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Heavy Equipment Transport System

Heavy Equipment Transporter is a term applied to a U. S. Army logistics vehicle transport system, the primary purpose of, to transport the M1 Abrams tank, it is used to transport and evacuate armored personnel carriers, self-propelled artillery, armored bulldozers, other heavy vehicles and equipment of all types. The current U. S. Army vehicle used in this role is an Oshkosh-built M1070 tractor unit in A0 and A1 configurations, coupled to a DRS Technologies M1000 semi-trailer; this combination replaced the earlier Oshkosh-built M911 tractor M747 semi-trailer. To meet a US Army requirement for the transport of the M1A1 Abrams main battle tank Oshkosh Truck Corporation proposed the M1070. A contract for 1044 M1070 was placed, with production commencing in July 1992; the final U. S. Army contract for the original A0 version called for 195 vehicles; these were delivered between March 2001 and March 2003. U. S. Army deliveries of A0 versions totalled 2,488. Following extensive use, some M1070 have been Reset to original build standard by Oshkosh.

The M1070E1 model was developed in the mid-1990s in conjunction with the U. S. Army as a possible Technology Insertion Programme for the M1070. No orders were placed. In March 2008 Oshkosh Defense announced the award of a contract from the U. S. Army to begin engineering and initial production of the next-generation of HET. Oshkosh announced in October 2010 its first delivery order for the M1070A1 HET. Production of the M1070A1 concluded in August 2014, with new vehicle production totalling 1,591; the trailer used with the M1070A0 and M1070A1 is the M1000. The M1000 was developed as a private venture by Southwest Mobile Systems as a response to a possible US Army requirement for transporting M1 and M1A1 MBTs. A production order for 1,066 M1000 units was placed by the U. S. Army in 1989. By July 2009 more than 2600 M1000 trailers had been ordered; the M1070 and M1000 are both air-transportable by C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. The M1070 replaced the Scammell Commander as the British Army heavy tank transporter in 2001.

The UK version is compliant with European legislation on emissions. The M25 Tank Transporter was a heavy tank transporter and tank recovery vehicle used in World War II and beyond by the US Army. Nicknamed the Dragon Wagon, the M25 was composed of 40-ton trailer. Prior to 1993, the U. S. Army employed the Commercial Heavy Equipment Transporter, which consisted of either the M746 or the M911 truck tractor and the M747 semitrailer; the M746 was an 8×8 22 1/2-ton tractor built by Ward LaFrance from 1975 to 1977. 125-185 were built. The lift axle 8×6 Oshkosh M911 superseded the M746 after 1977. During Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm the M911 vehicles were employed to haul M1 Abrams tanks. However, they demonstrated poor durability; some are still serving as heavy transports of other military equipment, such as cargo handling equipment. List of U. S. military vehicles by model number Dragon Wagon SLT 50 Elefant Actros Armoured Heavy Support Vehicle System Shipyard transporter Project Details of the Oshkosh 1070F US Army Fact File M1070 Heavy Equipment Transporter Oshkosh Corporation Website Oshkosh Corporation Defense Website.


Krishnancoil is a suburb in Nagercoil, in the District of Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, named after the temple of Krishna situated within. It was built 1000 years ago, it is situated on National Highway 944, which connects Nagercoil with Tirunelveli and Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala. The Krishnan temple at Krishnancoil is described as " The Guruvayoor of South " as the chief deity is visually similar to the one in the Guruvayoor temple, it connects the realistic tradition of Hindu mysticism to local folklore and happens to be a premiere spot for local devotees to show up and present their prayers. A Government middle school that imparts education up to 8th standard is located in the suburb. Most of the people in the area work in agriculture; the main crop is rice. The railway station situated in this suburb is called Nagercoil Town, the main railway station of Nagercoil is called Nagercoil Junction. Krishnancoil is nearer to vadasery police station; the Krishnancoil temple in the suburb is well maintained, was renovated in 2008 for Kumbabhishekam which took place after many decades.

