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Kim Cheon-il

Kim Chŏn-il was a Korean military leader in the 16th century. He was a Joseon dynasty official and became a righteous army leader during the Imjin war to repel the 1592 Japanese invasion of Korea, he was killed in the second siege of Jinju in 1593. In 1592, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the Taiko of Japan, invaded Korea with the intent of using it as a route to invade Ming China, his Samurai armies achieved early successes. Kim Chŏn-il, a middle-rank official, fifty-five years old, raised a small militia of three hundred men in his hometown of Naju, he marched the militia north, recruiting along the way, intending to reach Uiju and defend King Seonjo from the invaders. They instead encamped on Gangwha island. In 1593, the Daimyo Katō Kiyomasa moved to attack the city of Jinju; this city had withstood a siege the previous year, Kato wanted revenge for the setbacks Japan had suffered in the Imjin war. Konishi Yukinaga informed Ming military advisor Shen Weijing of Kato's intent to attack, told him that it was a face saving gesture rather than a new offensive.

Shen advised the Korean military to avoid Jinju, let the Japanese destroy it. Kim Chŏn-il did not heed Shen's advice, brought his militia into Jinju, intending to defend it from Kato, he was joined by Korean military personnel led by Hwang Jin and others, as well as another Righteous Army led by Ko Chong-hu. Jinju was encircled by Samurai armies led by Kato, Ukita Hideie, Kikkawa Hiroie; the Japanese commanders sent the defenders a message demanding they surrender. Kim replied; this was not true. On July 27, the Japanese penetrated Jinju's walls; as the Japanese massacred the remaining defenders, Kim Chŏn-il committed suicide. Hawley, Samuel; the Imjin War: Japan's sixteenth-century invasion of Korea and attempt to conquer China. Seoul, Berkeley: Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch, Korea Branch Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California. ISBN 978-8995442425. ISBN 8995442425. Turnbull, Stephen. Samurai Invasion. Japan's Korean War 1592–98. London: Cassell & Co. ISBN 0-304-35948-3. ISBN 978-0304359486

John Wainwright (author)

John William Wainwright, was a British crime novelist and author of 83 books, four of which have been published under the pen name Jack Ripley. He wrote some short stories, 7 radio plays, an indefinite amount of magazine articles and newspaper columns. Wainwright was born in Hunslet, an area of inner-city south Leeds, in 1921, he left school at fifteen and served as a rear gunner in Lancaster bombers during the Second World War. In 1947 he joined the West Riding Constabulary as a Police Constable. While serving as a policeman, he went back to studying in his spare time – earning himself a law degree in 1956 – and in 1965 he tried writing a crime novel, accepted by George Hardinge, the editor of Collins Crime Club, published as Death in a Sleeping City. In 1966 Wainwright became a full-time novelist. In 1968 Hardinge became senior editor at Macmillan Publishers, taking Wainwright's contract with him. Wainwright died in Blackpool in 1995, a few months after the publication of his last novel, The Life and Times of Christmas Calvert...

Assassin. An prolific author - from 1966 to 1984 he kept an average of three books a year - Wainwright published 78 crime novels, a short-story collection and four non-fiction works, including two autobiographical volumes, Tail-End Charlie and Wainwright's Beat. One of his most popular novels is Brainwash, upon which the movies Garde à vue and Under Suspicion are based. Cul-de-sac was very well received in its days thanks to a warm endorsement by fellow writer Georges Simenon, who defined it "an unforgettable novel". Most of his novels fall into the police procedural category, but Wainwright tried his hand at the suspense thriller, the serial killer novel, the spy novel, the legal thriller, with a couple of forays into the classical whodunit and the locked room mystery, his novel All on a Summer's Day, which chronicles twenty-four hours in the life of a Police station in the north of England, is quite similar in conception to Ed McBain's 87th Precinct novel Hail, Hail the Gang's All Here. Wainwright was a passionate traditional jazz and swing music fan, some of his novels have a strong jazz background the black comedy Do Nothin' till You Hear from Me.

In an interview given to the Italian periodical Il Giallo Mondadori in 1975, Wainwright cited Raymond Chandler, Ed McBain and Ian Fleming as his favourite authors. Wainwright always led a private life never giving interviews and appearing in public, while enjoying a steady if not spectacular success in his lifetime; as a consequence of this, his name is all but forgotten nowadays, a critical assessment of his huge output is still yet to come, considering that all his books are out of print. Davis Doesn't Live Here Any More.. 1971 The Pig Got up and Slowly Walked Away.. 1971 My Word, You Should Have Seen Us.. 1972 My God, How the Money Rolls in.. 1972 John Wainwright, Tail-End Charlie: One Man's Journey through a War, Macmillan, 1978 John Wainwright, Wainwright's Beat: One Man's Journey with a Police Force, Macmillan, 1987 William L. DeAndrea, Encyclopedia Mysteriosa, Prentice Hall, 1989 Bruce F. Murphy, The Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery, St. Martin's Minotaur, 1989 Claude Mesplède, Dictionnaire des littératures policières, Joseph K, 2003.

