The Fukui at-large district is a constituency that represents Fukui Prefecture in the House of Councillors in the Diet of Japan. It has two Councillors in the 242-member house; the constituency represents the entire population of Fukui Prefecture. The district elects two Councillors to six-year terms, one at alternating elections held every three years; the district has 644,447 registered voters as of September 2015. Following the merger of the Tottori and Shimane districts into the Tottori-Shimane at-large district and the Tokushima and Kochi districts into the Tokushima-Kochi at-large district in 2015, Fukui became the electorate with the smallest population, thus making it the standard for measuring malapportionment in other districts; the Councillors representing Fukui are: Masaaki Yamazaki Hirofumi Takinami List of districts of the House of Councillors of Japan
The Indonesian Air Force is the aerial branch of the Indonesian National Armed Forces. The Indonesian Air Force is headquartered in Indonesia, its order of battle is split into three Air Force Operational Commands. Most of its airbases are located on the island of Java; the Indonesian Air Force has its ground force unit, called Air Force Special Forces Corps. In addition, while not part of the Air Force, most of the personnel of the Indonesian National Air Defense Forces Command are picked from the Air Force, its commander is always an Air Force two-star Marshal; the Indonesian Air Force equipped with 110 combat aircraft. The inventory includes five Su-27 and eleven Su-30 as the main fighters supplemented by 33 F-16 Fighting Falcons, Hawk 200, KAI T-50 and Embraer EMB314; the Indonesian Air Force intends to purchase 11 Sukhoi Su-35 and around 50 KF-X as a replacement for the already-aging US Northrop F-5 Tiger light fighters in its inventory but delivery contracts for the Su-35 and KF-X has yet to be signed, there is no delivery of either aircraft to Indonesia, as at February 2020.
After World War II ended, Indonesia became the second country in Southeast Asia to acquire an air force. Indonesian pilots fought against the colonial forces of the Netherlands during 1945–1949 with former Japanese aircraft abandoned at the end of World War II, as well as aircraft of the Netherlands East Indies Air Force left before the Japanese occupation in 1941. After the Japanese announced their surrender at the end of WWII, Indonesian nationalist leader Sukarno declared Indonesian Independence on 17 August 1945. Several days Indonesian People's Security Force was formed to undertake security duties; the Air Division of this force was formed, using ex-Japanese planes scattered everywhere in the island of Java, including Bugis Air Base in Malang. The most numerous of these aeroplanes were the Yokosuka K5Y1 Willow trainers, which were hastily used to train newly recruited cadets. At the time of the founding, there was only one Indonesian holding a multi-engine pilot license from the pre-war Dutch Flying School, Agustinus Adisucipto.
He was assisted by a few Japanese pilots. The new roundel was created by painting white on the lower part of the Japanese Hinomaru, reflecting the red and white of the Indonesian flag; the People's Security Force was re-organized to form a formal armed force. This marked the birth of the Indonesian Air Force on 9 April 1946. However, tensions rose as the Dutch tried to re-claim their former colony and launched an assault on 21 July 1947, destroying most of the planes on the ground; some planes were hidden in remote bases. 29 July 1947 was date of the first air operation by the newborn air force as three surviving aircraft, comprising two Yokosuka K5Y1 Willow and a Mitsubishi Ki-51 Sonia conducted air raids at dawn on the Dutch Army barracks in Semarang and Ambarawa, dropping incendiary bombs. Tactically, these raids did not have any effect on the Dutch positions, but psychologically, it was a great success as it proved that the Indonesian Air Force still existed; the Dutch had claimed the destruction of Indonesian Air Force in their assault before and they never expected any attack from the sky.
