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Scrappy Blumer

Laurence Elroy "Scrappy" Blumer was an American pilot in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. He was credited with six aerial victories, five of which he gained in a single action lasting no more than fifteen minutes on August 25, 1944, earning him the title of the "Fastest Ace in a Day". Blumer was born in North Dakota, his father was a storekeeper and clerk, the Blumers moved to Colfax and Fargo where Blumer attended elementary school Walcott again settling in Kindred where Blumer attended high school. After graduation he worked for a couple of years before enrolling at Concordia College in Minnesota. In 1941 the family moved again, to Puyallup, where his father took a job in a munitions plant. Blumer learned to fly whilst in Washington, on March 23, 1942, enlisted in the Army Air Corps. After basic training, he was sent to the flight school at Arizona. Blumer received his wings on March 10, 1943, was posted to Marysville Cantonment, California, to join the 367th Fighter Group.

It was at Marysville that Blumer earned the nickname "Scrappy", after holding his own against two Marines in a drunken brawl. The 367th sailed from New York City in late March 1944 aboard the SS Duchess of Bedford, arriving in Greenock, Scotland, in early April after 11 days at sea. On arrival at their base at RAF Stoney Cross they were surprised to discover that they were assigned to fly twin-engined P-38 Lightning fighter-bombers instead of the single-engined P-51 Mustang fighters they had trained for; this required a period of extra training. The group was divided into three fighter squadrons: the 393rd and 394th. Blumer was assigned to the 393rd squadron; the 367th was engaged in operations before and after the Normandy landings, Blumer had his fair share of incidents. His aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire over France, he was forced to make a belly landing back in England, wrecking it. On July 4, while attacking a train, his aircraft clipped a telephone pole, losing four feet off the port wing and knocking out one engine.

He managed to nurse his aircraft back to England, only discovering on landing the 300 yards of telephone line he had brought back with him. On another occasion he was shot down over enemy territory, but evaded capture and made his way back to the British front lines. Early on August 25, the 367th Fighter Group bombed three German airfields in western France. After the attack the 394th Squadron reported being attacked by around thirty Fw 190s; the 394th shot down eight German aircraft for the loss of six of their own before the 392nd and 393rd Squadrons arrived in support. Blumer, leading the 393rd, shot down two enemy aircraft in his first pass, going on to shoot down three more within fifteen minutes, before the Germans broke off their attack; this action earned him the title "Fastest Ace in a Day", the award of the Distinguished Service Cross. In the course of the battle a total of 25 German aircraft were shot down, one destroyed, 17 damaged. Two pilots of the 367th were killed, four others bailed out.

Blumer was appointed the Commanding Officer the 393rd Squadron on November 10, shot down his sixth enemy aircraft on November 19. He completed his combat tour in mid-January 1945, having flown 120 combat missions, returned to the United States to serve as an instructor at Marysville. Blumer was discharged on September 17, 1946. For his wartime service he had been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 22 Oak leaf clusters, 24 other decorations. After the war, Blumer started a home construction business in Washington. In the late 1960s he bought an ex-Honduran Air Force P-38, repainted it in the wartime colors of "Scrap Iron IV" and flew it at airshows. Blumer died of leukemia on October 23, 1997, in Oregon, he is buried at Woodbine Cemetery in Washington. His awards include: Army Air Forces Pilot Badge "Photograph of Blumer and "Scrap Iron IV"". 2009. Retrieved March 16, 2015. "Lawrence E. Blumer". U. S. A. A. F. Resource Center. 2014.

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Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (Most)

The Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary is a late Gothic church building in Most, a city in the Ústí nad Labem Region of the Czech Republic. The deanery church in Most, which stood in the middle of the church yard near the road to Žatec, burned down in 1515, only the eastern crypt and the inner peripheral brickwork of the western tower could be saved; the building of the new church began on August 20, 1517, when the cornerstone was laid, was financed by individual donors. The designer was Jakob Heilmann from Schweinfurt, he proposed the church as a big hall of three naves, with inside supports, a pentagonal presbytery and a prismatic tower with a gallery in the main elevation. The northern wall contains a vestibule, a sacristy is located in the north-western wall. During the first year, demolition work was carried out. Heilmann handed over the project in 1518, control of the building works was taken over by the foreman Jörg of Maulbron and by another foreman called Peter; the vaults of the peripheral chapels were finished during the second decade of the 16th century the inner pillars were erected and in 1532 the church was prepared for vaulting.

