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M3 Scout Car

The M3 Scout Car was an American-produced armored car. The original M3 Scout Car was produced in limited numbers, while the improved M3A1 Scout Car saw wide service during World War II and after; the main production variant, the M3A1 Scout Car, was a armored, open topped, machine gun armed, four wheel drive vehicle designed to be used in the reconnaissance role. The M3A1 Scout Car was crewed by a driver and commander, while there was seating for six additional occupants in the rear. Powered by a Hercules JXD 6-cylinder in-line petrol engine delivering 110 hp, the M3A1 Scout Car had a maximum road speed of 50 mph and the 30 US gal fuel tank gave a maximum range of 250 mi; the vehicle’s four wheel drive and bumper mounted unditching roller enabled it to cross a 1.5 ft wide trench and climb a 1 ft high step, maximum fording depth was 28 in. The armored body of the M3A1 Scout Car was produced by the Diebold Lock and Safe Company, it had a maximum armor thickness of.5 in and was open topped, providing good fields of view but no overhead protection for the occupants, a canvas cover was provided for protection from the elements.

The underside protection was limited, giving little protection from the effects of land mines to the vehicle’s occupants. The M3A1 Scout Car was armed with a.50 cal M2 Browning heavy machine gun and one or two.30 cal M1919 Browning medium machine guns, all were mounted on a skate rail upon which the pintle mounts could be moved about. Due to its open top, the occupants were able to employ their personal weapons. M1 Scout CarThe M1 Scout Car was the first of a new series of armored cars developed by the White Motor Company for the US Army. Tested in 1934, the M1 Scout Car was an improvised, open topped four-wheel drive vehicle based on a commercial White ½-ton truck design, it weighed appropriately 3.85 short tons, was powered by a 75 hp engine, had a top speed of 50 mph. The M1 Scout Car had a crew of four, a maximum armor thickness of.5 in and was armed with machine guns mounted on static mounts inside the vehicle. Seventy-six M1 Scout Cars were delivered to the US Army. M2 Scout CarThe M2 Scout Car was a development of the M1, tested in 1935 the identical looking M2 was larger and more powerful, designed with as many commercial components as possible to keep costs down it could accommodate a crew of seven.

The M2 Scout Car weighed appropriately 3.95 short tons, was powered by a 94 hp engine and retained the top speed of 50 mph. Twenty M2 Scout Cars were delivered to the US Army. M2A1 / M3 Scout CarThe M2A1 Scout Car redesignated the M3 Scout Car, was a further development of the M1 and M2 Scout Cars; the M2A1 / M3 Scout Car retained the 94 hp engine and had a top speed of 60 mph. Sixty-four M2A1 / M3 Scout Cars were produced, all being assigned to the 7th Cavalry Brigade. M3A1 Scout CarThe M3A1 Scout Car was the final development of the series. Primary external differences from the M3 were a widening of the body over the fenders, the removal of the rear door of the M3 and the addition of the front roller. Internally, the M3A1 was fitted with the machine gun skate rail. A total of 20,918 were produced between 1939–1944, it was the only version to see service outside of the United States. The M3A1E1 Scout Car was developed to increase the range and fuel economy of the vehicle, it was powered by an 81 hp Buda-Lanova 6DT-317 six-cylinder diesel engine.

3,340 were produced, all were sent to the Soviet Union. The M3A1E2 Scout Car was a version with an armored roof; the M3A1E3 Scout Car was an experimental version fitted with a pedestal mounted 37 mm Gun M3. The M3A1 Command Car was a command version, fitted with an armoured screen and additional side armor; the M2 Half Track was developed from the M3A1 Scout Car by adding half tracks to the rear of the vehicle. The post-War BTR-40 was a Soviet copy of the M3A1 Scout Car; the M3A1 Scout Car was used by cavalry units of the US Army in its intended cavalry role during the North African Campaign and the invasion of Sicily, being employed for reconnaissance, screening and as an armored command vehicle. The M3A1 was reliable, making it popular with its crews, it was considered a major disappointment in US Army service due to its poor offroad performance, but its lack of overhead protection. Cavalry units were forced to supliment it with M3 Half-tracks. Throughout 1943, most US Army units replaced the M3A1 with the M8 armored car and the similar M20 Utility Car, although the M3A1 was retained for rear area security and convoy escort duties.

