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Joe Clark

Charles Joseph "Joe" Clark is a Canadian elder statesman, businessman and politician who served as the 16th prime minister of Canada, from June 4, 1979, to March 3, 1980. Despite his relative inexperience, Clark rose in federal politics, entering the House of Commons in the 1972 election and winning the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party in 1976, he came to power in the 1979 election, defeating the Liberal government of Pierre Trudeau and ending sixteen years of continuous Liberal rule. Taking office the day before his 40th birthday, Clark is the youngest person to become Prime Minister, his tenure was brief as he only won a minority government, it was defeated on a motion of non-confidence. Clark's Progressive Conservative Party lost the 1980 election and Clark lost the leadership of the party in 1983, he returned to prominence in 1984 as a senior cabinet minister in Brian Mulroney's cabinet, retiring from politics after not standing for re-election for the House of Commons in 1993.

He made a political comeback in 1998 to lead the Progressive Conservatives in their last stand before the party's eventual dissolution, serving his final term in Parliament from 2000 to 2004. Clark today serves as president of his own consulting firm. Charles Joseph Clark was born in High River, the son of Grace Roselyn and local newspaper publisher Charles A. Clark. Clark attended local schools and the University of Alberta, where he earned a bachelor's degree in history and a master's degree in political science. While in high school, he gained journalism experience with the High River Times and the Calgary Albertan. In his first year at the University of Alberta, Clark joined the staff of the campus newspaper Gateway and became editor-in-chief. Clark was a member of the University of Alberta Debate Society, he worked one summer at the Edmonton Journal where he met his future biographer, David L. Humphreys, he worked one summer with The Canadian Press in Toronto, for a time considered a career in journalism.

Clark attended Dalhousie Law School. However, he spent more time with the Dalhousie Student Union, Progressive Conservative politics and the Dalhousie Gazette, than on his courses. After leaving Dalhousie, he unsuccessfully pursued first-year law studies at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law in Vancouver. Clark again became active in student politics, serving as president of the Progressive Conservative Youth wing for two terms, he worked full-time for the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1973, Clark married law student Maureen McTeer, they met. McTeer has developed her own career as a well-known author and lawyer, caused something of a fuss by keeping her maiden name after marriage; that practice was not common at the time. Their daughter, Catherine has pursued a career in public relations and broadcasting. Clark became politically active while at university, although he had been aware from a young age of politics in Canada and was an admirer of Prime Minister John Diefenbaker.

He competed with the University of Alberta Debate Society. He served as president of the University of Alberta Young Progressive Conservatives, served as national president for the Young PCs group. Clark sparred with future political rival Preston Manning in debate forums on campus between the Young PCs and the Youth League of the Alberta Social Credit Party. Clark encountered another future rival when he met Brian Mulroney at a national Young PCs meeting in 1958. Clark spent time in France to improve his fluency in the French language, took courses in French while he was living in Ottawa, he became comfortable speaking and answering questions in French, which helped his political standing in Quebec. He entered politics at age 28 but was unsuccessful as candidate for the provincial Progressive Conservatives in the 1967 provincial election. Clark served as a chief assistant to provincial opposition leader and future Premier Peter Lougheed, served in the office of federal opposition leader Robert Stanfield, learning the inner workings of government.

Clark missed being elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta in the 1971 provincial election. However, he ran in the federal election held a year and was elected to Parliament as the MP for Rocky Mountain, a rural riding in southwestern Alberta. Clark was the first Canadian politician to take a strong stand for decriminalization of marijuana in Canada, for a guaranteed minimum income for everyone. In many ways his social liberalism was as bold in the 1970s; these positions put Clark at odds with the right-wing members of his caucus, several members of which were not afraid to confront him. For example, in the lead-up to the 1979 election, the bulk of Clark's riding was merged into the newly created riding of Bow River during a redistribution of ridings. Fellow Tory MP Stanley Schumacher had much of his old riding of Palliser merged into Bow River as well. Though Clark was now party leader, Schumacher refused to step aside in Clark's favour, forcing Clark to run in nearby Yellowhead. Following the resignation of PC party leader Robert Stanfield, Clark sought and won the leadership of the PC Party at the 1976 leadership convention.

