The McDonnell Douglas T-45 Goshawk is a modified version of the British BAE Systems Hawk land-based training jet aircraft. Manufactured by McDonnell Douglas and British Aerospace, the T-45 is used by the United States Navy as an aircraft carrier-capable trainer; the T-45 Goshawk has its origins within the mid-1970s, during which time the U. S. Navy formally commenced its search for a new jet trainer aircraft to serve as a single replacement for both its T-2 Buckeye and A-4 Skyhawk trainers. During 1978, the VTXTS advanced trainer program to meet this need was formally launched by the U. S. Navy. An Anglo-American team, comprising British aviation manufacturer British Aerospace and American aircraft company McDonnell Douglas, decided to submit their proposal for a navalised version of the land-based BAE Systems Hawk trainer. Other manufacturers submitted bids, such as a rival team of French aircraft company Dassault Aviation, German manufacturer Dornier and American aerospace company Lockheed, who offered their Alpha Jet to fulfil the requirement.
The VTX-TS competition was not for the procurement of an aircraft in isolation. For their proposal, MDC was the prime contractor and systems integrator, BAe functioned as the principal subcontractor and partner for the aircraft element, Rolls-Royce provided the Adour engine to power the aircraft, Sperry is the principal subcontractor for the simulator system. During November 1981, the U. S. Navy announced. 60 per cent of the work on the T-45 program was undertaken overseas in Britain. During September 1982, a Full Scale Engineering Development contract was awarded to the MDC team to develop and produce the proposed aircraft, designated T-45 Goshawk. On 16 April 1988, the first T-45A Goshawk conducted its maiden flight. Work on the production of the Goshawk was divided between the two primary partner companies. BAE Systems was responsible for manufacturing the fuselage aft of the cockpit, along with the air inlets, the vertical stabilizer of the T-45 at their Samlesbury facility, while the wings were produced at the company's plant at Brough, England.
Boeing performed the manufacture of the remaining elements of the Goshawk, as well as conducting assembly of the type at a production line at St. Louis, after having transferred work on the program from the company's facility in Long Beach, California; the Goshawk retained the typical powerplant used by the Hawk, the Rolls-Royce Adour turbofan jet engine. During the mid-1990s, Rolls-Royce worked on establishing a US-based production line for the Adour engine, to be operated by the former Allison Engine Company. S. Navy chose to terminate the partially-finished engine effort. Around this time, the U. S. Navy was interested in adopting another powerplant, the International Turbine Engine Company's F124 turbofan engine, for the Goshawk. On 7 October 1996, a T-45A test aircraft flew. Early production aircraft were designated T-45A. From December 1997 onwards, later-built production Goshawks were constructed with enhanced avionics systems, which included the adoption of a glass cockpit and head-up display.
From 2003 onwards, all of the extant T-45A trainer aircraft were converted to the more modern T-45C configuration under the T-45 Required Avionics Modernization Program. This program brought the U. S. Navy's trainers to an identical Cockpit 21 standard, which incorporated both the HUD and the glass cockpit, which had the benefit of making the trainers more similar to the U. S. Navy's frontline fighter aircraft. On 16 March 2007, it was announced that the 200th Goshawk had been delivered to the U. S. Navy. During November 2009, the 221st aircraft, the final aircraft to be produced, was delivered. During early 2008, it was announced by the US Navy that several of its T-45C Goshawks would be outfitted with a synthetic radar capability to allow them to support rear crew training requirements, that it was considering a possible requirement for a follow-on order for such equipped models of the type. An initial batch of 19 T-45Cs equipped with this virtual mission training system, which simulates the capabilities of the US Navy's Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet's Raytheon APG-73 radar were delivered to the Navy's Undergraduate Military Flight Officer training school at Pensacola, Florida.
The type was used to prepare weapon system and electronic warfare operators for the Super Hornet and the Boeing EA-18G Growler. Both McDonnell Douglas and Boeing have made multiple approaches to potential overseas customers offering the Goshawk in the trainer role. During the mid-1990s, McDonnell Douglas teamed up with Rockwell International to jointly bid the T-45 as a replacement the Royal Australian Air Force's jet trainer fleet in competition against, amongst others, the Hawk that the type had been derived from. Marketing efforts to acquire export customers were intensified following a cut in the procurement rate by the U. S. Navy during 2003.