The temple is surrounded by the living population in 4 main streets named according to the direction. The pond adjacent to the temple has two "pipal trees" on its banks, one each on the west and south sides; the annual ten-day temple festival is conducted during the Tamil month of Chithirai, which falls between 14 April and 14 May. Krishna is the childhood avatar of this temple. There is a drinking water filtration plant situated here popularly known as "filter house" which filters the drinking water being supplied from Mukkadal dam to Nagercoil town and surrounding areas; the majority population of Krishnancoil belongs to the Tamil Brahmins and Vellalar, viswakarma,muthaliyar,vannar,vaaniyar, muslim followed by krishnanvaka, Nairs. The formation of KIIT plays a vital role in this place with more supportive Volunteers and conducting Vilakku Pooja in every year of AAVANI month; this trust was inclusive of major castes and had been conducting the temple festivals for the past few years in a grand manner.

Famous music director of yester years K. V. Mahadevan belonged to Krishnancoil

Cubic plane curve

In mathematics, a cubic plane curve is a plane algebraic curve C defined by a cubic equation F = 0applied to homogeneous coordinates x:y:z for the projective plane. Here F is a non-zero linear combination of the third-degree monomials x3, y3, z3, x2y, x2z, y2x, y2z, z2x, z2y, xyz; these are ten in number. Each point P imposes a single linear condition on F, if we ask that C pass through P. Therefore, we can find some cubic curve through any nine given points, which may be degenerate, may not be unique, but will be unique and non-degenerate if the points are in general position. If two cubics pass through a given set of nine points in fact a pencil of cubics does, the points satisfy additional properties. A cubic curve may have a singular point, in which case it has a parametrization in terms of a projective line. Otherwise a non-singular cubic curve is known to have nine points of inflection, over an algebraically closed field such as the complex numbers; this can be shown by taking the homogeneous version of the Hessian matrix, which defines again a cubic, intersecting it with C.

However, only three of these points may be real, so that the others cannot be seen in the real projective plane by drawing the curve. The nine inflection points of a non-singular cubic have the property that every line passing through two of them contains three inflection points; the real points of cubic curves were studied by Isaac Newton. The real points of a non-singular projective cubic fall into one or two'ovals'. One of these ovals crosses every real projective line, thus is never bounded when the cubic is drawn in the Euclidean plane; the other oval, if it exists, does not contain any real inflection point and appears either as an oval or as two infinite branches. Like for conic sections, a line cuts this oval at, at most, two points. A non-singular plane cubic defines an elliptic curve, over any field K for which it has a point defined. Elliptic curves are now studied in some variant of Weierstrass's elliptic functions, defining a quadratic extension of the field of rational functions made by extracting the square root of a cubic.

This does depend on having a K-rational point, which serves as the point at infinity in Weierstrass form. There are many cubic curves that have no such point, for example when K is the rational number field; the singular points of an irreducible plane cubic curve are quite limited: one double point, or one cusp. A reducible plane cubic curve is either a conic and a line or three lines, accordingly have two double points or a tacnode, or up to three double points or a single triple point if three lines. Suppose that ABC is a triangle with sidelengths a = |BC|, b = |CA|, c = |AB|. Relative to ABC, many named cubics pass through well-known points. Examples shown below use two kinds of homogeneous coordinates: trilinear and barycentric. To convert from trilinear to barycentric in a cubic equation, substitute as follows: x ↦ bcx, y ↦ cay, z ↦ abz. Many equations for cubics have the form f + f + f = 0. In the examples below, such equations are written more succinctly in "cyclic sum notation", like this: = 0.

The cubics listed below can be defined in terms of the isogonal conjugate, denoted by X*, of a point X not on a sideline of ABC. A construction of X* follows. Let LA be the reflection of line XA about the internal angle bisector of angle A, define LB and LC analogously; the three reflected lines concur in X*. In trilinear coordinates, if X = x:y:z X* = 1/x:1/y:1/z. Trilinear equation: = 0 Barycentric equation: = 0 The Neuberg cubic is the locus of a point X such that X* is on the line EX, where E is the Euler infinity point; this cubic is the locus of X such that the triangle XAXBXC is perspective to ABC, where XAXBXC is the reflection of X in the lines BC, CA, AB The Neuberg cubic passes through the following points: incenter, orthocenter, both Fermat points, both isodynamic points, the Euler infinity point, other triangle centers, the excenters, the reflections of A, B, C in the sidelines of ABC, the vertices of the six equilateral triangles erected on the sides of ABC. For a graphical representation and extensive list of properties of the Neuberg cubic, see K001 at Berhard Gibert's Cubics in the Triangle Plane.

