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LGM-30 Minuteman

The LGM-30 Minuteman is a U. S. land-based intercontinental ballistic missile, in service with the Air Force Global Strike Command. As of 2020, the LGM-30G Minuteman III version is the only land-based ICBM in service in the United States and represents the land leg of the U. S. nuclear triad, along with the Trident submarine-launched ballistic missile and nuclear weapons carried by long-range strategic bombers. Development of the Minuteman began in the mid-1950s when basic research indicated that a solid fuel rocket motor could stand ready to launch for long periods of time, in contrast to liquid-fueled rockets that required fueling before launch and so might be destroyed in a surprise attack; the missile was named for the Colonial Minutemen of the American Revolutionary War, who could be ready to fight on short notice. The Minuteman entered service in 1962 as a deterrence weapon that could hit Soviet cities with a second strike and countervalue counterattack if the U. S. was attacked. However, the development of the United States Navy UGM-27 Polaris, which addressed the same role, allowed the Air Force to modify the Minuteman, boosting its accuracy enough to attack hardened military targets, including Soviet missile silos.

The Minuteman-II entered service in 1965 with a host of upgrades to improve its accuracy and survivability in the face of an anti-ballistic missile system the Soviets were known to be developing. In 1970, the Minuteman-III became the first deployed ICBM with multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles: three smaller warheads that improved the missile's ability to strike targets defended by ABMs, they were armed with the W62 warhead with a yield of 170 kilotons. By the 1970s, 1,000 Minutemen were deployed; this force has shrunk to 400 Minuteman-III missiles as of September 2017 deployed in missile silos around Malmstrom AFB, Montana. E. Warren AFB, Wyoming; the Air Force plans to keep the missile in service until at least 2030. Minuteman owes its existence to Air Force Colonel Edward N. Hall, who in 1956 was given charge of the solid-fuel-propulsion division of General Bernard Schriever's Western Development Division, created to lead development of the SM-65 Atlas and HGM-25A Titan I ICBMs.

Solid fuels were commonly used in short-range rockets. Hall's superiors were interested in short- and medium-range missiles with solids for use in Europe where the fast reaction time was an advantage for weapons that might be attacked by Soviet aircraft, but Hall was convinced. To achieve the required energy, that year Hall began funding research at Boeing and Thiokol into the use of ammonium perchlorate composite propellant. Adapting a concept developed in the UK, they cast the fuel into large cylinders with a star-shaped hole running along the inner axis; this allowed the fuel to burn along the entire length of the cylinder, rather than just the end as in earlier designs. The increased burn rate meant increased thrust; this meant the heat was spread across the entire motor, instead of the end, because it burned from the inside out it did not reach the wall of the missile fuselage until the fuel was finished burning. In comparison, older designs burned from one end to the other, meaning that at any instant one small section of the fuselage was being subjected to extreme loads and temperatures.

Guidance of an ICBM is based not only on the direction the missile is traveling but the precise instant that thrust is cut off. Too much thrust and the warhead will overshoot its target, too little and it will fall short. Solids are very hard to predict in terms of burning time and their instantaneous thrust during the burn, which made them questionable for the sort of accuracy required to hit a target at intercontinental range; this appeared at first to be an insurmountable problem, but in the end, it was solved in an trivial fashion. A series of ports were added inside the rocket nozzle, opened when the guidance systems called for engine cut-off; the reduction in pressure was so abrupt that the last burning fuel ejected itself and the flame was extinguished. The first to use these developments was the US Navy, they had been involved in a joint program with the US Army to develop the liquid-fueled PGM-19 Jupiter, but had always been skeptical of the system. They felt that liquid fuels were too dangerous to use onboard ships submarines.

Rapid success in the solids development program, combined with Edward Teller's promise of much lighter nuclear warheads during Project Nobska, led the Navy to abandon Jupiter and begin development of their own solid-fuel missile. Aerojet's work with Hall was adapted for their UGM-27 Polaris starting in December 1956; the US Air Force saw no pressing need for a solid fuel ICBM. Development of the SM-65 Atlas and SM-68 Titan ICBMs was progressing, "storable" liquids were being developed that would allow missiles to be left in a ready-to-shoot form for extended periods. Hall saw solid fuels not only as a way to improve launch times or safety, but part of a radical plan to reduce the cost of ICBMs so that thousands could be built, he was aware that new computerized assembly lines would allow continual production, that similar equipment would allow a small team to oversee operations for dozens or hundreds of missiles. A solid fuel design would be simpler to build, easier to maintain. Hall's ultimate plan was to build a number of integrated missiles "farms" that included factories, missile silos and recycling.