The windows were placed and the vaulting ribs were dressed. The carcassing was finished in 1549 and the renaissance portals installed in the second half of the 16th century; the church burnt out in 1578, was repaired by 1602. The church was consecrated in 1597. A new roof was put on the church in 1650; the actual main altar was constructed during 1735–1739. The altar decoration was made in the workshop of the sculptor Bartolomeo Eder and the main altar picture was produced by Josef Kramolín - both in 1773. A boundary wall round the cemetery and the ossuary was demolished in 1840. Another big repair was made during 1880–1883, during which the interior was reshaped into the Gothic style, a part of the baroque inventory was removed. New gothic paint was used, equipment was installed in the new gothic style; the plaster renovation of the outer walls, as well as a treatment of the stone parts was made in 1932. During the sixties, Most's historic center was destroyed to make room for the expanding lignite mines, a process that lasted until 1980.

Unlike other historical buildings it was decided to save the church by moving it away from mining area. An expert committee was set up by the Ministry of Culture of Czechoslovakia to supervise the project, presided over by academician Stanislav Bechyně. From 1969 the committee was led by Alois Myslivec; the important specialist-adviser was Emmanuel Gendel, well-known Soviet construction engineer, who subsequently became the USSR's leading specialist in moving buildings in the 1930s. To move the building, a variant on a bow path was chosen; the transfer was overseen by the firm Transfera Praha, an organisation of the Czech Ministry of Culture, was performed by Průmstav Pardubice and Škoda Plzeň. Prior to moving the building, the peripheral masonry, the bearing and supporting pillars were reinforced, the remainder of the western tower was demolished; the church circumference was reinforced by a concrete ring and the church was gripped by a steel framework construction on the inner as well as outer sides.

The preparation work lasted seven years, as it was necessary to demolish all houses in the transfer path and fill in the former opencast mine. 53 transport trucks were set on special rails, which were inserted under all statically important points of the building. These transport trucks worked using computer controlled hydraulics, as were four booms used to pull the church. During movement of the church on the road section, rails, passed over were moved from behind the building to in front of it, allowing them to be used again. Between September 30 and October 27, 1975, the church was moved a distance of 841.1 meters at a velocity of 1–3 centimeters per minute to the vicinity of the old hospital with a small church of the Holy Spirit, it was set on an iron-concrete two-storied foundation. After the move was completed, restoration work went on until 1988, the church was solemnly consecrated again in 1993; this building was mentioned in Guinness Book of World Records as the heaviest building moved on wheels.

The church is 60 m long and 30 m large, has only one tower, conforming to the South-German late-gothic layout. Its interior walls are plain, the peripheral walls are broken by two rows of windows; the lower windows belong to the individual chapels and the upper ones belong to the flank naves of the hall. The inside of the church forms a big hall, divided into three naves by seven pairs of octahedral columns. Between the counterforts are 16 chapels, two side vestibules, a sacristy, a double worm staircase on the eastern side and a worm staircase on the western side; each of the chapels has its own ribbed vault and is dedicated to the patron saints of its donors — the guilds, rich citizens and one to St. Bartolomew, patron saint of the abbot Bartolomeo of Osek; the church is used both for religious services as well as an exposition of the Gothic and Renaissance art of the north-western Bohemia, the church basement is used as an exhibition space for the North-Bohemian Gallery. E. Poche, Umělecké památky Čech 2.

