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Honda T360

The T360 was a pickup truck from Honda. Introduced in June 1963, it was Honda's first production automobile, beating the S500 Sports by four months; the T360 used a 356 cc AK250E series DOHC inline-four engine found in the Honda S360 roadster prototype, with which it shared the chassis. The mid-mounted unit propelled the truck to a top speed of 100 km/h, was accessed by lifting up the bench seat inside the cabin; the engine generated 30 hp at 8,500 rpm. A total of 108,920 T360s were produced from 1963 through August 1967, all painted in "May Blue", it has a wraparound clamshell-style bonnet. The similar but somewhat larger T500 used a 38 hp 531 cc version of the engine, excluding it from the Kei car class; the T500, first shown in September 1964, was intended for export markets. Its engine delivered high in the rev range and was a downtuned version of the one found in the Honda S500 sports car. Top speed was 105 km/h. A total of 10,226 T500s were built from 1964 through November 1967, were all painted "Moss Green".

Aside from the different color and engine, the T500 was 20 cm longer, as its overall length was not dictated by the Kei regulations. Another minor distinction was the fittings for license plates larger than those of a Kei car, as well as a higher 400 kg load capacity; the T360 was produced as a conventional rear wheel drive pickup truck, a flatbed, flatbed with folding sides, as a covered van. There was a version of the T360 called the "Snow Crawler", equipped with tracked propulsion units at the rear. Due to its expense, the Snow Crawler remained a rarity in spite of its usefulness in certain parts of northern Japan; the T500 came either with a conventional pickup body, or with the folding side flatbed, this time with the "F" suffix. ThisOldHonda.org T360 ThisOldHonda.org T500

Brandon Park

The former Brandon Park at Fairy Meadow was the home ground of the Wollongong Wolves FC in the defunct National Soccer League from 1988 until 2000. The old site was leased to University of Wollongong to be used as a satellite site named the Innovation Campus. Brandon Park was the host of many various events throughout its history, it was most notable as the home ground of Wollongong Wolves FC. The Wolves played in the highest level of the National Soccer League; the club played out of Brandon Park from 1988 until University of Wollongong saw potential in the site as the home of their new Innovation Campus. Wollongong Wolves and Wollongong Olympic FC both had leases on the ground until 2008 but were coerced to leave the site. On 1 November 2002, Brandon Park was formally transferred from the Wollongong Sportsground Trust to the University of Wollongong and in 2003 was demolished. Brandon Park hosted a Midnight Oil concert in 1986 and a Socceroos game in 1996

LMS-9/19

The LMS-9 and LMS-19 are light airliners projected by Austrian Diamond Aircraft and Russian Rostec via Oboronprom subsidiary Ural Works of Civil Aviation based in Yekaterinburg. At the June 2013 Paris Air Show, they agreed to develop a 19 seater composite airframe. At the August 2013 MAKS Air Show, it was priced at Rb120 million along a Rb80 million nine-seater, with scale models on display. In November, first flight was planned for 2015. Aircraft design process should be completed in 2014, to proceed to aircraft testing before production in 2017-2018. With a 9.4 billion rubles cost estimate,Rostec is committing 383 million rubles within 2 bln secured, leaving a 8 bln need. In 2013-2016, 5 billion rubles will be leveraged from the Russian National Wealth Fund for research and development, transfer of technologies, new factory creation and type certification. In 2016-2017, 3 billion rubles from the federal budget of Russia will fund certification completion, initial required equipment acquisition and aircraft maintenance and repair system creation.

In 2016-2018 900 million rubles will be needed to achieve the design capacity. Rostec plan to sell for 51.4 billion rubles by 2025 for a 16.235 billion rubles accumulated profit - a 32% return on sales, to supply 800 aircraft by 2030, after the 10.39 years discounted payback period. The aircraft should be powered by efficient, turbocharged diesel aircraft engines burning jet fuel to be introduced in 2016. In Russia, a modern and affordable light airplane is lacking: more than 200 are needed to replace the obsolete fleet and Rostec plans to create an aircraft lease program; the aircraft and engines will be assembled in Austria components will be produced in Russia before all the airplane components and engines. In service An-2 and L-410 have high operating costs; the new aircraft family could operate in arctic conditions, attach skids landing gear for snow or pontoons for water. Both will benefit from 80% commonality, they will employ cabin pressurization. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev mentioned its pivotal use of composite materials.

