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Rolls-Royce RB.183 Tay

The Rolls-Royce RB.183 Tay is a turbofan engine, developed from the RB.183 Mk 555 Spey core and using a fan scaled directly from the Rolls-Royce RB.211-535E4 to produce versions with a bypass ratio of 3.1:1 or greater. The IP compressor and LP turbine were designed using technology from the RB.211 programme. The engine was first run in August 1984; the Tay 650 had a new HP turbine which incorporated new technology, proven with the RB.211-535E4. This engine had a new combustor for improved durability; the Tay family is used on a number of airliners and larger business jets, including the Gulfstream IV family, Fokker 70 and Fokker 100, with a version being used to re-engine Boeing 727-100s. Designated 610-8, all but one training engine have now been converted to 611-8 standard; the newest variant is the 611-8C, which has cast HP1 turbine blades, larger fan from the 650-15, structural by-pass duct and FADEC. All Tay engines use a 22-blade titanium fan, a 3-stage intermediate-pressure compressor coupled to the fan shaft, a 12-stage high-pressure compressor, a 2-stage high-pressure turbine and a 3-stage low-pressure turbine.

Thrust: 13,850 lbf Aircraft: Tay 611 entered service in 1987 on the Gulfstream IV/IV-SP, for which it is the exclusive powerplant. The 620-15 is internally identical to the 611-8 and externally similar to the 650-15. Thrust: 13,850 lbf Aircraft: Fokker 70 from 1994, Fokker 100 from 1988 Thrust: 15,100 lbf Aircraft: Originally designed to re-engine the BAC One-Eleven, the 650-15 entered service on the Fokker 100 in 1989; the 651-54 is internally identical to the 650-15. The externals and gearbox suit the Boeing 727. Thrust: 15,400 lbf Aircraft: Boeing 727-100 from 1992. Conversion from three JT8D-7 to three Tay 651-54 was carried out by the now defunct Dee Howard Aircraft Maintenance Company in San Antonio, for the United Parcel Service, but all aircraft are grounded. Only one private 727 was converted. Boeing 727-100 QF Fokker 70 Fokker 100 Gulfstream IV Gulfstream G350/G400/G450 Gulfstream X-54 Data from Rolls-Royce and FAA TCDS. Type: Twin-spool high bypass turbofan Length: 94.7 in Diameter: 44 in Dry weight: 3,310 lb Compressor: Single-stage fan plus a 3-stage IP compressor and a 12-stage HP compressor Combustors: 10 can-annular combustion chambers Turbine: 2 stage HP turbine, 3 stage LP turbine Maximum thrust: 13,850 lbf Bypass ratio: 3.04:1 Thrust-to-weight ratio: 4.2 Comparable engines General Electric CF34 IAE V2500 PowerJet SaM146 Pratt & Whitney PW6000 Progress D-436 Rolls-Royce BR700Related lists List of aircraft engines Rolls-Royce Tay

Nazareth discography

This page contains a comprehensive collection of information related to recordings by the Scottish hard rock band, Nazareth.'Snaz # 83 U. S. # 78 UK BBC Radio 1 Live in Concert Live at the Beeb Back to the Trenches Homecoming Alive & Kicking The River Sessions Live 1981 Live in Brazil Greatest Hits # 54 UK # 1 Canada Hot Tracks # 120 U. S; the Very, Very Best of Nazareth The Ballad Album The Ballad Album Vol.2 The Singles Collection 20 track single CD #5017615928020 From the Vaults The Singles Collection 19 track single CD #4010946309026 Greatest Hits Volume II The Very Best Of Nazareth The Ballads Maximum XS Golden Hits Nazareth The Anthology The Singles "Dear John" "Morning Dew" "If You See My Baby" "This Flight Tonight" "You're the Violin" "I Want To" #23 US "Somebody to Roll" "Whatever You Want Babe" "Holiday" Nazareth Live EP "Every Young Man's Dream" "Moonlight Eyes" "Dressed to Kill" "Morning Dew'81" "Games" "Where Are You Now" "Party Down" "Ruby Tuesday" "Cinema" "Winner on the Night" "Piece of My Heart" "Every Time It Rains" "Tell Me That You Love Me" "Move Me" ∗ Both these songs were included on the 1975 Greatest Hits LP vinyl album US chart is Billboard unless otherwise noted.

