bombardier in 1992. The market for new aircraft to replace existing turboprops once again grew in the mid-1990s, DHC responded with the improved "Series 400" design. All Dash 8s delivered from the second quarter of 1996 include the Active Noise and Vibration System designed to reduce cabin noise and vibration levels to nearly those of jet airliners.

To emphasize their quietness, Bombardier renamed the Dash 8 models as the Q-Series turboprops. The last Dash 8–100, a –102, was built in 2005. In April 2008, Bombardier announced that production of the classic versions would be ended, leaving the Series 400 as the only Dash 8 still in production. Production of the Q200 and Q300 was to cease in May 2009. A total of 671 Dash 8 classics were produced; the 1,000th Dash 8 was delivered in November 2010. Bombardier aimed to produce the Q400 more economically. A deal with its machinists union in June 2017 allowed the assembly of the wings and cockpit section outside Canada and searches for potential partners commenced. Bombardier expected to produce the cockpit section in its plant in Queretaro, outsourcing the wings to China's Shenyang Aircraft Corp, which builds the Q400's centre fuselage; the Q400 components are chemically milled while older variants are assembled from bonded panels and skins. Bombardier proposed development of a Q400 stretch with two plug-in segments, called the Q400X project, in 2007.

It would compete in the 90-seat market range. In response to this project, as of November 2007, ATR was studying a 90-seat stretch. In June 2009, Bombardier commercial aircraft president Gary Scott indicated that the Q400X will be "definitely part of our future" for possible introduction in 2013–14, although he did not detail the size of the proposed version or commit to an introduction date; as of July 2010, Bombardier's vice president, Phillipe Poutissou, made comments explaining the company was still studying the prospects of designing the Q400X and talking with potential customers. At the time, Bombardier was not as committed to the Q400X; as of May 2011, Bombardier was still committed to the stretch, but envisioned it as more as a 2015 or launch, complicating launch date matters were new powerplants from GE and PWC to be introduced in 2016. As of February 2012, Bombardier was still studying the issue, but as of 2011, the launch date was no longer targeted for the 2014 range. At least a three-year delay was envisioned.

In October 2012, a joint development deal with a government-led South Korean consortium was revealed, to develop a 90-seater t

Sosnovo, Priozersky District, Leningrad Oblast

Sosnovo is a rural locality in Priozersky District of Leningrad Oblast, located on the Karelian Isthmus, an important railway station of the Saint Petersburg-Kuznechnoye railroad. Population: 7,209, it was established in 1500 by name of Rautu in Finland. The Battle of Rautu was one of the major battles of the 1918 Finnish Civil War. Population of Rautu was Finnish and Lutheran until the Winter War 1939-1940; the Finnish population was evacuated, the settlement ceded to the Soviet Union after Continuation War in 1944. The historical name Rautu was changed to the Russian Sosnovo in 1948, as with most historical names of the ceded Finnish Karelian isthmus. Before the Winter War and the Continuation War, it was the administrative center of the Rautu municipality of Viipuri Province of Finland. Finnish Rautu had population 5909 in 1939. Prize-winning Russian folklore ensemble Leznaya Skazka is located in Sosnovo

Graham Cutts

John Henry Graham Cutts, known as Graham Cutts, was a British film director, one of the leading British directors in the 1920s. His fellow director A. V. Bramble believed that Gainsborough Pictures had been built on the back of his work, his daughter was actress Patricia Cutts. Cutts worked with many leading figures in the UK film and stage world, including Basil Dean, Alfred Hitchcock, Gracie Fields, Ivor Novello, Noël Coward; the Wonderful Story Cocaine Flames of Passion Woman to Woman with Alfred Hitchcock as assistant The White Shadow with Hitchcock as assistant Paddy the Next Best Thing The Prude's Fall aka Dangerous Virtue with Hitchcock as assistant The Passionate Adventure with Hitchcock as assistant The Rat based on Ivor Novello play Die Prinzessin und der Geiger UK title The Blackguard with Hitchcock as assistant The Triumph of the Rat The Sea Urchin Chance the Idol The Rolling Road The Queen Was in the Parlour based on the Noël Coward play God's Clay The Return of the Rat The Sign of Four: Sherlock Holmes' Greatest Case Looking on the Bright Side The Temperance Fête Three Men in a Boat Oh, Daddy!

Car of Dreams Aren't Men Beasts! Over She Goes She Couldn't Say No Just William Low, Racheal; the History of British Film: Volume IV, 1918–1929. Routledge, 1997. Graham Cutts on IMDb Graham Cutts at BFI's Screenonline

Ugyen Academy (UA)

Ugyen Academy is a private school in Punakha, for classes VII-XII and provides boarding facilities. Ugyen Academy opened on 3 April 2002 with 154 students; the school was founded by His Excellency Yab Dasho Ugyen Dorji. It started as a pet project of Yum Thinley Choden, it was a wish fulfilled for the local people and a hope for the students who did not meet the government cut off point. The school made the enrollment rose year by year, it is the first and only authentic international school in the Kingdom, where wholesome education is offered. UA is set in a perfect place in the pristine valley of Punakha a three-hour drive from the capital city of Bhutan. UA is a school situated in the midst of Khuruthang town, it is located between Khuruthang Middle Secondary School and Khuruthang town, 4km before reaching Punakha Dzong. Norbu Gyaltshen has been the principal of the school since the establishment of the school in 2002, he has a degree certificate and masters in science from University of New England, New South Wales.2013 He is the recipient of University's Honours Roll for the project Mission Possible, UNE, NSW.