A small number of M3A1s were employed in Normandy. A few M3A1s were used by the US Marine Corps in the Pacific theater. General George Patton used an M3A1 Scout Car as a command vehicle, modified with additional armor and a raised fighting compartment. A total of 11,401 M3A1 Scout Cars were allocated for supply to US allies under lend-lease, 6,987 were supplied to the British Commonwealth, 3,310 to the Soviet Union and 104 to the Chinese Nationalist Army; some were supplied to Free Belgian, Free French and Polish units. In British Commonwealth service, the White Scout Car was regarded more as an armored truck, reflected in the designation Truck, 15cwt, 4x4, Armoured Personnel, was used in a variety of secondary roles, being issued to engineer, artillery medical and signals units, it was used by British Commonwealth forces in every

JumpJet Rex

JumpJet Rex is a 2D platform game developed and published by TreeFortress Games. The game was released for Windows, OS X and Linux in April 2015. An Xbox One version was released in April 2016 with a PlayStation 4 release following in June 2017. JumpJet Rex is a 2D platform game, in which players control the eponymous character, a space-exploring tyrannosaurus equipped with jet-propelled boots. Rex's jet boots give him the ability to hover and boost. Developed by TreeFortress Games, JumpJet Rex original began as a project for a game jam in 2014; the game takes inspiration from classic platform titles of the 8-bit and 16-bit eras, such as Mega Man and Sonic the Hedgehog. An in-development version of the game was released commercially through Steam Early Access for Linux, OS X, Windows on January 14, 2015; the early access release featured the first dozen levels of the game. The game exited the early access phase and received an official release for PC platforms on April 22, 2015; the game was released on the Xbox One video game console on April 29, 2016.

JumpJet Rex received a "generally favourable" reception from critics, with aggregate review website Metacritic assigning a score of 76 out of 100 based on 11 reviews. Official website

Jūō Station

Jūō Station is a JR East railway station located in Hitachi, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. Jūō Station is served by the Jōban Line, is located 156.6 km from the official starting point of the line at Nippori Station. Jūō Station has one elevated island platform connected to the station building by an underground passageway. Jūō Station was opened on 25 February 1897 as Kawajiri Station; the station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways on 1 April 1987. It was renamed to its present name on 13 March 2004. Jūō Post Office Station information JR East Station Information

Sugar City Ratepayers Alliance

The Sugar City Ratepayers Alliance was a Fijian political party that operated only on the municipal level, in the city of Lautoka. It was founded early in 2005 with a view to contesting the municipal elections to the Lautoka City Council, scheduled for 22 October 2005, it failed to win any seats, either in the main election, or in the special election on 12 November for four seats in the Simla ward, postponed. The party contested the election on an anti-corruption platform; the Fiji Labour Party, which dominated the council, had suspended nine councillors - its entire council membership - in the wake of revelations that they had granted taxi bases to friends and colleagues. The SCRA called for the same standards of accountability that are required of parliamentarians to be applicable to municipal councillors; the SCRA welcomed the Labour Party's decision to suspend its councillors, but claimed that the move did not go far enough. Alliance chairman Faaiaz Ali said that the same rules that required members of Parliament suspended from their parties to resign should be applied to local government office holders, as with no party to answer to, they could be an greater threat to ratepayers.