Each farm would support between 1,000 and 1,500 missiles being produced in a continuous low rate cycle. Systems in a missile would detect failures, at which point it would be removed

Brandibelly

Brandibelly is a Philippine-based, Visayan-progressive rock band from Cagayan de oro City. The band name is derived from a play of words of "BeerBelly", combining brandy, meaning "liquor", belly, their musical influences came from pop punk and alternative-jazz genres fused together to form a catchy and danceable type of music coming straight from the heart. They are one of the more popular bands in the BisRock scene in the Philippines and they have since released two albums since their formation in 2007; the band started in December 2007 and was composed of Liclic Rebolos, Jerome Nalasa, Michael Cuyos, Jet Perez, Mc'borz Somoza. After their initial months, the band decided to replace bassist Jet Perez and their friend Enrell wabe stepped in; the band continued with making their name in the local music scene. However, finding the right bass player was still a problem so in early 2008 the band replaced Enrell wabe with Teddy, they continued making waves in the scene by performing in underground gigs.

As time went on, the struggle to find permanent band members presented itself once again occur when Michael Cuyos opted to leave the band for work out of town, Teddy stepped in as guitarist and it was at that time when their friend Adam Datoy came in as bassist. In 2009, Mc'borz Somoza left the band and was nowhere to be found. From on, Jerome, Adam, Adonis went on as Brandibelly to become semifinalist again in Nescafe Soundskool 2010 with their original composition "PANGAKO" officially entering the bisrock scene, their first break came when their single "Jason" was played on air and was followed with their second single "Asa Ka Karon". It was when their reputation as a band started to be recognized not only by fellow musicians but by fans of the Bisrock genre, their next big break came in 2010 when they were commissioned to compose and record a jingle for MAG TV NA ATO NI to be used as the show's soundtrack. Brandibelly continued on with a series of gigs, radio and TV guesting and in 2012 they released their first album CHIKAY SA PALASYO at Ocho bistro, this time with John Erickson Gloria on guitars because Jerome Nalasa opted to pursue a more steady job out of town.

After the successful launching of their first album, they toured around Bukidnon, Lanao del norte, Zamboanga del sur and Misamis Oriental with other Bisrock bands from CDO and Cebu. It was during one of those Mindanao-wide gigs that one of the sponsors decided to produce their second album to be recorded in Cebu, so their second album MARIA CLARA was conceptualized, with Butch Macaltao as session drummer. Liclic Rebolos – Vocals Teddy Rebolos - Guitars, backing vocals Adam Datoy - Bass guitar John Erickson Gloria - Lead guitar Adonis Berongoy - Drums Touring live sessionist Butch Macaltao - Drums Gino Rivera - Bass guitarFormer members Jerome Nalasa – Guitars, backing vocals Michael Cuyos – Guitars Enrell Wabe – Bass guitar Mc'borz Somoza – Drums Jet Perez - Bass guitar Chikay sa Palasyo Maria Clara Chikay Sa Palasyo Asa ka Karon Chikay sa Palasyo Miss Pakipot Pangako Jason Tanan na lang Showee Mag TV na ato ni Maria Clara Nganong ni abot paman Mikay Ampalaya song 5'6 Krushmeyt Maria Clara Bahandi Darating din ang araw From The album Chikay sa Palasyo "Jason" "Asa ka karon" "Ms pakipot" "Tanan na lang" "Chikay sa palasyo" "Pangako" From the album Maria Clara "Mikay" "Maria Clara" M.

