Flash-Ball is a registered trademark for a nominally less-lethal hand-held weapon used by law enforcement officers in riot situations as an alternative to lethal firearms, baton rounds, plastic bullets. It was developed by French hunting firearms manufacturer Verney-Carron; the weapon exists in two versions of caliber 44/83. The super-pro version features vertically stacked barrels and is made from metal alloys, while the compact version is made from lighter composite materials with the twin barrels side by side. Both versions of the weapon can be used to fire a variety of ammunition although a soft 44 mm rubber ball is the most common. According to the manufacturer's own publicity, the Flash-Ball's standard round packs the stopping power of a.38 caliber handgun but less kinetic energy per sq. cm thus making it unlikely to penetrate the body of a clothed person at ranges down to 5 meters. This said, various human rights groups have expressed fears that the widespread deployment of such weapons could result in police being less to apply non-violent tactics when dealing with dangerous situations.
Numerous eye loss, brain trauma and death as well as major bone breakages and one death due to cardiac arrest have been attributed to the use of "Flash-Ball". It is of note for the loss of an eye by French Yellow Vest organizer Jérôme Rodrigues, who has become a galvanizing figure in the movement. There was a photographer taking photos of the yellow vests, hit and lost 3 fingers; the police still continue to utilize flash balls against protestors wearing yellow eye patches with target bulleyes drawn on them. Mr. Rodrigues claims that police identified him and deliberately targeted his head for a fatal injury. France: Police Macau: Grupo de Operações Especiais of Macau Police Portugal: Public Security Police Gilets jaunes Milkor Stopper 37/38 mm riot gun Official website
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries is an American web series adapted from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. The story is conveyed in the form of vlogs, it was created by Hank Green and Bernie Su, produced by Jenni Powell and stars Ashley Clements, Mary Kate Wiles, Laura Spencer, Julia Cho and Daniel Vincent Gordh. It premiered on a dedicated YouTube channel on April 9, 2012, subsequently concluded when the 100th episode was posted on March 28, 2013. In 2013, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries became the first web series to win an Emmy, for Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media – Original Interactive Program; the story is told in vlog-style by the eponymous character. As the show takes place in Lizzie's bedroom, many major events happen offscreen and are retold by Lizzie, with her friend Charlotte and sisters Lydia and Jane adding different perspectives, they perform reenactments, using a recurring costume to denote who's who. From Episode 25 onwards, the show begins to visit other sets, allowing them to introduce outside characters, such as Bing Lee, Mr. Collins.
There are semi-frequent Q&A videos, once per every ten episodes, in which Lizzie answers questions asked by real viewers, sometimes with the help of another character. In addition to the videos, all the characters have various social media accounts, through which they interact and reveal portions of the story and perspectives that are not represented in Lizzie's vlogs. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bennet is a mass communications graduate student still living at home with her parents and two sisters, the sweet, timid Jane and rebellious, party-loving Lydia. With the help of her friend Charlotte Lu, she starts a vlog series for her thesis, discussing the trials and tribulations of her daily life. Wealthy medical student Bing Lee moves into the Netherfield mansion nearby, bringing with him his richer friend William Darcy. Mrs Bennet begins conspiring to match Bing up with one of the girls, believing "it's a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."
When the Bennets meet the new neighbors at a wedding and Bing have chemistry, but Darcy's rude and snobbish behaviour causes Lizzie to dislike him. At VidCon and Lizzie run into childhood friend Ricky Collins, who now runs online media company "Collins and Collins," with the help of his wealthy patron Ms Catherine de Bourgh, he proposes Lizzie join him as a business partner. Charlotte accepts the offer in her place. During this time Lydia starts her own vlog series. While at a bar with Lydia, Lizzie begins seeing him, he reveals Darcy was a family friend who refused to give him a college fund he was promised, furthering Lizzie's poor opinion of the man. Lizzie moves on when it becomes apparent George isn't that into her. Though their relationship had been going well, Bing leaves for L. A. without telling Jane. Lizzie assumes. Lizzie decides to spend her last semester shadowing at companies, starting with C&C. There she runs into Darcy, who's been asked to monitor the company by Catherine, he reveals he's in love with her.