Fuselage length differs through extension plugs with the longer variant having a large aft door, both share a common wing and empennage. Involved are RT-Khimkomposit and TsAGI, having tested MC-21 wing boxes. Similar out of autoclave infusion methods will reduce costs of monocoque structures over a large production run. Limited ground handling is needed and low-pressure tires enable operations from unpaved soil/ or grass runways

Tamarod

Tamarod is an Egyptian grassroots movement, founded to register opposition to President Mohamed Morsi and force him to call early presidential elections. Tamarod aimed to collect 15 million signatures by 30 June 2013, the one-year anniversary of Morsi's inauguration; the movement announced it collected more than 22 million signatures as of 29 June 2013. The number claim was never verified by an independent source the rise in number by millions in a short number of days; the movement was planning to become a political party following the 2014 Egyptian presidential election. The movement helped launch the June 2013 Egyptian protests which preceded the 2013 Egyptian coup d'état; the Rebel movement was founded by five activists, including its official spokesman Mahmoud Badr, on 28 April 2013. The movement announced it collected more than 22 million signatures as of 29 June 2013. An opposition group within the organization named Tamarod 2 Get Liberated, has claimed that Tamarod was only able to collect 8.5 million signatures and that some of its founders were trained by security services.

A report by Reuters alleged that police officers and officials from the Ministry of the Interior signed and helped to distribute and collect signatures for the petition, as well as attending demonstrations themselves. Members of the movement stated that they would support appointing Maher el-Beheiry, the former head of the Supreme Constitutional Court, to temporarily replace Morsi if he were to step down; the movement gave Morsi until 2 July 2013 to step down. On 2 July 2013, the Salafist Call and its political wing, the Salafist Nour Party, stated that it had three main demands: a snap presidential poll should take place, a technocratic government should be formed and a committee should be formed to examine constitutional amendments; the Egyptian armed forces gave both sides until 3 July 2013 to defuse the crisis. At that point, the armed forces said it would offer a "road map", though they stated that they would not get involved in politics or the government. Subsequent to this, the armed forces removed Morsi and replaced him with Adly Mahmoud Mansour, who had succeeded Maher el-Beheiry as head of the Supreme Constitutional Court.

Among the political forces that announced support for the Rebel movement were Shayfeencom, the Kefaya Movement, the National Salvation Front and the April 6 Youth Movement. Nabil Na'eem, a former leader of Egyptian Islamic Jihad, stated that he would take part in the protests; the Strong Egypt Party stated that it supported the movement and called for early presidential elections. The movement accepted an endorsement by Ahmed Shafik. Mohamed El Baradei, one of the leaders of the National Salvation Front, stated that former members of the National Democratic Party would be welcomed as long as they were not convicted of any crimes. Supporters of President Morsi from the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist organizations launched two campaigns called Mu'ayyed and Tagarrod in response to the Rebel movement petitions and started collecting signatures to support the continuation of Morsi's rule; the Tagarrod campaign stated that it had 11 million signatures by 20 June 2013. Some Morsi supporters criticised the Rebel movement by claiming that it is "a manipulation of the will of the people and only serves counter-revolutionary forces supported by the remnants of the Mubarak regime".

The Tamarod campaign supported the military's toppling of Morsi, the military transition government, the security force raids that involved the killing of hundreds of Brotherhood members and the jailing of thousands of rank and file. Mahmoud Badr and another Tamarod founder, Mohamed Abdel Aziz, were appointed to the post-coup fifty-member committee redrafting Egypt's Constitution. In the aftermath of the military coup in Egypt, defence minister General Abdul Fattah al-Sisi called for mass demonstrations on 26 July 2013 to grant his forces a "mandate" to crack down on "terrorism". While this announcement was rejected by Egyptian human rights groups and by many of the political movements that had supported the military coup, such as the revolutionary April 6 Youth Movement and the moderate Strong Egypt Party, Tamarod sided with General Sisi and called on their supporters to participate in the demonstrations. Mohamed Khamis, a leading Tamarod activist, said: "We support it, we will go out on the streets on Friday, ask the army and the police to go and end this terrorism."On 14 August 2013, following the August 2013 Rabaa massacre by security forces of supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi, in which hundreds of protesters were killed, Tamarod criticized Vice-President Mohamed ElBaradei for his decision to resign in protest against the crackdown.

On 15 August, Tamarod released a statement on state television calling on all Egyptians to form neighbourhood watches, in anticipation of plans by supporters of former president Mohamed Morsi to organise nationwide marches in protest against the violent dispersal of their sit-ins. Founder and spokesperson Mahmoud Badr said: "Just as you met our calls to take to the streets on 30 June, today we ask you to meet our calls and form neighbourhood watches tomorrow. Our country is facing huge threats." While this call was supported by the National Salvation Front, it was rejected by the Strong Egypt Party and by the April 6 Youth Movement, which called it irresponsible and warned that it could lead towards civil war. Tamarod's indiscriminate support for the Egyptian military has been criticised by some liberal activists and media, with Mada Masr's Sarah Carr calling them the "Tamarod battalion of the Egyptian army". Tamaro