Sink is an album released by Floater in September 1994. Lyrics of isolation and insanity are set against dark and moody aural landscapes, ambient sampling montages, savage instrumental punch. Sink received a preliminary Grammy nomination in the category of Best Rock Album. There are four known pressings of the disc art to exist; the first and the rarest pressing shows the sink from the cover of the Sink demo tape. The second pressing shows the man on the couch; the third pressing is a solid blue disc. The fourth pressing is a solid blue disc, has "Floater" on the top of the disc and the man on the couch on the bottom. To date, a total of seven versions of Sink were released, The first pressing was only 500 discs pressed before the album was remixed and re-released. Sink was released on cassette as well. "The Beginning" "Seventeen" "Snowblind" "The Big Top" "Manic" "Weary" "Was a Time..." "Thin Skin" "Summoning" "Godgun" "Ah" "Peter the Destroyer" The Ascent Declaration Peter the Destroyer Smoke and Madness "Kill the Girl" "Becoming" "They" "Tell the Captain" "Out of Sheer Loneliness" AMG
Hevel Modi'in Regional Council is a regional council in central Israel. It covers an area from Petah Tikva to Modi'in; the council borders Drom HaSharon Regional Council, El'ad and Rosh HaAyin in the north Mateh Binyamin Regional Council in the east Gezer Regional Council and Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut in the south Drom HaSharon, Lod Valley Regional Council and Ramle in the west. The head rabbi of the regional council is Rabbi Eliav Meir, the head rabbi of Gimzo; the council covers 19 moshavim, three community settlements and a youth village. Kibbutzim Be'erot YitzhakMoshavim Community settlements Lapid Mevo Modi'im NofekhYouth villages Ben Shemen Youth Village Council website
Kalophrynus subterrestris is a species of frog in the family Microhylidae. It endemic to Borneo where it is known from Sabah and Sarawak, although it is presumed to be present in Kalimantan and Brunei. Common names burrowing grainy frog and Labang sticky frog have been coined for this species. Males measure 21–23 mm and females 26–27 mm in snout–vent length; the tympanum is distinct. The finger and toe tips are rounded; the toes have basal webbing. Skin is coarsely granular; the dorsum is dark gray, without lighter markings. The sides of body are orange in the groin; the venter has dusky mottling anteriorly. Natural habitats of Kalophrynus subterrestris are lowland, tropical moist forests below 300 m above sea level, they occur under leaf litter or in burrows. The species is abundant locally, but it does not occur in modified habitats.
"I Hung My Head" is a song written by the singer-songwriter Sting and released on the 1996 album Mercury Falling. It reflects Sting's childhood fondness for TV Westerns, as well as his avowed interest in country music, but tackles deeper and more philosophical themes of life, death and redemption, it tells the story of a boy who shoots a stranger, the resulting shame, the consequences he faces. Blue Highway released a bluegrass version of the song in 1999 on their self-titled album Blue Highway. In 2002, Johnny Cash covered the song in the album American IV: The Man Comes Around. Sting re-recorded the song in an orchestral version for his 2010 album Symphonicities; the story is told from the point of view of a young man who takes his brother's rifle out with him one morning. He points the rifle at a man, riding a horse in the distance The rifle discharges, killing the rider; the man runs to the salt lands. He is discovered by a sheriff, is struck by the realization of what he has done, he is brought before a jury, where he begs forgiveness and wishes he were dead.