She furiously tells him she could never love him back, because of his rudeness and how he's hurt George and Jane, accidentally revealing the existence of the vlogs in the process. After watching them all, he gives her a letter explaining his side of things, he steered Bing away from Jane. George was given enough money to pay his full college tuition, but spent it all in one year and became angry when Darcy refused to give him more. Lydia misinterprets one of Lizzie's 21st birthday presents and storms off to Las Vegas for New Years, begins dating George Wickham. Lizzie discovers Pemberley Digital, belongs to Darcy, they begin spending time together, now on better terms, but their growing friendship is cut short when Lizzie has to rush home, having been informed there's a website counting down to the release of a sex tape involving George and Lydia. Lizzie and Lydia haven't spoken since Christmas; when Lizzie confronts Lydia, it transpires. Jane urges Lizzie to watch all of Lydia's videos, after which Lizzie realizes her younger sister isn't as shallow as she thought and that she doesn't know Lydia all that well.
Lydia herself realizes she's been selfish and breaks down crying in Lizzie's arms and the two sisters reconcile. The day the sex-tape is meant to go live, the website disappears. During her healing journey, Lydia discovers that Darcy has bought the company that owns the website and all rights to the video. Lizzie realizes she thinks it's come too late. Bing returns to apologize. Darcy confesses to Lizzie that he still loves her, the two get together. Lizzie decides what to do in her professional life and decides to stop vlogging so she can focus on living her life. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bennet is the narrator of most of the vlogs, she is a graduate student studying mass communications and, like her original counterpart, believes women should be educated and do more with their lives than pursue husbands. She is close with her best friend, Charlotte Lu, born on the same day as she, as well as her older sister, while appearing to h
The LBD-1 Gargoyle was an American air-to-surface missile developed during World War II by McDonnell Aircraft for the United States Navy. One of the precursors of modern anti-ship missiles, it was extensively used as a test vehicle during the late 1940s. Following the successful use of the German Henschel Hs 293 and Fritz-X guided bombs in combat during 1943, a requirement was issued by the U. S. Navy that October for a guided weapon based on similar principles. Assigned as part of the Glomb project, the weapon was code-named "Gargoyle", following the completion of design work in the summer of 1944, McDonnell Aircraft was awarded a contract for a test-and-evaluation production run of 400 Gargoyles in September, given the designation LBD-1. Intended for carriage by carrier-based aircraft, Gargoyle was of conventional small-aircraft design, weighing 1,500 pounds when ready for launch, fitted with a low-mounted 8-foot-6-inch wing and v-tail attached to a streamlined fuselage, 10 feet 1 inch in length, containing a 1,000-pound armor-piercing bomb.
An Aerojet solid-propellant rocket, of the JATO type and providing 1,000 lbf of thrust, was fitted to provide terminal boost to 600 miles per hour, guidance was by radio command, the missile being tracked visually via a flare mounted in the tail section. The effective range of Gargoyle was 5 miles. Gargoyle's armor-piercing capability and the fact that it could be carried by carrier-based aircraft allowed development to continue despite late-war rationalizations of missile projects, following delivery of the first weapons to the Navy at the end of 1944 flight trials were begun in March 1945. Difficulties encountered during the test program meant that by July only five of fourteen tests were considered to be "satisfactory" by the Navy, the first successful flight did not occur until July 1946. By Gargoyle had been redesignated twice, to KSD-1 in October 1945 and in early 1946 to KUD-1 as a pure research effort; the aerodynamic design of Gargoyle was, considered to be satisfactory from an aerodynamic standpoint.
