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Fieseler Fi 156

The Fieseler Fi 156 Storch was a small German liaison aircraft built by Fieseler before and during World War II. Production continued in other countries into the 1950s for the private market, it remains famous for its excellent STOL performance and low stall speed of 31 mph. In 1935, the RLM invited several aviation companies to submit design proposals that would compete for the production contract for a new Luftwaffe aircraft design suitable for liaison, army co-operation, medical evacuation; this resulted in the Messerschmitt Bf 163 and Siebel Si 201 competing against the Fieseler firm's entry. Conceived by chief designer Reinhold Mewes and technical director Erich Bachem, Fieseler's design had a far better short take off and landing performance. A fixed slat ran along the entire length of the leading edge of the long wings, while a hinged and slotted set of control surfaces ran along the entire length of trailing edge; this was inspired by earlier 1930s Junkers Doppelflügel, "double-wing" aircraft wing control surface design concepts.

For the Fi 156, this setup along each wing panel's trailing edge was split nearly 50/50 between the inboard-located flaps and outboard-located ailerons, which, in turn, included trim tab devices over half of each aileron's trailing edge length. A design feature rare for land-based aircraft enabled the wings on the Storch to be folded back along the fuselage in a manner similar to the wings of the U. S. Navy's Grumman F4F Wildcat fighter; this allowed the aircraft to be carried on a trailer or towed behind a vehicle. The primary hinge for the folding wing was located in the wing root, where the rear wing spar met the cabin; the long legs of the main landing gear contained oil-and-spring shock absorbers that had a travel of 40 cm, allowing the aircraft to land on comparatively rough and uneven surfaces. In flight, the main landing gear legs hung down, giving the aircraft the appearance of a long-legged, big-winged bird, hence its nickname, Storch. With its low landing speed, the Storch appeared to land vertically, or backwards in strong winds from directly ahead.

About 2,900 Fi 156s Cs, were produced from 1937 to 1945 at the Fieseler Factory in Kassel. In 1942, production started in the Morane-Saulnier factory at Puteaux in France. Due to the demand for Fieseler as a subcontractor for building the Bf 109 and the Fw 190, Storch production was shifted to the Leichtbau Budweis in Budweis in 1943. In 1939, after the signing of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, Germany provided several aircraft, including the Fi 156C, to the Soviet Union. Oleg Antonov was made responsible for putting the aircraft into production to meet Soviet requirements, given a choice between designing an equivalent aircraft or copying the German design, the latter was selected. Two versions were envisaged: the SS three seat liaison aircraft, the N-2 air ambulance capable of carrying two stretchers plus a medic. A prototype was constructed in Kaunas, which flew before the end of 1940, production was getting under way as the factory was lost to the German advance in 1941. While Antonov's efforts had produced a heavier aircraft, which required as much as three times the field for landing and take off as the German Fi 156C, it had much greater range and increased load capability.

After the war Antonov went on to design the legendary An-2 STOL biplane, famous for its excellent STOL performance. In 1944 production was moved from the Leichtbau Budweis to the Mráz factory in Choceň which produced 138 examples of the Fi 156, locally designated as "K-65 Čáp". Production ended in 1949. After the liberation of France in 1944, the production of Fi 156 at the Morane-Saulnier factory was continued at the request of the Armée de l'Air and designated MS 500 for the batch of aircraft produced with the remaining stock of Argus air-cooled inverted V8 engines. Further modifications and use of different engines are known under different type numbers; the use of the aircraft in Indochina highlighted the weakness of the wood in the construction of the airframe. Among the modifications, the defensive weapon aiming through the back window was dropped, although some aircraft were modified in the field to take a MAC 34T machine gun firing through one of the side windows; some 141 aircraft were built before the end of World War II, a total of 925 aircraft were built before the end of the production of all types of Criquet by Morane-Saulnier in 1965.

Licence production was started in Romania in October 1943 at the ICAR factory in Bucharest. Only 10 were built by the time the ICAR factory was bombed in May 1944. Production resumed in 1944, but only six were completed before repair work halted production. From June 1945 until 1946, a further 64 aircraft were built. Production per factory and per type until 31 March 1945: Because of its superb STOL characteristics, there have been many attempts to recreate or copy the Storch in the form of various three-quarter scale homebuilt aircraft, such as the Pazmany PL-9 Stork and Roger Mann's RagWing RW19 Stork; as an example, the Slepcev Storch is a three-quarter scale reproduction of the original with some simplifications. The use of modern materials provides better STOL performance than the original with a take-off run of 30 m and landing-roll of 50 m with no headwind, it was designed and manufactured in Australia and is now manufactured in Serbia. The Storch was deployed

Ran Blake Plays Solo Piano

Ran Blake Plays Solo Piano is a solo piano album by Ran Blake. It was released by ESP-Disk; the album of solo piano performances by Ran Blake was recorded in New York City on May 1, 1965. The material is a mix of standards, major jazz compositions, four Blake originals. Ran Blake Plays Solo Piano was released by ESP-Disk; the liner notes were written by Gunther Schuller. ESP issued the album on CD in 2014. Apart from "one poorly distributed Italian bootleg CD in the mid-90s", this was its first appearance on CD; the JazzTimes reviewer wrote that, in trying to combine "jazz,'popular music' and classical styles the pianist was still trying to figure out how to best utilize all of these resources. Still, Plays Solo Piano stands as an engaging session"; the DownBeat review of the 2014 release commented that Blake "combined liberal dissonance and a pitiless editor's instinct for what to leave out, with a light touch and an evident appreciation for the blues, albeit abstract blues." "Vanguard" "Stratusphunk" "Sleepy Time Gal" "On Green Dolphin Street" "Eric" "There'll Be Some Changes Made" "Good Morning Heartache" "Sister Tee" "Lonely Woman" "Birmingham U.