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KB SAT SR-10

The KB SAT SR-10 is a prototype Russian single-engine jet trainer aircraft, fitted with forward-swept wings. It first is being offered to the Russian Air Force and for export; the Russian design bureau KB SAT began work on a single-engine jet trainer and sport aircraft, the SR-10, in 2007, displaying a mockup at the MAKS airshow at Zhukovsky in August 2009. The SR-10 is a mid-wing monoplane of all-composite construction, with a wing swept forward at an angle of 10 degrees; the crew of two sit in a tandem cockpit. It is powered by a single turbofan, with a Ivchenko AI-25V AI25TSR fitted in the prototype, but more modern Russian engines, such as the NPO Saturn AL-55 are proposed for production aircraft; the SR-10 was offered to meet a 2014 requirement for a basic trainer for the Russian Air force, but was rejected in favour of the Yakovlev Yak-152, a piston-engined trainer. Despite this setback, KB SAT continued to develop the SR-10, proposing it as an intermediate trainer between the Yak-152 and the Yak-130 advanced jet trainer and for export.

The first prototype SR-10 made its maiden flight on 25 December 2015. In July 2017, KB SAT announced that it had developed an unmanned variant of the aircraft named the AR-10 Argument. In September 2018, according to media reports, the Russian government failed to allocate funds to start production of SR-10 for the Russian Air Force and as a result KB SAT suspended all work on the project. Data from Russia's New Jet TrainerGeneral characteristics Crew: 2 Length: 9.59 m Wingspan: 8.40 m Height: 3.55 m Gross weight: 2,400 kg Max takeoff weight: 2,700 kg Powerplant: 1 × Ivchenko AI-25V turbofan, 16.87 kN thrustPerformance Maximum speed: 900 km/h Cruise speed: 520 km/h Range: 1,500 km Service ceiling: 6,000 m g limits: +10/−8 Rate of climb: 60 m/s Aircraft of comparable role and era Yakovlev Yak-130 EADS Mako/HEAT Guizhou JL-9 HAL HJT-36 Sitara HESA Shafaq Hongdu JL-8 Hongdu L-15 KAI T-50 Golden Eagle Butowski, Piotr. "Russia's New Jet Trainer". Air International. Vol. 90 no. 2. P. 15. ISSN 0306-5634.

"New Russian forward-swept wing jet trainer has made its first flight. And here’s the video"; the Aviationist. 2 January 2016. "Russia’s 1st forward-swept wing training aircraft performs maiden flight". Russia Today. 1 January 2016. KB-SAT official site

The Red Lantern

The Red Lantern is a 1919 American silent drama film starring Alla Nazimova, who plays dual roles, directed by Albert Capellani. It is notable today for being Anna May Wong's screen debut. A single print survives in Europe with rumors of a copy at Moscow; as described in a film magazine, Mahlee is a half-Chinese and half white woman, which makes her an outcast. After her grandmother dies, she goes to a Christian mission in Peking where she is converted and becomes a missionary. There she falls in love with Andrew Templeton, the son of the mission leader Reverend Alex Templeton, but the son's admiration is tempered by her mixed race. Dr. Sam Wang is secretly a Boxer leader. Dr. Wang loves Mahlee but she spurns his advances. One day Blanche Sackville visits the mission, Mahlee realizes that she is the daughter of the Englishman her grandmother told her about and is her half-sister. Although Mahlee feels an attachment to Blanche, she soon becomes jealous when she realizes that Sir Philip Sackville favors a suite between Blanche and Andrew Templeton.

Capitalizing on the disdain in Mahlee's heart, Sam Wang convinces her to join him and impersonate the Goddess of the Red Lantern, a mystic personage that presides over the Chinese New Year, to convince the superstitious revolutionaries that victory is near if they follow Wang. While she serves the Boxer cause, she still cannot bear to have those she loves hurt, so she goes to the mission to warn them of an attack, she meets Philip Sackville and pleads for him to acknowledge her as his daughter and take her away from China, but Sackville refuses. She celebrates the Feast of the Lanterns. Although the Boxers are suspicious of her, Wang saves her. Armed conflict between the Boxers and Allies results in the rout of the Chinese. Mehlee goes to the Boxer Palace and while on her throne, she drinks the poison Wang gives her. Philip Sackville and Andrew come to the palace and discover Mehlee dead. Alla Nazimova... Mahlee & Blanche Sackville Noah Beery... Dr. Sam Wang Charles Bryant Edward Connelly... General Jung-Lu Frank Currier...