Dutch Curtiss P-40E Warhawks tried to find all the guerrillas' planes, but they were too late to find those "ghost" aircraft which landed in Maguwo Air Base, near Yogyakarta. Indonesian pro-independence guerrillas tried to save captured aircraft in a number of remote areas, including examples of the Mitsubishi A6M Zero-Sen "Zeke", Aichi D3A "Val", Mitsubishi G4M "Betty". Under pressure from the United Nations, the Dutch agreed to acknowledge Indonesian independence. Following the 1949 Round Table Conference, sovereignty was transferred to the United States of Indonesia; the Dutch armed forces left and the aeroplanes were handed over to the Indonesians. These comprised, among others, North American P-51 Mustang, North American B-25 Mitchell, North American T-6 Texan, Douglas A-26 Invader, Douglas C-47 Dakota and Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina, which served as the main forces of the Indonesian Air Force for the following decade. During this era, Indonesia received its first jet aircraft, it was during this era that the national roundels were changed to the red and white pentagon.
Political instability meant that the Indonesian Air Force saw action against several regional rebellions in Indonesia such as PRRI, Darul Islam-Tentara Islam Indonesia and the Republic of South Maluku separatists. Several Indonesian pilots scored their first kills, including Captain Ignatius Dewanto with his North American P-51 Mustang, who in 1958 shot down a Permesta Douglas B-26 Invader over
Emergency is the second album by Leeds band, The Pigeon Detectives. The album was released on 26 May 2008, just under a year after their platinum debut selling album, Wait for Me; the album was produced by Stephen Street who has produced for bands such as Blur, The Smiths and Kaiser Chiefs. The first single from the album was "This Is an Emergency" on 12 May 2008, first played by Radio 1 on 24 March 2008; the album was subject to an early leak onto the internet on 1 May, spread via P2P networks. Unlike many early album leaks, the audio files that were distributed on the internet were of a high quality, not compressed files; the album peaked at number five in its first week but fell out the charts spending three weeks in the top 40. Following the release of the second single, "Everybody Wants Me", the album re-entered the top 40 again for another three weeks. Upon its release, it received mixed reviews from critics. "This Is an Emergency" – 3:11 "I'm Not Gonna Take This" – 2:44 "Keep on Your Dress" – 4:52 "Don't You Wanna Find Out" – 2:44 "I'll Be Waiting" – 3:19 "She's Gone" – 2:07 "Nothing to Do with You" – 1:50 "I'm a Liar" – 3:16 "You Don't Need It" – 2:47 "Say It Like You Mean It" – 2:43 "Love You for a Day" – 3:22 "Making Up Numbers" – 3:27 "Everybody Wants Me" – 3:42 "Draw the Curtain" – 1:28 Matt Bowman – vocals Oliver Main – guitar Ryan Wilson – guitar Dave Best – bass Jimmi Naylor – drums
76 is a chain of gas stations located within the United States. The 76 brand is owned by Phillips 66 Company. Union Oil Company of California, dba Unocal, the original owner and creator of the 76 brand, merged with Chevron Corporation in 2005. In 1997, Unocal sold its western United States refining and marketing operations and the rights to the Union 76 brand for use in refining and marketing operations to Tosco Corporation. Tosco has since been purchased by Phillips Petroleum, which merged with Conoco to form ConocoPhillips; as of May 1, 2012, the "76" brand is owned by the Phillips 66 Company, spun off from ConocoPhillips. Unocal continued to own the "76" trademark for use in its operations, with the exception of the divested refining and marketing business. On August 10, 2005, Unocal Corporation and Union Oil Company of California were acquired and merged into a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation. 76, Phillips 66 market their brand of gasoline under the brand name PROclean. The previous brand name for their gasoline was Propower.