S. A." Ran Blake – piano

Jacques-Joseph Ebelmen

Jacques-Joseph Ébelmen was a French chemist. Ébelmen was the son of Claude Louis Ébelmen, a forest surveyor, Jeanne Claude Grenier. He attended classes in literature at the Language School at Baume. Thereafter he grew interested in the Sciences and attended the elementary mathematics classes in Paris at Collège Royal Henry-Le-Grand, applied mathematics at the Lycée de Besançon, he enrolled at the École Polytechnique in 1831. In 1836 he was sent to Vesoul as a mining engineer, began studying the different ores at Franche-Comté, where his reputation grew, growing artificial crystals of a number of minerals including corundum and peridot, he stayed there for four years, before committing himself in 1841 as assistant secretary of Committee of the Annales des Mines and a lecturer of chemistry at École Polytechnique. In December 1845 he became Chief Engineer of Mines of the Sèvres porcelain manufactory and worked on improved methods of manufacturing ceramics, he was appointed professor of mineral assay at the Ecole des Mines and was made a Knight of the Legion of Honor by King Louis-Philippe in April 1847.

He made many improvements regarding the manufacture of porcelain such as the change from coal to wood stoves, the development of the casting, which resulted in large parts, a lightweight a blameless purity of form, the renovation of the manufacture of bone china and vitreous enamel on metal. In 1848, he got the chair of Ceramics at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers. In 1849, he was a member of the jury at the Central National Exhibition, in 1851 he represented the French ceramic industry at the Great Exhibition in London, as a member of international jury. Whilst in England, his innovations drew esteem from the greatest scholars, including Michael Faraday, who invited him to attend a lecture he professed before the Royal Institution in London. A few months after his return to France and the drafting of his report on the Exhibition, Ébelmen was suffering from a brain fever, he died on 31 March 1852. The Ébelmen Award in Geochemistry, given out by the International Association of GeoChemistry, is named in his honour.

His name is one of the 72 names inscribed on the Eiffel Tower. His early research metallurgical dates from 1838, from a series of remarkable memoirs succeeded until 1844, while others appeared only in 1851. To determine the composition of the gases successively in blast furnaces, kilns in a puddle in the warming ovens, he was inventing special processes, to draw the gas mixture in warmer regions and most accessible, applied the same methods to study the carbonization of wood in the wheels, to that of the carbonization of coal in coke ovens and review of combustion in the engine locomotives homes alongside Frédéric Sauvage, he was a pioneer in the study of the chemical weathering of silicate minerals and basaltic rocks by carbonic acid. From his analysis of the decomposition products of weathered rocks and their sediments, Ébelmen proposed the existence of a deep carbon cycle in which volcanic gases return to the atmosphere and ocean the carbon dioxide buried in organic remains and carbonate rocks.

This work was forgotten for 150 years, until it was rediscovered and promoted by Robert A. Berner of Yale University

1946 in animation

Events in 1946 in animation. January 4: Terrytoons produces The Thieving Magpies, in which Heckle and Jeckle make their debut. January 5: Bob Clampett's Book Revue premiers. February 2: Friz Freleng's Baseball Bugs is first released. March 7: 18th Academy Awards: Hanna-Barbera's Tom & Jerry cartoon Quiet Please! Wins the Academy Award for Best Animated Short. March 8: Jack Hannah's Goofy cartoon A Knight for a Day premiers. March 9: Tex Avery's Lonesome Lenny premiers, in which Screwy Squirrel is killed off. March 16: Bob Clampett's Porky Pig and Daffy Duck cartoon Baby Bottleneck premiers. March 20: Bob McKimson's Hollywood Canine Canteen premiers, which caricatures Hollywood actors as anthropomorphic dogs. April 20: Jack Kinney, Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske and Joshua Meador's Make Mine Music, produced by the Walt Disney Company, is first released; the anthology film consists of the animated segments The Martins and the Coys, Blue Bayou, All the Cats Join In, Without You, Casey at the Bat, Two Silhouettes and the Wolf, After You've Gone, Johnny Fedora and Alice Bluebonnett and Willie the Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met.