Trilinear equation: = 0 Barycentric equation: = 0 The Thomson cubic is the locus of a point X such that X* is on the line GX, where G is the centroid. The Thomson cubic passes through the following points: incenter, circumcenter, symmedian point, other triangle centers, the vertices A, B, C, the excenters, the midpoints of sides BC, CA, AB, the midpoints of the altitudes of ABC. For each point P on the cubic but not on a sideline of the cubic, the isogonal conjugate of P is on the cubic. For graphs and properties, see K002 at Cubics in the Triangle Plane. Trilinear equation: = 0 Barycentric equati

Niklas Ekstedt

Niklas Peter Ekstedt is a Swedish chef and restaurant manager. After attending the gastronomic high school of Racklöfska in the skiing resort of Åre in central Sweden, Ekstedt worked for Charlie Trotter in Chicago. Soon thereafter, at age twenty-one, Ekstedt started his first restaurant,'Niklas', in the harbor town of Helsingborg, Sweden. Niklas was listed the best business restaurant in Sweden by newspaper'Dagens Industri' in 2003 and the fifth best restaurant in Sweden by the restaurant guide'White' in 2005. In 2003 Ekstedt opened a second restaurant,'Niklas i Viken', a summer restaurant located in the village of Viken, a few kilometers north of Helsingborg. Ekstedt's cooking show,'Mat', began airing on Sveriges Television. In autumn 2008, Ekstedt and his staff moved to Stockholm to manage Restaurant 1900. In April 2009, the fifth season of Ekstedt's cooking show began airing. Since Ekstedt's Television Career has continued with several shows, including a cooking show aimed at a children audience.

In 2011, Ekstedt opened his second restaurant in Stockholm named'Ekstedt'. Here, the concept is to foremost cook all raw ingredients over an open fire. Ekstedt furthermore completed short internships at several three-star Michelin restaurants, including El Bulli, Spain. In 2020, Ekstedt appeared as a judge in the Channel 4 series'Crazy Delicious' alongside chefs Heston Blumenthal and Carla Hall. Niklas' Personal homepage Niklas' restaurant 1900 Niklas' TV-show Restaurant Ekstedt Webpage

Belhurst Castle

Belhurst Castle is a former private residence on the shores of Seneca Lake in Geneva, New York. It was designed by architects Fuller & Wheeler and built between 1885 and 1889; the three-story, nine bay wide Romanesque Revival style mansion is constructed of Medina sandstone. It has a slate gable roof, one-story solarium, four rectangular stone chimneys, it features projecting porches, towers with conical and pyramidal roofs, eyebrow windows, a porte cochere with Syrian arch. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. Supplemented by modern facilities, Belhurst Castle has been adapted for hotel and retail uses, it holds a hotel with three choices of lodging. Belhurst Castle has been used as a speakeasy during Prohibition and supper club. Edgar's restaurant is a formal dining restaurant. Stonecutters is a more relaxing atmosphere. Sakmyster, David; the Belhurst Story. New York: iUniverse, 2003

Football Impact Cup

The Football Impact Cup is an annual international exhibition football club competition played in Marbella, Spain. The tournament is a chance for training and match play for the European football teams during their winter break; the majority of games are broadcast back to home markets of participating clubs allowing fans to observe the current progress of team preparation for the upcoming season. The 2012 Football Impact Cup took place on 22–28 January 2012, it was won by Dynamo Kyiv. The 2013 Football Impact Cup took place on 18–23 January 2013; the participants were Dynamo Kyiv, Steaua Bucharest and Ferencváros Budapest. Marbella Cup Copa del Sol Costa del Sol Trophy