Lucius Foote

Lucius Harwood Foote was the first American minister to Korea and served from 1883-1885. Lucius Foote was born April 1826, in Winfield, New York to Rev. Lucius Foote and Electa Harwood, he married in 1862 to Rose Frost Carter. Lucius Foote was the Adjutant General of the California National Guard, from December 21, 1871-December 13, 1875. In May 1882, Korea and the United States signed a treaty of commerce, in Chemulpo Port; this treaty required an American political presence in Korea. Foote was assigned a year with the title, "Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary". However, due to low trade volumes, in July 1884, Foote was demoted to the position of "Minister Resident". In August 1884, he purchased a hanok-style house, from the Min family and thus established the American Legation, he shared the building with Horace Newton Allen. When Lucius Foote resigned and left Seoul, in January 1885, George Clayton Foulk replaced him. Lucius Foote retired to California. Lucius Foote died, on June 4, 1913

Pentax K20D

The Pentax K20D and its clone, the Samsung GX-20, are 14.6 megapixel digital single-lens reflex cameras manufactured by Pentax that were announced on January 23, 2008. The K20D was available in the U. S. market from February 2008 through autumn 2009. The K20D and GX-20 bodies were developed by Pentax, while the CMOS sensor was manufactured by Samsung - a result of a partnership begun in 2005. Although both cameras share similar hardware, each camera has its own design and image processing algorithms; the K20D is the first Pentax DSLR with a CMOS image sensor co-developed by Samsung. Samsung's expertise in sensor design is seen as a major benefit to Pentax, which did not release its first DSLR until 2003, when most other camera manufacturers had established themselves in the growing digital SLR market. At the time of their release, the K20D and GX-20 had the highest resolution sensor in the APS-C image sensor format at 14.6 megapixels. In 2009, Pentax announced the K-7, the successor to the K20D, with a modified CMOS sensor, smaller design, many new features including HD video recording.

The latest firmware release, version 1.04, was made available in April 2010. It solved issues with certain SDHC memory cards; the previous firmware update, version 1.03, was made available in April 2009 and improved Shake Reduction accuracy as well as autofocus performance in some conditions. Users can download firmware updates from the Pentax website; the K20D is the successor to the well-reviewed Pentax K10D prosumer DSLR. The K20D was released alongside the Pentax K200D, a substantial upgrade of the entry-level Pentax K100D. Relative to its predecessor, the K20D offers: a CMOS image sensor with: higher resolution higher sensitivity, up to ISO 6400 equivalent a larger, higher-resolution, main LCD screen with live view and which can be color-calibrated via custom settings a more versatile continuous shooting mode, offering a choice between 3 frames/s at full resolution and 21 frames/s at 1.6 megapixel resolution. The option to take a series of bracketed shots with one shutter press. An improved autofocus and shake reduction system a new Dust Alert feature, which scans the sensor for dust particles and highlights their locations for ease of removal dynamic range enhancement by 1 EV ability to adjust the AF offset to solve front/back focus problems for up to 20 individual lenses an X-sync socket for studio flash control a new higher-quality “★★★★” setting for JPEG images selectable levels of in-camera noise reduction a separate option for levels of edge sharpening in JPEG images, addressing a frequent complaint in reviews of the K10D Portrait, Landscape and Monochrome image tone settings in addition to Bright and Natural optional automatic fine adjustment of white balance when the type of light source is manually selected Customizable filename prefixes, allowing one to distinguish between files from multiple K20Ds In-camera hot-pixel mapping A trap-focus feature which works with some autofocus lenses.

Interval shooting option allows up to 99 images to be captured at chosen intervals and at a chosen start time. As of August 2009, the MSRP of the K20D body in the U. S market was $629; the price with a DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II lens kit was $699. Under a partnership between Pentax and Samsung Techwin, the K20D was available as the Samsung GX-20; the two cameras were identical with a few small differences. Button text labels used a smaller font, while the buttons themselves were different in shape and placement. In addition, the hand grip was a different shape, meaning that the battery grip for the K20D was incompatible with the GX-20. A separate GX-20 battery grip was available; the firmware of the Samsung GX-20 is different, using different menus and symbols. It lacks support for the Pentax PEF raw image format opting for Adobe's raw format instead; the JPEG image processing of the GX-20 is different from that of the K20D. Samsung based its firmware updates for the GX-20 on those Pentax created for the K20D, introducing versions 1.01 and 1.03 shortly after Pentax released the corresponding updates for the K20D.

Samsung ceased update support for the GX-20 before Pentax released firmware version 1.04 for the K20D, thus did not develop or release a corresponding version 1.04 for the GX-20. While a K20D with firmware 1.04 installed will read and write to a 32GB SDHC card, a GX-20 updated with firmware version 1.03 will only address SDHC cards up to 16GB. Pentax K20D firmware updates cannot be installed on the GX-20. Pentax K20D Blog, following the camera’s development and release Marketing posters for the K20D, K200D, new lenses Pentax K20D Full-Review at Neocamera Pentax K20D brief hands-on from DPReview.com Pentax Pentax K20D Review, June 2008, Richard Butler from DPReview.com