O. R 91.9 Tropang lokal Bisrock awards 2011Won: Band of the Year Won: Song of the Year - "Chikay sa palasyo" Won: Vocalist of the Year - Liclic Rebolos Won: Bassist of the Year - Adam Datoy Won: Drummer of the Year - Adonis Berongoy

All You Need Is Love (film)

All You Need Is Love is a 2015 Hong Kong-Chinese-Taiwanese romantic comedy film co-written and directed by Richie Jen and Andy Luo, with the former helming his directorial debut. The film stars Jen and Shu Qi, who co-wrote the screenplay. Wealthy heiress Yeh Fen-fen flees from her family's constant urging for her to get married, bringing a tape of the song Grandma's Pescadores Bay with her, left behind by her deceased parents. Fen-fen intends to experience the atmosphere in the song's lyrics and search for the freedom of life. Fen-fen books a seaside villa on the internet and begins her journey with a mind full of imaginations. Fen-fen, unexpectedly ends up living in a crummy bed and breakfast owned by Wu Si-shan, a result of false advertisement on the internet by Wu's friends, who wanted to help him expand his business. Fen-fen stays there for a night before angrily leaving. While leaving on a boat ride, Fen-fen's luggage fall into the sea, leaving her no choice but to stay on the island. Meanwhile, Wu's bead and breakfast had to be closed down due to the fact that his younger brother was cheated in an investment.

As a result, Wu has to carry the burden of repaying the high-interest debts. Fen-fen is a cold princess, while Wu is a carefree and passionate islander; as these two polar opposites encounter in the beautiful island, they embark on a relaxed comical romantic journey. Richie Jen as Wu Si-shan, referred by everyone as Wu, a native Pescadores Islander who runs a bed and breakfast, he has happy-go-lucky personality. Shu Qi as Yeh Fen-fen, a wealthy heiress who arrives in Pescadores Island to search for her parent's memories and flee from her family's arranged marriage of her with an American tycoon, Jack. Jiu Kung as Chen Ta-dong, Wu's good friend and the leader of Mosquito Island, intent on doing something important for his island. However, his plans backfire and break into disasters. Lego Lee as Wu Si-fu, Wu's younger brother. Ma Nien-hsien as Ma Nien-hsien, a passionate police officer of Pescadores Island. Chuang Hsiu-ching as Ann, Wu's daughter. Fang Xu as Fen-fen's uncle Tang Chi-yueh as Fen-fen's aunt Rim as Green Tea Chang Nien-jiung as Dong's girl Sara Hsieh as Dong's girl Emma Ma as Dong's girl Lin Mei-hsiu Ti Lung as Old Captain, Wu's father who spent most of his life sailing in the sea, only returning to his family after retiring at an elderly age.

Unable to let go of the thoughts of his deceased wife, he lives his life in guilt and loneliness. Lotus Wang as Pearl, Wu's childhood friend who sells fish in the fish market. Growing up together with Wu, she is love is intent on marrying him. Hu Qiaohua as the presenter of the matchmaking reality TV show, On the Road to Love. Vivian Dawson as Jack, an American tycoon, Fen-fen's fiance. Bowie Tsang as the press conference presenter for Fen-fen's new book, All You Need Is Love. Piera Chen of The Hollywood Reporter gave the film a negative review citing its predictable plot and unconvincing characters. Edmund Lee of the South China Morning Post gave the film a score of 2 out of 5 stars, citing poorly written characters and inconsistencies. LoveHkFilm gave the film a mixed review describing the plot as "inanity", but praises the chemistry and performances of the leads, writing All You Need Is Love needs a whole lot more to be considered quality, but Shu Qi and Richie Jen get a thumbs up for their substantial screen charm.

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Period of Adjustment

Period of Adjustment is a 1960 play by Tennessee Williams, adapted in the film version of 1962. Both the stage and film versions are set on Christmas Eve and tell the gentle, light-hearted story of two couples, one newlywed and the other married for five years, both experiencing pains and difficulties in their relationships; the two male characters are veterans of the Korean War. The younger of the two experiences post traumatic stress, the older man suffers from feelings of inadequacy towards his wife, the daughter of his boss. However, the observance of each other’s troubles brings both couples to realize what they have and to reconcile their own relationships. Williams wrote the first draft of the play in November 1958 "in a rush of activity induced by drugs." It was workshopped for a week in December 1958 and premiered at the Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway on November 10, 1960. It was directed by George Roy Hill, the stage settings and lighting were by Jo Mielziner, the costumes were by Patricia Zipprodt, the production stage manager was William Chambers.