76 gasoline stopped being marketed under the Propower name after the termination of the commercial relationship between NASCAR and 76 after the end of the 2003 season, when the firm discontinued all motorsport fuels. As of October 2004, PROclean brand fuel was included on the list of fuels recognized as "Top Tier". In the 1970s and 1980s, the company used the slogan "Go With the Spirit...the Spirit of'76." This has been shortened to "Get the Spirit". Union Oil introduced "76" gasoline in 1932; the name referred to the 1776 United States Declaration of Independence, was the octane rating of the gasoline in 1932.76 signs are orange balls with "76" written on them in blue. Many stations had the 76 ball rotate; the first such sign was designed in 1962 by advertising creative director Ray Pedersen for the Seattle World's Fair. In 2005, new corporate owners ConocoPhillips began a rebranding campaign to unify the design elements of each of the merged brands; as a part of this re-branding, there was an initial decision to pull down all the Orange Ball signs and replace them with monument-style signs in the red-orange and blue color scheme.
In response to overwhelming negative publicity generated by a grassroots "Save The 76 Ball" campaign, ConocoPhillips backtracked on this decision in January 2007, agreeing to donate several of the classic orange 76 balls to museums and to erect 100 balls in the new red-orange and blue color scheme. The 76 ball is a popular logo in the "Cult Style" of European car tuning, it is used on clothing items in Japan as of 2005; the 76 ball made a brief appearance in the 1991 film Point Break during the final airport escape scene, in 1997's The Lost World: Jurassic Park during the Tyrannosaurus rex and the car chase in San Diego and close to the dam in 2014's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. It made an appearance in the 1998 movie Lethal Weapon 4, in which a gas station was blown up due to characters Riggs and Murtaugh shooting an armed man with a flamethrower into a tanker truck on the lot, it made an appearance in Sid and Marty Krofft's 2009 Land of the Lost movie. Until the end of 2003, 76 balls were located at the Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway in all four of its turns.
They were used as scoring points, had portholes, were capable of holding a few people inside. One of these balls was given to the owner of Brumos Motor Cars in Jacksonville, FL, now sits atop a building on the premises after ConocoPhillips terminated its NASCAR sponsorship. Another was given to Dale Earnhardt Jr., displayed on his property. Similar balls had been placed near pit entrances at most NASCAR circuits until the sponsorship ended, but unlike spheres, they were flat on both sides and illuminated at night during races; the 76 ball is a landmark at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, where the only gas station on the premises of a major league ballpark is visible from the park beyond the outfield stands. Union Oil was a longtime sponsor of the Dodgers baseball team, beginning with their relocation to Los Angeles from Brooklyn in 1958; the sponsorship by the 76 brand continues to this day. Union 76 invented the antenna topper concept. Beginning in 1967, Union 76 distributed tens of millions of orange 76 styrofoam antenna balls.
These were popular in the Greater Los Angeles area, where they are still seen. In the winter of 1968, they proved to be safety aids in northwestern US cities such as Spokane, when wind and snow created drifts that made it difficult to locate cars without whip antennas and the ubiquitous orange 76 ball on them. In recent years, 76 has appeared in certain areas in the eastern United States, as part of a licensing deal with Motiva Enterprises. Since 2013, they have returned to the orange ball imagery as part of the "Experience 76" program. List of automotive fuel brands Convenience store Official website Save the 76 Ball campaign Can we have our balls back, please
Isabel Ormiston known as Martha Isabel Garvice, was an Australian doctor, recognised for her service with the British Army in the First World War. She was born in Albury, New South Wales in 1882, she graduated as a doctor from the University of Sydney in 1907. She travelled to London six months before the outbreak of the First World War, she worked with the Red Cross in London and went to Ostend, Belgium. She remained at her post at the Queen of the Belgians' Hospital when Ostend was overrun by the Germans in 1914, received the Order of Leopold of Belgium, the King's medal for "conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty". Ormiston was a prisoner of the invading army until late October, when all British citizens were expelled from Belgium, she was at La Panne, Wounded Allies' Relief Hospital, British Red Cross Depot, W. A. R. Hospital, Limoges.1920 marriage to Garvice DSO She was awarded the Montenegrin Red Cross and Orders of Danilo and the Nile. She took up the position of Senior Lady Medical Officer, Egyptian Ministry of Education.