He served as a teacher for 27 years and as a tutor to His Majesty the Fifth King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan. He received a precious award as an educationist, he became the first recipient of a white kabney without a patang from His Majesty. The honor was granted in recognition of the important epitome of teachers in nation; the school welcomes students from every part of the nation, not depriving the international scholars too. It provides opportunities for international students. There are students from Thailand and South Korea studying regular classes; the teaching faculty consists of 47 members which includes 32 experienced Bhutanese teachers and 5 professional Indian teachers. Academics has always been concern for Ugyen Academy, it is one of the best private school. It holds the record for being among the best schools in the country for producing top results every year during the standardized BCSE and BHSEC exams, it is among the top schools in the country in high school level. The school started to give the best.

The school has always been giving the top priority to academics without diminishing the wholesome education and co-curricular activities. Not only academics but UA is popular in games and sports both in school level and the national level. Students enjoy the facility of sports in UA such as football, swimming and many indoor games. UA focuses on sports and participate with hope in dzongkhag level and national level and dominated the 7th National School Games with the highest number of medals held in Khuruthang Middle Secondary School and Ugyen Academy in Punakha. Football is the most popular games played by the students, it is the only school to take part in Bhutan National League with the name Ugyen Academy F. C.. Ugyen Academy F. C. represented Bhutan in the 2013 AFC President's Cup, as the champions of the 2012–13 Bhutan National League. Kuensel newspaper Bhutan Broadcasting Service Bhutan Council for School Examination and Assessment Ugyen Academy

Adisura atkinsoni

Adisura atkinsoni, the field-bean pod borer, is a moth of the family Noctuidae. The species was first described by Frederic Moore in 1881, it is found in Lesotho, KwaZulu-Natal, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Congo, Uganda and on Madagascar. It is present in India, Korea, Japan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and the Himalayan region, its wingspan is about 31 mm. Head and forewings are brownish ochreous. Forewings have outer areas. Orbicular and reniform stigmata represented by indistinct dark patches. There is an indistinct series of specks. Abdomen and hindwings are straw coloured. Hindwings are more or less broadly and suffused with fuscous. Ventral side consist with reniform prominently black. Larva robust and instars change from green to brown towards pupa, it is considered a mild pest on Lablab purpureus and considered as a serious pest on field bean, causing moderate to severe loss. Larva known to feed on field bean and pigeon pea primarily. Control is through chemical pesticides such as quinalphos and carbaryl in the caterpillar stage.

Natural enemies like Habrobracon hebetor, Trichogramma chlionis, green lacewing, predatory stink bugs and ants are effective. Usage of resistant varieties, trapping using pheromones, light traps are undertaken. Kopij, Grzegorz. "Lepidoptera fauna of Lesotho". Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia. 49B: 137–180. CiteSeerX Doi:10.3409/000000006783995256. Insects of Korea Action thresholds for the management of pod borer, Adisura atkinsoni Moore on field bean, Lablab purpureus in India Modified behaviour in nucleopolyhedro virus infected field bean pod borer, Adisura atkinsoni and its impact on assessing the field efficacy of NPV. Occurrence and cross infectivity of granulovirus of field bean pod borer Adisura atkinsoni Moore Evaluation of field bean germplasm for their reaction to pod borer, Adisura atkinsoni Moore

Parish of All Saints Ashmont

The Parish of All Saints, Ashmont, is a church of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts located at 209 Ashmont Street in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. Built 1892-1929 for a congregation founded in 1867, it was the first major commission of architect Ralph Adams Cram, a major influence in the development of early 20th-century Gothic church and secular architecture; the church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, is protected by a preservation easement held by Historic New England. All Saints is located in southern Dorchester, a short walk from the Ashmont station of the MBTA Red Line, it occupies a parcel bounded on three sides by Ashmont and Lombard Streets. The main body of the church is a long rectangle, with several small projection the sides, a larger eastern projection at the southern end, joining it to the parish house. At the northern end is a large square tower with buttressed corners and a parapeted top; the front of the tower has a large stained glass window, below which an extended entrance vestibule projects forward.

The church is built out of rough-face Quincy granite, with trim, a light colored sandstone from Nova Scotia. The interior is richly decorated with Gothic features, includes wood carvings of Johannes Kirchmayer, stone carvings by John Evans, stained glass by Charles Jay Connick, another Cram friend and collaborator. Douglass Shand Tucci said of the church: "Architect Ralph Adams Cram's first church, designed in partnership with Bertram Goodhue, was All Saints — Ashmont. A significant landmark in American architectural history, All Saints is, of its type and Goodhue's masterpiece, a model for American parish church architecture for the first half of the 20th century." The parish began in 1867 as a mission of nearby St. Mary's Church; the cornerstone for current structure was laid in November 1892, the congregation held its first services in the new edifice December 27, 1893. Construction was financed through the generosity of Colonel Oliver Peabody, one of the founders of Kidder, Peabody & Co. but was not completed until 1929, when the side chapels were added.

National Register of Historic Places listings in southern Boston, Massachusetts All Saints Ashmont web site