Sir Philip Sackville Reginald Denny Darrell Foss... Andrew Templeton Dagmar Godowsky Winter Hall... Reverend Alex Templeton Henry Kolker Harry Mann... Chung Virginia Ross... Luang-Ma Mary Van Ness... Mrs. Templeton Anna May Wong... The Red Lantern, filmed during the 1918 flu pandemic, was the debut of Anna May Wong, who played a lantern bearer. To meet the casting requirements which required 300 extras for the film, the Chinese American extras were paid $7.50 per day, $1.50 more than the other extras. A restored print of this film is available on a region 0 / PAL DVD. Garza, Janiss. "Red Lantern". Allmovie. Retrieved 2008-05-25; the Red Lantern on IMDb The Red Lantern at AllMovie Lantern slide for film, Alla Nazimova Society Nazimova In Production Meeting with Director Albert Capellani and Author Edith Wherry, Alla Nazimova Society The Red Lantern by Edith Wherry, with illustrations from the film

2016 Pakistan flood

After heavy rains and flash floods in Pakistan, at least 71 people were killed and another 34 hospitalized. Rain started at night of Saturday, April 3, rainfall began to spur floods in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region in the northwest. Heavy rainfall is common in Southern Asia during the pre-monsoon season. In response to floods, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government began to administer relief for those affected. Rural areas with poor infrastructure were susceptible, some 150 homes were destroyed in the event; the floods caused deadly landslides that killed another 23 people. However, 5 were rescued. Furthermore, the rain washed away roads in the area, as well as causing crop loss. Another flood began in August. At least 82 people were killed during the floods, including a disaster involving a bus which resulted in the deaths of 27 people and the disappearance of four. Geography of Pakistan

Kirk Pfeffer

Kirk Pfeffer is a retired American long-distance runner, who competed in marathons. He won the Enschede Marathon in 1979 and America's Finest City Half Marathon in 1981. On December 7, 1979 he set a new world record in the half marathon at 1:02:32 in Las Vegas. Next year he ran his best marathon time of 2:10:29 in Fukuoka, which placed him tenth in the World Marathon Rankings for 1980. Five years before that, he set a world junior record of 2:17:44 in the old Mission Bay Marathon in San Diego. In the 1979 New York City Marathon, Pfeffer led the field until 23 1/2 miles when he was passed by Bill Rodgers in Central Park. Rodgers won in 2:11:42, Pfeffer held on for second place, finishing about 500 yards behind with a time of 2:13:08. In the 1983 New York City Marathon he finished 13th in 2:12:20, his last world-class performance at a major marathon. 4. Http://articles.latimes.com/1994-01-24/sports/sp-14817_1_san-diego

Gruoch of Scotland

Gruoch ingen Boite was a Scottish queen, the daughter of Boite mac Cináeda, son of Cináed III. She is most famous for being the queen of MacBethad mac Findlaích; the dates of her life are uncertain. Before 1032 Gruoch was married to Gille Coemgáin mac Maíl Brigti, Mormaer of Moray, with whom she had at least one son, Lulach mac Gille Coemgáin King of Scots. Gille Coemgáin was killed in 1032, burned in a hall with 50 of his men; the next year one of her male relatives her only brother, was murdered by Malcolm II. Gruoch is named with Boite and with MacBethad in charters endowing the Culdee monastery at Loch Leven; the date of her death is not known. Gruoch is the model for the character Lady Macbeth in William Shakespeare's play Macbeth; the Scottish historical fiction series, The Celtic Blood by Melanie Karsak, centers around Gruoch's life, giving a fictional depiction of what her life could have been like. She is the heroine of Gordon Bottomley's 1921 verse drama "Gruach", in which the King's Envoy sees her sleepwalking on the eve of her marriage to another man, falls in love with her and carries her off.

The play mentions her claim to the throne. She appears, named Groa, as a major character in Dorothy Dunnett's 1982 novel of Macbeth, King Hereafter, which topped the New York Times bestseller list. Susan Fraser King wrote a 1982 historical novel about Gruach. King asserts that the book is as rooted in fact as possible. Gruoch appears as the wife of Macbeth, King of Scotland and the mother of Lulach in Jackie French's children's novel Macbeth and Son, published in 2006. Gloria Carreño's 2009 play A Season Before the Tragedy of Macbeth premiered by British Touring Shakespeare 2010 sheds new light on Gruach Macduff, the central character; the play considers events up to the opening of the letter from the three witches in Shakespeare's tragedy. In David Greig's 2010 play Dunsinane, she is known as outlives Macbeth. Annals of Ulster at University College Cork's CELT project. Duncan, A. A. M; the Kingship of the Scots 842–1292: Succession and Independence. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 2002. ISBN 0-7486-1626-8 Woolf, Alex, "Macbeth" in Michael Lynch, The Oxford Companion to Scottish History.

Oxford UP, Oxford, 2001. ISBN 0-19-211696-7 Playwright Gloria Carreño Une Saison Avant La Tragédie de Macbeth, by Gloria Carreño. Les Editions Persée, 2010. ISBN 978-2-35216-684-9