** Record World singles chart. Live in Texas RazamanazLive from London Homecoming — Greatest Hits Live in Glasgow From the Beginning Live from Classic T Stage Naza' Live Scottish TV 1980 Live in Brazil

Charles Blount, 8th Baron Mountjoy

Charles Blount, 1st Earl of Devonshire, KG was an English nobleman and soldier who served as Lord Deputy of Ireland under Queen Elizabeth I as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland under King James I. He succeeded to the family title as 8th Baron Mountjoy in 1594, before commanding the Crown's forces during the final years of Tyrone's Rebellion, he was able to defeat Tyrone at the Battle of Kinsale, captured his headquarters at Dungannon before peace was agreed at the Treaty of Mellifont in 1603. The second son of James, 6th Baron Mountjoy and Catherine, only daughter of Sir Thomas Leigh, Charles Blount was among the most distinguished of the family, succeeding as 8th Baron Mountjoy on the death of his unmarried elder brother William, 7th Baron Mountjoy; the good fortune of his youthful and handsome looks found favour with Queen Elizabeth I which aroused the jealousy of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, leading to a duel between the two courtiers, who became close friends. Charles Blount was returned to the Commons as MP for St Ives, Cornwall in 1584 and for Bere Alston in 1586 and 1593, before entering the House of Lords in 1594.

Between 1586 and 1598 Charles spent most of his time on the Continent, serving in the Netherlands and Brittany. He joined Lord Essex and Sir Walter Raleigh in their expedition to the Azores in 1597, along with his distant cousin, Sir Christopher Blount. In 1600 Mountjoy went to Ireland as Lord Deputy following Lord Essex and, with the able assistance of Sir George Carew, brought the Nine Years' War to an end with ruthless scorched-earth tactics in the Ulster stronghold of the rebel Hugh O'Neill, 2nd Earl of Tyrone. In July 1601 he had ordered an amphibious landing at Lough Foyle, near Derry, which penetrated the north of the province and undermined the rebels. In the following December he defeated the rebels at the Battle of Kinsale, drove their Spanish allies out of the country; the downfall of Lord Essex did no damage to Lord Mountjoy's career. After the failure of his rebellion, Essex shocked many by denouncing his sister Penelope, Mountjoy's mistress, as a traitor, which raised the question of his own possible involvement.

Following Kinsale and his forces made successful incursions into Tyrone's Ulster heartlands. In 1602 Tyrone ordered the burning of his capital at Dungannon and retreated into the woods where he continued to evade capture. Mountjoy occupied the ruins of Dungannon, symbolically destroyed the Ó Néill Mór's traditional inauguration site at Tullyhogue. On 30 March 1603, six days after the death of Elizabeth and the accession of James I, O'Neill made peace with Mountjoy, signing the Treaty of Mellifont. Mountjoy continued in office with the more distinguished title of Lord-Lieutenant, he declared an amnesty for the rebels and granted them honourable terms, which caused some severe criticism from England. He showed similar moderation in putting down the abortive risings in Cork and Wexford, where the aldermen with some vague idea of gaining greater toleration for Roman Catholics, refused to proclaim the new King: in Cork three insurgents were hanged after a summary trial, but the rest were acquitted or pardoned.

On his return to England, Lord Mountjoy served as one of Sir Walter Raleigh's judges in 1603, in the same year King James I appointed him Master of the Ordnance as well as creating him Earl of Devonshire, granting him extensive estates. He was one of the founder members of the Spanish Company re-founded by royal charter in 1605. Mountjoy's long-term successor in Ireland was Sir Arthur Chichester. Ireland remained in a state of some tension, with a number of disgruntled Gaelic Irish allies of the Crown angered by Mountjoy's generous terms to the Earls of Tyrone and Tyrconnell which meant land, promised to them had now been restored to the earls. In 1607, a year after Mountjoy's death, the flight of the Earls took place; the following year a former government ally Sir Cahir O'Doherty attacked and burned Derry, launching O'Doherty's Rebellion. The flight and the rebellion led to the Plantation of Ulster, something that had not been envisaged by Mountjoy when he had made peace in 1603. Towards the end of his life, on 26 December 1605 at Wanstead House near London, in a ceremony conducted by his chaplain William Laud, afterwards Archbishop of Canterbury, he married his long-time mistress Lady Penelope wife of Robert, 3rd Baron Rich and sister of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex.