"Now these councillors who have been suspended can do anything they want and they will do everything they please because their term will expire in October," Ali said. He called for the Local Government Act to be amended to allow for their dismissal. On 11 October, Ali announced; the party has nominated three candidates for each of the Waiyavi and Veitari wards, but has chosen not to contest the Simla Ward. Ali gave no reason for the decision to leave Simla uncontested, but said that the party was confident of winning most, if not all, of the 9 seats it was contending for. There is three indigenous Fijians standing for the party. Ali himself is standing for the Veitari ward; the same day, Ali warned city residents not to vote for candidates who hold permanent residency status in other countries. The Fijian constitution forbids dual citizenship, but permanent residency, which amounts to a kind of second-class in a number of other countries, is not covered by the ban. Ali said that holding Permanent Residency in another country made it too easy for councillors to abscond rather than face up to allegations of misconduct of council business, that voters should be wary of such candidates.

Considerable publicity for the Alliance failed to break the hold of the Fiji Labour Party on the City Council, however. The FLP ended up with 12 seats and the Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua 4; some time after the military coup of 2006, the SCRA was dissolved

Margaret Farrar

Margaret Petherbridge Farrar was an American journalist and the first crossword puzzle editor for The New York Times. Creator of many of the rules of modern crossword design, she wrote a long-running series of crossword puzzle books including the first-ever book of any kind published by Simon & Schuster. Margaret Petherbridge was born March 23, 1897, in Brooklyn, New York, to Margaret and Henry Petherbridge, who owned a licorice factory. A lifelong resident of New York City, she attended Berkeley Institute in Brooklyn and graduated from Smith College in 1919, her career in crossword puzzles began at the New York World in 1921. She had been hired as the secretary to the editor of the Sunday edition of the New York World. Petherbridge had never solved a puzzle herself and therefore chose puzzles to be printed without testing them, until fellow World employee Franklin Pierce Adams criticized her for it, she subsequently described her reaction as " an oath to edit the crosswords to the essence of perfection.

In January 1924 Petherbridge was given an advance of $25 and asked to compile a book of crossword puzzles by Richard L. Simon and M. Lincoln Schuster, who were launching a book publishing company but did not yet have any manuscripts; the Cross Word Puzzle Book launched Simon & Schuster as a major publisher and was the first of four bestselling compilations published that year. Simon & Schuster's crossword books became the longest continuously published book series. In 1926 Petherbridge married John C. Farrar, one of the co-founders of Farrar & Rinehart and Farrar and Giroux, she left the World to raise a family, returned to journalism in 1942 as founding puzzle editor of The New York Times. She remained with the newspaper until 1969, she edited novels for Farrar and Giroux, upon her husband's death in 1974 she succeeded him as a member of the company's board of directors. Farrar died June 1984, at her home in Manhattan. Up to her death, she compiled two crossword puzzle books a year for Simon & Schuster, was editing puzzles for the Los Angeles Times syndicate.

Puzzle creator and publisher Stanley Newman has referred to Farrar as a "crossword genius", credits her with the creation of "many, if not most" of the rules that guide modern crossword design. "Perhaps Margaret Farrar's greatest legacy is the large number of expert puzzlemakers she discovered and/or nurtured over the years – Will Weng, Eugene T. Maleska, Frances Hansen, Anne Fox, A. J. Santora, Diana R. Sessions, Jules Arensberg, Herbert Ettenson, Harold T. Bers, Mel Taub … the list goes on," wrote Will Shortz. "Other editors have left their mark on the world of crosswords … but it was Margaret Farrar, more than anyone else, who established the American crossword rules and format, whose smooth, timeless style of editing I still try to emulate today." Bennett, Mark. "SOLVING THE PUZZLE: Finding answers to the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle a daunting task". Terre Haute Tribune-Star

Seven Deadly Sins (novel series)

Seven Deadly Sins is a series of young kids novels written by Robin Wasserman. Its plot follows a group of bankrupt teens living in the town of California; the series was published starting in 2005 through Simon Pulse and consists of seven books, each one named after one of the seven deadly sins. The book by release date are Lust, Pride, Sloth and Greed; the series was adapted into a TV miniseries in 2005 that starred Dreama Walker, Rachel Melvin, Jared Keeso, Reila Aphrodite, Eric Close. The stories follow a group of teens as they battle with their desires and the backstabbing, cut-throat things they will do to get what they want—from betraying best friends to realizing they would do anything to get revenge on the best friend who wronged them. Lust Envy Pride Wrath Sloth Gluttony Greed Harper Grace is the'it' girl at Haven High, her great grandparents founded the town. Since she was a little kid she had a crush on her best friend Adam, the new girl Beth's eye candy. Harper is self-centered and uses the town as her personal playground with her best friend Miranda Stevens.