May 16: Svend Methling directs the first Danish animated feature film, The Tinderbox, based on the eponymous fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, animated by Børge Ring. May 18: Hanna-Barbera's Tom & Jerry cartoon The Milky Waif is first released, which marks the debut of Nibbles. May 25: Chuck Jones' Bugs Bunny cartoon Hair-Raising Hare is first released, which marks the debut of Gossamer. June 8: Bob Clampett's Porky Pig and Sylvester the Cat cartoon Kitty Kornered is first released. June 22: Friz Freleng's Hollywood Daffy premiers, in which Daffy Duck visits Hollywood and meets and impersonates a lot of celebrity actors. June 28: Jack King's Donald Duck cartoon Donald's Double Trouble premiers, in which Donald uses a well-mannered lookalike to make a good impression on Daisy Duck. July 20: Bob Clampett's Daffy Duck cartoon The Great Piggy Bank Robbery is first released. August 3: Tex Avery's Droopy cartoon Northwest Hounded Police premiers. August 31: Bob McKimson's Walky Talky Hawky premiers, which marks the debuts of Foghorn Leghorn and Barnyard Dawg.

September 6: George Pal's John Henry and the Inky-Poo premiers. September 14: Friz Freleng's Bugs Bunny cartoon Racketeer Rabbit is first released. September 28: Chuck Jones' Fair and Worm-er premiers. October 5: Bob Clampett's Bugs Bunny short The Big Snooze is first released; this is the final cartoon directed by him. October 26: Tex Avery's Henpecked Hoboes premiers, which marks the debut of George and Junior. November 1: The Walt Disney Company produces The Story of Menstruation, an educational film for young teenagers about menstruation. November 9: Friz Freleng's Bugs Bunny cartoon Rhapsody Rabbit premiers. November 12: Walt Disney releases Song of the South, a film which combines live-action with animation, it marks the debut of the characters Br'er Rabbit, Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear who will become popular comics characters. As the decades pass by Song of the South is accused of promoting racial stereotypes and romanticizing slavery. December 20: Jack Hannah's Goofy cartoon Double Dribble, produced by the Walt Disney Company, premiers.

Karel Zeman's Podkova pro štěstí premiers. January 2: O'Galop, French painter, graphic designer and comics artist, passes away at age 78. November 26: Charles Bowers, American comedian and cartoonist, dies at age 59. List of anime by release date

Hamer H. Budge

Hamer Harold Budge was an American politician. He was a five-term congressman from Idaho and chaired the Securities and Exchange Commission. Born in Pocatello, Budge was the youngest of eight children of a Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court, Alfred Budge and Ella Hoge Budge, his father was appointed to the Idaho Supreme Court in November 1914, the family relocated from Pocatello to Boise. Justice Budge retired from the state's highest court 34 years in December 1948, at age 80. Hamer Budge attended the College of Idaho in Caldwell, he transferred to Stanford University in Palo Alto and graduated in 1933 attended the University of Idaho College of Law in Moscow. Budge graduated in 1936, passed the bar, went into private practice in Boise, he was a member of the state legislature from 1939 through 1941 and in 1949 and served in the U. S. Navy during World War II, from 1942 through 1945, leaving as a lieutenant commander; when Republican Congressman John Sanborn chose to pursue the U. S. Senate seat rather than a third term in 1950, it left the 2nd district seat open.

Both nominees were from Boise, Budge defeated Democratic state senator James Hawley in the 1950 election to become the first Mormon to represent Idaho in either house of Congress. He served in the House for ten years. Budge voted in favor of the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and 1960. Source: When his fifth congressional term ended in 1961, Budge became a judge in the Third Judicial District of Idaho in Boise. In 1964, he was appointed to the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Budge served as the president of a mutual funds group in Minneapolis until he retired in 1978, he was buried in Idaho at Cloverdale Cemetery in west Boise. His wife and parents are buried there, he was a member of the Elks, American Bar Association, Sigma Alpha Epsilon This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website United States Congress. "Hamer H. Budge". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

SEC – Chairman Budge Budge's resignation letter to President Nixon – November 1970 Political Graveyard – Hamer H, Budge Hamer H. Budge at Find a Grave


AFK Sistema PAO is a large Russian conglomerate company, headed by Vladimir Yevtushenkov. In March 2006, Yevtushenkov controlled 62% of the shares in Sistema. Sistema has its headquarters in Moscow; the company's Global Depository Receipts are traded on the London Stock Exchange. Sistema operates a number of consumer service businesses in the areas of: IT and telecoms — Mobile TeleSystems, Moscow City Telephone Network, SkyLink MicroelectronicsSitronics, NIIME, Mikron, STROM telecom. Insurance — ROSNO Banking — MBRD House-Building — Sistema-Hals Retail — Detsky Mir Group Media — Sistema Mass Media Oil businesses — Ufaorgsintez, Ufaneftehim, Ufimskiy NPZ, Bashkirnefteprodukt, Bashkirenergo. Other businesses — Intourist, RTI Systems, Olympic Sistema In 2014, 72% of Sistema's interest in Bashneft was seized by the Russian government. On May 3, 2017, Sistema shares plunged about 37% following a $1.9 billion lawsuit filed by Rosneft. On 15 May 2017, the Arbitration Court of Bashkortostan registered a RUB 106.6bn claim filed by Rosneft and Bashneft against Sistema, a preliminary hearing of the case was scheduled for 6 June, Irina Nurislamova was appointed as a judge for the case.

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