Awaiting execution on the gallows, he sees as a "trick of the brain" the rider return, so that they will ride together "till kingdom come". The man prays to God for mercy; the song is one of few popular tunes written in compound time 98. It makes use of the Bulgarian aksak rhythm Grancharsko horo, bichronal meaning it has the effect of alternating groups of 4-beat and 5-beat bars; the drum beat is syncopated, on the 8th beats. In the Johnny Cash cover, the signature of the song was changed to standard 44. In Sting's version of the song, the song is in the key of B♭ major; the guitar part is played with a capo on the 1st fret. Johnny Cash's cover version of the song was used in the Season Six premiere of The Shield, was played over the opening and closing of the episode; the episode dealt with the aftermath of the murder of a central character by his partner, who mistakenly believed that the victim had betrayed him. Cash's cover version appears in the film The Green Hornet. Bruce Springsteen covered the song at the 2014 Kennedy Center Honors where Sting was one of the honorees
South Korean boy band Big Bang have won numerous awards and nominations for their music since their debut in 2006 under YG Entertainment. At the 2007 Mnet KM Music Festival, Big Bang was nominated in five categories, winning two: Song of the Year for “Lies” and Best Male Artist. At the 2008 Seoul Music Awards, Big Bang won all three categories they were nominated in, including Artist of the Year and Record of the Year Digital Release for “Lies”. A year they were awarded Artist of the Year and Best Male Group and at the 2008 Mnet KM Music Festival, their second studio album Remember was awarded Record of the Year at the 2009 Seoul Music Awards. Overseas, Big Bang won the Best New Artist award at the 2009 Japan Record Awards, their fourth Korean EP Tonight yielded two singles, “Tonight” and "Love Song", with the latter winning Song of the Year at the 1st Gaon Chart Music Awards and Best Music Video at the 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards. The same year, Big Bang was presented the first award for Best Worldwide Act at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards.
At the 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards, Big Bang were nominated in six categories, winning three including Artist of the Year and Best Male Group. They were awarded the Guardian Angel award at the same ceremony following the success of their Alive Tour. Alive and its singles “Blue” and “Fantastic Baby” won Album of the Year and Song of the Year for February and March at the 2nd Gaon Chart Music Awards. In 2015, Big Bang was the most nominated and awarded act at the Mnet Asian Music Awards, winning four out of eight nominations, including Artist of the Year, Song of the Year for “Bang Bang Bang”, Best Music Video for “Bae Bae”. At the Melon Music Awards, they were nominated in five categories winning four, including Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for “Bang Bang Bang”; the group won Song of the Year and Pop Song of the Year for “Bae Bae” and “Loser” at the Korean Music Awards. At the 2016 Golden Disc Awards, they won three categories including Song of the Year for “Loser”. At the 5th Gaon Chart Music Awards, Big Bang won Song of the Year for four consecutive months from May to August with their singles from Made: “Loser”, “Bang Bang Bang”, “If You”, “Let’s Not Fall In Love”.
At the 6th Gaon Chart Music Awards, Big Bang won Song of the Year for “Fxxk It”. The Cyworld Digital Music Awards are a record chart, calculated by combining the digital sales and background music selections for users of the Cyworld South Korean social network; the Gaon Chart Music Awards is a major music awards show, held annually in South Korea by the national music record chart Gaon Chart. The Golden Disc Awards is a music awards show founded in 1986, presented annually by the Music Industry Association of Korea for outstanding achievements in the music industry in South Korea; the Main Award is awarded up to 10 best artists by calculating album and digital sales with online vote and a final judgement by the judges of the award ceremony. The Grand Prize award is equivalent Artist of the Year, is awarded to the performer of the best full-length album nominated from the Disk Bonsang; the Melon Music Awards is a major music awards show, held annually in South Korea. It is known for only calculating online votes to judge winners.
Daesang Award is equivalent Artist of the Year. While the Bonsang Awards is awarded up to 10 best artists by calculating album and digital sales with online vote and a final judgement by the judges of the award ceremony; the Mnet Asian Music Awards "M.net KM Music Festival", is a major K-pop music award show, held by Mnet Media annually in South Korea. Daesang Award is equivalent Artist of the Year; the Seoul Music Awards is a music awards show founded in 1990, presented annually by the Sports Seoul for outstanding achievements in the music industry in South Korea. Daesang Award is equivalent Artist of the Year. While the Bonsang Awards is awarded up to 12 best artists by calculating album and digital sales with online vote and a final judgement by the judges of the award ceremony; the Japan Record Awards recognizes outstanding achievements in the Japan Composer's Association in a manner similar to the American Grammy Awards, is major music awards show held annually in Japan. The show airs every New Year's Eve on TBS Japan at 6:30 P.
M is hosted by many announcers. The YouTube Music Awards, is a music award show presented by YouTube; the World Music Awards was an international awards show founded in 1989 that annually honored recording artists based on worldwide sales figures provided by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. The show is broadcast to North and South America, all of Europe, the Middle East, most of Asia, all of Africa, reaching an estimated worldwide audience of around one billion viewers in over 160 countries; the last World Music Awards show was on May 2014 in Monte Carlo. Official website Official website