Stout ST

The Stout ST was a twin-engine torpedo bomber built for the US Navy. It pioneered the American use of metal construction and the cantilever "thick wing" design concepts of German aeronautical engineer Hugo Junkers, themselves pioneered in the second half of 1915; the US Navy Bureau of Aeronautics had a requirement to review several types of torpedo-carrying aircraft. Prototypes of the Curtiss CT, Stout ST, Fokker FT and Blackburn Swift F were evaluated at the Annacostia Naval Yard. William Bushnell Stout approached the Navy with his all-metal torpedo bomber design, he estimated. The aircraft was built in Michigan over a two-year period. Navy officials visited the facility to inspect the new metal-forming and construction methods; the aircraft was a twin engine conventional geared mid-winged monoplane. Its primary feature was its corrugated metal construction, a new technique and different from the tube-and-fabric airplanes of the time. In addition, the internally supported; the aircraft was test flown however, the airplane showed signs of inadequate longitudinal stability.

The first flight of the prototype, designated ST-1, was at Selfridge Field with Edward Stinson at the controls. The flight was witnessed by chief of Navy Aeronautics. Stinson suggested changes to the aircraft. At an acceptance ceremony, a Marine pilot crashed it; the pilot survived. The loss of the aircraft and the Navy contract were financially devastating for Stout, prompting him to start his famous letter-writing campaign to form Stout Engineering Company ST-1 Prototype, one built. Data from AerofilesGeneral characteristics Length: 37 ft Wingspan: 60 ft Powerplant: 2 × Packard V-1237, 400 hp each Propellers: 2-bladedPerformance Range: 335 nmi

Stephenville Crossing

Stephenville Crossing is a Canadian town in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador on the island of Newfoundland. The town is located at the easternmost limit of Bay St. George; the settlement derives its name from the Newfoundland Railway, which ran through the community on its way from Port aux Basques to Corner Brook. The Hanson Memorial Highway was constructed by the United States Army Air Forces to link the railway line at Stephenville Crossing with Harmon Field, under construction on the other side of a hill to the north in Stephenville; the USAAF built its own railway line from Stephenville Crossing to Stephenville. Since the air base was constructed, Stephenville Crossing has functioned more or less as a suburb of Stephenville although most locals understand the difference between the two since there is a ten-minute car drive between both towns; the 1988 abandonment of the railway in Newfoundland by CN resulted in the last train running through Stephenville Crossing to St. George's on June 6, 1990.

Stephenville Crossing, in addition to the usual residential and commercial premises has a clinic with a family doctor and a search and rescue building is located near Main Street. Furthermore, the Barachois Search and Rescue is active in assisting authorities in water rescues, is active within the community. St. Michael's Elementary School is a K-8 school, located off West Street, that educates around 180 pupils; the facility includes a science lab, art room, music room, a cafeteria. St. Michael's Elementary was opened in December 1976; the College of the North Atlantic's one of many District Vocational Schools is located in the town, as a part of the college's Bay St. George Campus, offering students education in heavy duty mechanic and hair styling among others. In 2017 ground broke for a new DVS in Stephenville, which some believe may replace the location in Stephenville Crossing

NS Timetable 2010

The NS timetable 2010 is the timetable of Nederlandse Spoorwegen, effective on 13 December 2009. This is the train plan for all of the Netherlands. Amsterdam Science Park Maarheeze Sassenheim Intercity 1500 - This service is extended to Amersfoort Schothorst; this service no longer continues to Deventer in the peak hours. It is planned to link this service to Intercity 4500, giving a direct connection between Enkhuizen and Hoorn with Hilversum and Amersfoort. Intercity 2800 no longer operates between Amersfoort Schothorst; this service continues to Deventer at peak times. Stoptrein 5800 (Uitgeest - Amersfoort Vathorst no longer operates between Amsterdam Centraal and Uitgeest; this service does not call at Amsterdam Science Park. Intercity 1500 is extended to Amersfoort Schothorst and joined up with the Intercity 4500. Sprinter 7400 operates to Amsterdam Centraal and Uitgeest in the peak hours as 14700. Stoptrein 4000 is no longer connected with the Intercity 4500 to Hoorn and Enkhuizen and instead continues as a Stoptrein to Uitgeest again.

Sprinter 7400 operates to Amsterdam Centraal, continues from there as 14700 to Uitgeest, in the peak hours. Towards Rheden this service does not call at Amsterdam Muiderpoort and Amsterdam Amstel, to allow the ICE to Germany to pass further along the line. Sprinter 17400 (Amsterdam Centraal - Veenendaal Centrum no longer operates between Breukelen and Amsterdam Centraal in the peak hours. Stoptrein 4300 except mornings and Sundays does not operate between Almere Oostvaarders and Lelystad Centrum. Sprinter 4700 does not operate between Amsterdam Uitgeest; the service was renumbered 4600. Intercity 4900 does not operate between Almere Oostvaarders. Intercity 14300 operates from 07.00 - 20.00 Monday to Saturday. It was renumbered 3700. Intercity 140 (Schiphol - Berlin is extended to Den Haag Centraal from Schiphol, it stops at Leiden Centraal. For major works on the line the services were cut as follows until 2012: Stoptrein 7900 Nijverdal - Enschede Stoptrein 17900 Zwolle - Nijverdal West The stations were connected by a bus service.

Stoptrein 9100 operates twice per hour, It remains once per hour on weekends. Intercity 700 only stops at Assen between Zwolle. On weekends this service stops at all stations between Zwolle. Stoptrein 2900 (Leeuwarden - Wolvega is extended to Zwolle from Wolvega in the peak hours; the Sneltrein 2200 is an Intercity. From 22.00 the service starts/finishes at Leiden Centraal rather than Amsterdam Centraal. This train no longer operates between Dordrecht and Breda and does not call at Rotterdam Lombardijen