That fall the Gargoyle was redesignated again under the U. S. Navy's new missile designation system, first to RTV-2 and to the definitive RTV-N-2 in 1948. Testing continued through December 1950, Gargoyle being used to trial equipment and procedures for the Navy's other missile programs at the Marine Corps Auxiliary Air Station Mojave, before the program was terminated, the remaining RTV-N-2s being designated for scrapping. A Gargoyle, donated to the National Air and Space Museum in 1974, is on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Azon GB-1 VB-6 Felix Related lists List of anti-ship missiles
Grace Dent is an English columnist and author. Dent is a restaurant critic for The Guardian and from 2011 to 2017 wrote a restaurant column for the Evening Standard, she is a regular critic on the BBC's MasterChef UK and makes frequent appearances in Channel 4's television series "Very British Problems". Dent has written 11 novels for teenagers and her first non-fiction title How to Leave Twitter was published in July 2011. Dent was born in Carlisle, She attended Bishop Goodwin Primary School in, Currock and studied English Literature at Stirling University. While at university, she wrote features for Cosmopolitan after winning a place on their Student Advisory panel. After graduating from Stirling University, Dent's first job was as editorial assistant for Marie Claire. In 1998, Dent became a freelance journalist contributing to Glamour, Marie Claire, as well as a weekly column in More. From 1998 -- 2000 she worked for the Daily Mirror, writing about off-beat topics. Dent began writing for The Guardian in 1999.
She wrote "World of Lather" celebrating her love of Coronation Street and other soap operas for "Guide" supplement from 2001–2010. From 2010–2012, she wrote "Grace Dent's TV-OD". In 2012 she signed a joint deal with the London Evening Standard, she became the restaurant critic of The Guardian in January 2018. In November 2017, Dent won'Reviewer of the Year' at the London Restaurant Festival. Unusually for a restaurant critic, she has been "mainly vegan" since the early 2010s, describing herself as plant-based or a flexitarian. Dent has written 11 novels, her first novel, It's a Girl Thing, was published in 2003. She was shortlisted for the 2008 Queen of Teen Prize. Dent's first non-fiction title How To Leave Twitter was published in July 2011. In October 2008, Dent was part of the judging panel for the Young Minds book awards, she was a judge on the 2011 Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Her first trilogy of novels was for Puffin Books. It's a Girl Thing The Great Escape published under the title Live and Fabulous!
Curse of the Mega Boobed Bimbos published under the title Friends Forever! In 2006 the first Diary of a Chav novel Trainers v. Tiaras was released for Hodder Books. Trainers V. Tiaras, Slinging the Bling, Too Cool for School The Ibiza Diaries, The Fame Diaries, Keeping It Real, In December 2008 Dent signed a two-book deal with Hodder; the rights were not developed. Poor Little Rich Girl Money Can't Buy Me Love Dent is a regular critic on Masterchef UK, Masterchef: The Professionals, Celebrity Masterchef, she has appeared as a judge on BBC Two's Great British Menu. She was the Creative Director for the Evening Standard's London Food Month which won'Best Debut Event' at the 2017 Event Awards, she has appeared on many British television shows such as Very British Problems, Pointless Celebrities, The Apprentice: You're Fired, Have I Got News For You, The Now Show, The Review Show, Film 2012, The Culture Show, Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled. Since 2016, Dent has presented The Untold on BBC Radio 4, nominated twice for ARIA awards.
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Khujand International Airport is an airport serving Khujand, the second-largest city in Tajikistan. Khujand was known as Leninabad, it is located out in the nearby town of Chkalovsk. The airport resides at an elevation of 442 m above mean sea level, it has one runway designated 08/26 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,200 x 50 m. Transport in Tajikistan List of the busiest airports in the former USSR Current weather for UTDL at NOAA/NWS Accident history for LBD at Aviation Safety Network
Little black dress
A little black dress is a black evening or cocktail dress and quite short. Fashion historians ascribe the origins of the little black dress to the 1920s designs of Coco Chanel and Jean Patou intended to be long-lasting, affordable, accessible to the widest market possible and in a neutral colour, its ubiquity is such that it is simply referred to as the "LBD". The "little black dress" is considered essential to a complete wardrobe by many women and fashion observers, who believe it a "rule of fashion" that every woman should own a simple, elegant black dress that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion: for example, worn with a jacket and pumps for daytime business wear or with more ornate jewelry and accessories for evening or a formal event such as a wedding or a ball. Black has always been a color rich in symbolism. In the early 18th century, black represented artistry; as Ann Demeulemeester said of it, "Black is poetic. How do you imagine a poet? In a bright yellow jacket? Not."