Praha: Academia 1978. P. 431 f. Buried inside Markéty z Kunštátu a Poděbrad Buška ze Žeberka Viléma ze Žeberka Alžběty z Riesenberka Markéty Šlikové Anny z Mansfeldu Mořice Šlika († 1578

Humanity's Last Stand

Humanity's Last Stand is a fictional radical anti-mutant fringe group appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The characters are depicted as enemies of the X-Men; the group's first appearance was in Uncanny X-Men Annual 1995. Humanity's Last Stand was behind the creation of a false Mutant Liberation Front, formed by human members of H. L. S. Posing as mutants; the humans use drugs and or technologically enhanced suits. The goal of this is to discredit mutants, they attempted to murder humans who sympathized with mutants, which led them to battle the Punisher and his allies. Simon Trask - Founder and brother of Bolivar Trask, he has a technological wire in his body. Eli Garibaldi - Joelle Guthrie - Quit Tim Preacher - Quit Lieutenant Commander Coral Trent - Commander Jared McGee - Sean Lockwood - Hound - The Razors - Robots with techno-organic armor, they were found and utilized by the Cabots against the Guthries and the X-Men The Shepherds - Robots incorporating Nimrod technology.

Agents of Humanity's Last Stand, this group were normal humans given drugs or costumes to empower them. They claimed to be mutants. One of their major tasks was the attempted assassination Reverend William Connover. Among its members are: Deadeye - He wears armor that allows him to fire plasma blasts from his eye, he is a former Mafioso. He is slain by the mutant-obsessed X-Cutioner, his corpse is destroyed by Blast Furnace to prevent an autopsy. Deadeye - A clone of the original, it was slain in the destruction of Humanity's Last Stand's base. Blast Furnace - A robot that could incinerate compromised members, it is operated by remote control. After destroying Deadeye's corpse, it destroys itself. Blast Furnace II - A second version of the original, it was destroyed by the Punisher. Corpus Delecti - A melding of a dead person and mechanics; this entity has immunity to most forms of harm and a personal energy field. When the team's original mission is compromised, he is incinerated by Blast Furnace. Corpus Delecti - A clone of the original.

Killed by the Punisher. Blindspot - She could generate flashes of light from her hands, she is killed by Simon Trask. Thermal - He could generate blasts of heat or cold, he is killed when Simon Trask destroys their base. In the Iron Man: Armored Adventures episode "The X-Factor," Simon Trask was attacked by Magneto for being a member of Humanity Now. Simon Trask is found wrapped in a pipe by Iron Man before Magneto attacks. During his campaign, Senator Robert Kelly mentions. Humanity's Last Stand at Marvel Wiki


Qvwm is a simple, lightweight window manager, intended to be a reimplementation of the Windows 95 interface for Linux systems. Released in 1996 under the GNU General Public License, it features a start menu, a taskbar incorporating a system tray, Windows-like task-switching; the project's name comes from wordplay references to Roman numbers. In 2000, Linux Format called Qvwm "an unusually impressive imposter". Unlike Windows 95's registry, Qvwm uses a textual configuration file. Qvwm includes virtual desktops, a feature lacking in Windows 95. One reviewer criticized this practice as "against qvwm's stated purpose." Apart from standard X libraries, the only software library it depends on is X PixMap. The developers had intended to develop a full class library called libqv but this never occurred; the original author of Qvwm, Kenichi Kourai, no longer maintains it, but in 2006 the project was picked up by Ivan Kurmanov, who applied patches made by the Debian project and added features of his own.

Qvwm was included in Debian since 1999 but was removed in early 2009 because of the lack of updates as well as using deprecated libraries. Official website, project maintainer Ivan Kurmanov Official website, original

SL Corporation

SL Corporation is a multinational automotive components manufacturing company headquartered in Gyeongsan, South Korea. It has manufacturing plants in Asia-Pacific, India and the United States. Annual turn-over is around 1.8billion USD as group basis. SL Corporation's origins date back to 1954 and the establishment of Samlip Motor Works as a manufacturer of bicycle parts. In 1968 the company was incorporated into Samlip Industrial Co. Ltd. and in 1969 it began manufacturing head lamps for Hyundai Motors. The name was changed to SL Corporation in 2004 under the leadership of Lee Choong Kon, CEO. SL Corporation manufactures various products for the automotive industry. SL Corporation received the GM Supplier of the Year award for sixteen straight years as well as the Five Star quality certificate from Hyundai-Kia Motors. Exterior Lighting Systems Suspension System Components Chassis & Steering System Components Door System Components Power Train System Components Front End Modules Mirrors General Motors Hyundai Kia Motors SsangYong Motor Company GM Daewoo Chrysler Subaru Honda Ford India Stanley Electric Co. Ltd.

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