After the execution of her brother in 1601, Lord Rich divorced her in the ecclesiastical courts. The marriage was carried out in defiance of canon law, resulted in the disgrace of both parties, who were banished from King James I's court circles; the Earl and Countess of Devonshire continued to live together as husband and wife with their illegitimate children until his death a few months in the following year. His illegitimate children by his mistress Lady Rich, of whom he acknowledged the paternity, included: Mountjoy Blount, 1st Earl of Newport Elizabeth Blount St John Blount Ruth Blount Lord Devonshire left no legitimate children, so his hereditary titles became extinct at his death on 3 April 1606 at Savoy House, London. Baron Mountjoy Blount baronets This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. "Mountj

A Midwinter Night's Dream

"A Midwinter Night's Dream" is the name of episodes from The Golden Girls, Frasier. A Midwinter Night's Dream is the eighth studio album by the Canadian singer, accordionist and pianist Loreena McKennitt, released on October 28, 2008; the album is an extended version of A Winter Garden: Five Songs for the Season. 8 new tracks were added to the original 5 songs of the 1995 EP. A Midwinter Night's Dream takes the place of A Winter Garden, deleted from the Quinlan Road catalogue. "The Holly & The Ivy" – 4:49 "Un Flambeau, Isabelle" – 3:06 "The Seven Rejoices Of Mary" – 4:34 "Noël Nouvelet!" – 5:11 "Good King Wenceslas" – 3:16 "Coventry Carol" – 2:18 "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" – 7:19 "Snow" – 5:05 "Breton Carol" – 3:30 "Seeds Of Love" – 4:54 "Gloucestershire Wassail" – 2:39 "Emmanuel" – 4:55 "In The Bleak Midwinter" – 2:43 Loreena McKennitt – vocals, piano and harp Brian Hughes – oud and guitar Hugh Marshviolin Caroline Lavellecello Donald Quanviola and percussion Ben Grossmanhurdy-gurdy and percussion Simon Edwardsbass Rick Lazar – percussion Stratis Psaradellis – Greek lyra and Greek lute

D'Alema II Cabinet

The D'Alema II Cabinet was the cabinet of the government of Italy from 22 December 1999 to 26 April 2000. Following the exit from the majority of the United Christian Democrats led by Rocco Buttiglione and of the Union for the Republic led by Francesco Cossiga, in order to allow The Democrats to join the government, Massimo D'Alema resigned and formed a new government; the Italian Democratic Socialists, did not participate to the formation of the cabinet and they decided to abstain in the vote of confidence to the new government. The government stood in office for only 4 months: after the heavy defeat of The Olive Tree at the 2000 regional elections, D'Alema resigned for an "act of political sensitivity"; the task of forming a new government was entrusted to Giuliano Amato minister in the two D'Alema cabinets. Democrats of the Left: Prime minister, 8 ministers and 19 undersecretaries Italian People’s Party: 6 ministers and 14 undersecretaries The Democrats: 4 ministers and 8 undersecretaries Union of Democrats for Europe: 2 minister and 5 undersecretaries Independents: 2 ministers and 5 undersecretaries Party of Italian Communists: 2 ministers and 3 undersecretaries Italian Renewal: 1 minister and 5 undersecretaries Federation of the Greens: 1 minister and 3 undersecretaries Valdostan Union: 1 undersecretary

American Plan (union negotiations)

The American Plan is the term used to refer to open shop strategies pursued by employers in the United States in the 1920s. The American Plan deemed unions to be "un-American," and the resulting anti-union efforts of employers decreased union membership and efficacy until the 1930s. During World War I, U. S. Steel took a strong anti-union stance in its Chicago mills, calling union organizers "German propagandists." U. S. Steel required that steelworkers sign a "Pledge of Patriotism," promising not to strike; the National Association of Manufacturers endorsed the anti-union strategy in 1920. The term, American Plan, comes from a meeting of anti-union employers held in Chicago in 1921; the employers agreed not to negotiate with unions, to require that employees sign a pledge that they would not join a union. Some hardline employers refused to recognize or negotiate with union leaders, some boycotted unionized vendors and refused to sell supplies to striking employees. In some unionized cities, NAM members would fund deputized armed "patrols."

While ostensibly charged with keeping the peace, these "imported thugs" were accused of intimidating striking workers and breaking up peaceful demonstrations by force. They would pursue court-ordered injunctions against labor leaders, such as Illinois labor leader Reuben Soderstrom, to prevent them from organizing protests; when Soderstrom and his fellow Labor Council members protested, they were issued injunctions and charged with conspiracy The American Plan implied a connection between union activity and the Bolsheviks, playing on fears during the First Red Scare. As a result, the American Plan drove down union membership by at least 25% between 1921 and 1923. From companies' participation in the American Plan, as well as anti-union decisions from the Supreme Court of the United States, union membership fell from 5.1 million in 1920 to 3.6 million in 1929. In the 1930s, successful organizing drives by industrial unions weakened the American Plan, employer resistance to unions. "American Plan,"