They use metrosexual Kane Geary to ruin people's lives. In the first few books she and Kane befriend the evil-minded Kaia Sellers to foil Adam and Beth's relationship, since Harper wants Adam and Kane wants Beth, all the while shoving off Miranda. Kaia has sparked a relationship with mechanic Reed Sawyer, they fake a sex scandal using Kane and Harper while Kaia takes pictures which Kane doctors to make it look as though Harper was Beth. They sent the pictures to Adam causing him to believe Beth cheated on him with his best friend Kane and he breaks up with her. Beth discovers it was Harper and Kane who caused the whole thing at Kaia's New Years Party, she had received drugs from Kane as a'present' to help her loosen up. When she and Adam walk in on Kane giving a drunken ramble about what he and Harper had done and Adam decide to get back together and leave the two they were with. Kaia does not care for Harper and Kane but wanting to do something because she was in a good mood, walks out and with a few simple words insinuating what Adam and Kaia had done together Beth leaves him once more.

Beth and Miranda get together to destroy Harper because of Harper betraying Miranda. This leads to a flyer being passed around the school about the different people — Kane, Harper and Kaia although there were a few others just to spread it around to not look like a personal attack; this does not work and Miranda and Beth stop working together. Beth auditions to read a speech to the Harper cuts in to destroy Beth's chances. Harper wins by popularity and Beth went home angry, she took them to school. She slipped one into Harper's water before her speech. Harper embarrasses herself in front of the entire school and runs out and into Kaia who, both wanting to escape Harper, takes the wheel and drive off, they go driving out of town and a red van wanders into their lane and crashes into the sports car killing Kaia. Harper starts having nightmares about Kaia. Depressed, she will not open up to anybody. In "Sloth" she realizes she has to live her life the way she wants and starts to let people in and opens up.

In "Gluttony", Harper starts to begin her friendship with Adam again. Her plans take a turn for the worst. Harper decides she is better off alone. At the end of the book she finds Beth about to jump off a roof but she teaches Beth that there is something to live for — you just have to find it, he is best friends of Kane Geary and Harper Grace. He starts getting feelings for Beth as soon, he realizes. Everything seems to be going well until he realizes that Kane and Harper backstabbed him to break up with Beth, he stays with Beth until he decides to cheat on her with Kaia. Beth finds out and vows to get revenge over them; when Harper embarrasses herself at the school assembly he tries to help her but she gets herself killed. He misses his best friend and wants to start his friendship with Harper again but she won't speak to him, he starts failing all his classes and struggles on the team. He has a fling with Miranda Stevens, they agree to keep it a secret from the rest of their friends. In "Gluttony", he and Harper become friends again.

But after Beth gets hurt, he comes to her aid and Harper thinks that they are dating again and runs away. He saves Beth from suicide and starts to become friends with Harper once again through their rocky relationship, he is Adam's best friend. He is Harper's partner in crime and moves onto a new girl each day, he wants Beth, Adam's new girlfriend, realizes that Harper wants the same thing. The new girl from New York wants to join up. One of Kane's flaws is, he strikes a deal with a dealer to get a new brand on the market in Gluttony. After Beth loses Adam he convinces her that it was all Harper's fault and gives her pills to spike Harper's drinks after they have a relationship, she slips the drugs in her drink and the whole thing goes to plan until Kaia dies. Beth starts talking about, he convinces her not to and is the only person who doesn't care but wants to figure out what happened that night. In "Gluttony" he convinces his f