The play, which Williams subtitled "a serious comedy," was a departure from the playwright's usual dark dramas, was written in response to a Hollywood columnist who had asked why his plays were always "plunging into the sewers." Williams responded to the criticism by writing Period of Adjustment and arguing, in a piece, published in The New York Times, The play received average reviews and closed March 4, 1961 after 132 performances. The original cast was: James Daly as Ralph Bates Barbara Baxley as Isabel Haverstick Robert Webber as George Haverstick Helen Martin as Susie Esther Benson as Lady CarolerIn February 2006, the play was revived at the Almeida Theatre in London. Spoto, Donald; the Kindness of Strangers: The Life of Tennessee Williams. Boston: Little Brown. ISBN 0-306-80805-6. Rocamora, Carol. "Delicate people". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2011-06-18. Period of Adjustment at the Internet Broadway Database

Madan Puraskar

Madan Puraskar. It is considered the most prestigious literature award in Nepal, it was established by daughter in law of Prime Minister Chandra Shumsher JBR Queen Jagadamba Kumari Devi, in memory of her husband late General Madan Shumsher JBR, on September 26, 1955. Since it has been presented every year, except in 1974 and 1977. At the time of its establishment, the award prize was NRS 4000. Since the Golden Jubilee year 2005 the award prize has been increased to NRs. 400,000. Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya Nepali language Shri Durbar Jagadamba Kumari Devi Official website Complete List of Madan Puraskar Winners About 2010 winner About 2011 winner About Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya in PAN

Queen at Wembley

Queen Live at Wembley Stadium referred to as Queen Live At Wembley, Queen At Wembley, Queen Live At Wembley'86, Live At Wembley and Live At Wembley'86, is a recording of a concert at the original Wembley Stadium, England on Saturday 12 July 1986 during Queen's Magic Tour and transmitted and released in various audio and video forms. The recorded concert was first seen as a ‘The Tube Special’ on TV; this was transmitted in mono. However, it was broadcast over the radio in stereo so that viewers had the option to mute their televisions, play the audio on a nearby radio and enjoy “the world’s first stereo simulcast” in a similar way that previous live classical performances had sometimes been offered; the recording was first commercially released in December 1990 as an edited VHS as the Live at Wembley'86 audio CD in 1992. This was followed by a DVD release as Queen: Live at Wembley Stadium to coincide with the CD rerelease in 2003; the DVD has gone five times platinum in the United States, four times platinum in the United Kingdom, achieved multi platinum status around the world.

On 5 September 2011, the 25th Anniversary Edition of the concert was released as a standard 2-DVD set and a deluxe 2-DVD and 2-CD set which included the entire Friday 11 July 1986 concert on DVD for the first time. Eagle Rock Entertainment released a 25th Anniversary Edition in the USA and Canada on 12 March 2013. One Vision Tie Your Mother Down In the Lap of the Gods... Revisited Seven Seas of Rhye Tear It Up A Kind of Magic Under Pressure Another One Bites the Dust Who Wants to Live Forever I Want to Break Free Impromptu Brighton Rock Solo Now I'm Here Love of My Life Is This the World We Created? Baby I Don't Care Hello Mary Lou Tutti Frutti Gimme Some Lovin' Bohemian Rhapsody Hammer to Fall Crazy Little Thing Called Love Big Spender Radio Ga Ga We Will Rock You Friends Will Be Friends We Are the Champions God Save the Queen Brian May and Roger Taylor interview Gavin Taylor and Gerry Stickells interview A Beautiful Day – Rudi Dolezal's backstage documentary about the whole day Tribute to the Wembley Towers – including timelapse demolition footage set to'These Are the Days of Our Lives' Features'Friday Concert Medley' – highlights package of the previous night's show:A Kind of Magic Another One Bites The Dust Tutti Frutti Crazy Little Thing Called Love We Are The Champions God Save The QueenRehearsals Picture Gallery 4 tracks presented in multi-angle Brian, Roger and Freddie cams: One Vision Under Pressure Now I'm Here We Are the Champions PCM Stereo & DTS 5.1 Surround Sound The original concert started at 4.00pm with tickets costing £14.50, Four bands performed in the following order: INXS The Alarm Status Quo Queen Queen at Wembley on IMDb