In the early 19th century, black was adopted by the Romantics such as Byron and Keats, due to its melancholic aura. As the Victorian era began, black transitions from a color of art to one of grief and mourning – widows were expected to wear black for at least four years – and for service livery, as the uniform for maids. In 1926 Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel published a picture of a short, simple black dress in American Vogue, it was calf-length and decorated only by a few diagonal lines. Vogue called it "Chanel's Ford". Like the Model T, the little black dress was accessible for women of all social classes. Vogue said that the LBD would become "a sort of uniform for all women of taste". This, as well as other designs by the house of Chanel helped disassociate black from mourning, reinvent it as the uniform of the high-class and chic; as Coco herself proclaimed, "I imposed black. Hollywood's influence on fashion helped the little black dress's popularity, but for more practical reasons: as Technicolor films became more common, filmmakers relied on little black dresses because other colors looked distorted on screen and botched the coloring process.
During World War II, the style continued in part due to widespread rationing of textiles, in part as a common uniform for civilian women entering the workforce. The rise of Dior's "New Look" in the post-war era and the sexual conservatism of the 1950s returned the little black dress to its roots as a uniform and a symbol of the dangerous woman. Hollywood femme fatales and fallen women characters were portrayed in black halter-style dresses in contrast to the more conservative dresses of housewives or more wholesome Hollywood stars. Synthetic fibres made popular in the 1940s and 1950s broadened the availability and affordability of many designs; the generation gap of the 1960s created a dichotomy in the design of the little black dress. The younger "mod" generation preferred, in general, a miniskirt on their versions of the dress and designers catering to the youth culture continued to push the envelope - shortening the skirt more, creating cutouts or slits in the skirt or bodice of the dress, using sheer fabrics such as netting or tulle.
Many women aspired to simple black sheath dresses similar to the black Givenchy dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in the film Breakfast at Tiffany's. The popularity of casual fabrics knits, for dress and business wear during the 1980s brought the little black dress back into vogue. Coupled with the fitness craze, the new designs incorporated details popular at the time such as broad shoulders or peplums: in the decade and into the 1990s, simpler designs in a variety of lengths and fullness were popular; the grunge culture of the 1990s saw the combination of the little black dress with both sandals and combat boots, though the dress itself remained simple in cut and fabric. The new glamour of the late 1990s led to new variations of the dress but, like the 1950s and the 1970s, colour re-emerged as a factor in fashion and formalwear and shows an aversion to black; the resurgence of body conscious clothing, muted colour schemes, the reemergence of predominant black, along with the retrospective trends of the 1980s in the late 2000s paved way to the return of interest to the dress.
The black Givenchy dress of Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, designed by Hubert de Givenchy, epitomized the standard for wearing little black dresses accessorized with pearls, as was seen throughout the early 1960s. The dress set a record in 2006 when it was auctioned for £ six times its original estimate. Betty Boop, a cartoon character based in part on the 1920s "it girl" Clara Bow, was drawn wearing a little black dress in her early films, though with Technicolor Betty's dress became red. Diana, Princess of Wales wore a black Christina Stambolian dress while at Serpentine Gallery’s summer party, hosted by Vanity Fair in June 1994, the night Charles, Prince of Wales admitted he had an adulterous relationship with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Diana's dress has been compared to a "little black dress"Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, was known to own several little black dresses and said much in praise of the garments. One quote of the Duchess: "When a little black dress is right, there is nothing else to wear in its place."
Edith Piaf, the French folk icon, performed in a black sheath dress throughout her career: for this habit she w